Foveaux Restaurant and Bar

Restaurant in Sydney

Modern European Restaurant

Foveaux in Surry Hills is designed to appeal to the creative and media crowd that live and work in the trendy Surry Hills suburb of Sydney, and overall the décor, ambience and food ensures anyone from this neck of the woods feels right at home.

The quirky and intimate Red Door Bar in the cellar is a quiet and calm escape from the city bustle outside. Our group convened here for pre dinner drinks, and enjoyed expertly made Daiquiris and instantly relaxed into comfortable seating, forgetting the hectic pace of life we left beyond the door.

Foveaux restaurant is at street level, and the slightly urban, edgy artwork and décor, exposed brickwork and open kitchen has a more Manhattan style than the bar. This is not a big space, so this place is often fully booked, but the general hum of a full restaurant was not at all intrusive.

Despite the obvious thought and creativity that has gone into the setting, the food here is still king. The menu is such that you really must visit with a group so everyone can have a different dish and you can all compare. Of particular note is the venison leg, the baked trout and the oysters. All had a myriad of accompaniments and surprising flavours and textures.

Our waiter, Nicholas, was ever attentive and on hand to offer advice and make suggestions. We chose a Gewurztraminer from the Hunter Valley that was excellent, and it’s unusual taste was perfect for the style of food on offer.

Chef Darrell Felstead has worked in some of the world’s top restaurants. His take on modern European cuisine has been entertaining Sydneysiders and visitors since Foveaux opened its doors in 2007. His food is classic yet cutting edge, and the overall impression you leave with is that everything was one step ahead of anything you have experienced before.

Amanda Ansell is a Sydney based freelance travel writer

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Reviewer's Rating
Cuisine Modern European
Need to book Yes
Clientele Creative and media crowd, professionals
Restaurant good for Bar scene, Meeting up with friends
Cost per head High
Dress Code Smart Casual
Dining Options Lunch, Dinner

Additional Price Comments

Entrée $24, Mains $36, Tasting Menu $85, Wine average price $50-$60.

Last updated on 21-02-2013

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