THE BRIDGE ROOM
44 BRIDGE ST, SYDNEY 9247 7000 THEBRIDGEROOM.COM.AU
Is there a restaurant at the pointy end that sums up Australia better than The Bridge Room? This is a very serious restaurant that makes you feel as comfortable as a cat on a mat, but takes you on a magic carpet ride of extraordinary culinary expressions.
Ross and Sunny Lusted’s vision of a restaurant circa 2017 is astounding.It’s a designer’s dream – the sun-drenched Scandinavian-inspired dining space befits the ’30s corner spot where French parquetry floors, wide-bottomed mid-century Portuguese chairs, succulents and felt placemats set the scene.
Ross Lusted’s food puts produce front and centre with food that appears simple on the plate, but, of course, that’s the trickery of staggeringly precise technique. Using the gentle, delicate heat of the robata grill, he accentuates each ingredient to let it tell its own tale. Pork caramel adds a deep, sweet edge to spanner crab that’s given a citrus exclamation courtesy of finger lime; while the infamous whipped black sesame sorbet with melon and puffed black rice makes a strong case for must-order.
■ Must-eat dish Whipped black sesame sorbet
■ Chef Ross Lusted
■ Cuisine Contemporary
■ Price $$$$
■ Bookings Yes
■ Open Lunch Tue-Fri; dinner Tue-Sat
■ Instagram @thebridgeroom