B: It was Valentine’s Day last week, and what better way to celebrate? By dining 250m off ground level. I know this isn’t the number one spot in Sydney for food, but the panoramic view and the experience is beyond spectacular. The venue offers an amazing 360 revolving dining experience that takes 80mins for a complete revolution.
For dinner, there are two options available; a choice of two ($85) or three ($95) courses. We ordered three courses because I can’t leave without dessert and Mr.K doesn’t want to start without an entree.
We booked dinner at 6pm so we could see the breathtaking sunset that turns Sydney from day to night. The welcoming service was friendly, but I was disappointed with the rest. They lacked attentiveness and didn’t provide a cloak room. They also gave us a dining limit of 2 hours, which made me feel rushed.
After our order, we were served complementary bread, butter and olive oil. We were also given the choice of sparkling or still water ($12) – I would’ve preferred just plain table water to be honest, but still water will do.
Pork. Confit pork belly, black olives, parsnip, celeriac purée and orange vinaigrette. The pork was tender and juicy and had a beautiful crackling. Tuna Tataki. Yellow fin tuna, asparagus, baby coriander, fried courgette and lime dressing. This was a nicely balanced dish with perfectly cooked tuna. Hereford/Angus rib eye on the bone 450g ($20 extra on top of the set price). Pasture fed from Armidale, New South Wales. You also get a choice of three sauces – Bordelaise, Béarnaise and Au Poivre. Mr.K chose the Au Poivre, which is pretty much a pepper sauce. This was a very good steak and mash. It didn’t have enough sauce but the waiter happily gave us more. Duck. Pan roasted duck breast, pumpkin, caramelised eschallots, roasted pears and foie gras. This dish had amazing flavours, although I found the duck skin a little chewy. The foie gras was nice and smooth but lacked that extra richness. Brulée. Vanilla bean créme brulée, strawberry salad and biscotti. It was a nice dish – sweet, smooth with a nice crisp sugar crust. I was pleased to see they included some strawberries. Brulées always needs some sort acidity. Cheese Plate. Selection of local and imported cheeses. This selection varies. Although the cheese slices were as thin as paper, it was a nice variety. I was very pleased to see that each cheese included its own complements, varying from truffle infused honey to a piece of fig. Overall, a pleasant experience with good food and one of Sydney’s best views.
Level 4, Sydney Westfield Centre, Sydney NSW 2000 (02) 8223 3883
Operating hours: Lunch (weekdays) 12pm – 2pm, Dinner 5.30pm – 9pm