201 SUSSEX ST, SYDNEY 9283 1990 SEPIARESTAURANT.COM.AU We’re going to miss them when they move to Melbourne, but the best things are never meant to be forever. This fine diner is a truly international restaurant, but its unique Australian aesthetic sets it apart from most on the planet.
Garnering inspiration from best-in-class Aussie produce as much as it does the techniques of Japanese cookery, Sepia delivers an enlightened experience.
That means meticulous service orchestrated by restaurateur Vicki Wild, a jaw-dropping wine list from the talented Rodney Setter and a serious dining room that’s taken cues from New York’s best brasseries and Japan’s kaiseki culture – just don’t expect a tablecloth.
Chef Martin Benn’s culinary escapades are as extraordinary on the eye as on the tongue, and his ability to challenge the gods of gastronomy and still keep things damn delicious results in a meal like no other. Case in point: his whimsical ‘pearl’ dessert.
■ Must-eat dish Salmon, smoked roe, chrysanthemum
■ Cuisine Contemporary
■ Chef Martin Benn
■ Price $$$$
■ Bookings Essential
■ Open Lunch Fri-Sat; dinner Tue-Sat