Sleek eats in the city
This York Street bar and restaurant looks a lot like a set for a New York drama about making it in the big city. The purple and blue lights, the ornate wooden wave that sweeps around the dining room like giant rib cage, and the underground bars all scream early thousands excess in a style reminiscent of Sex and the City or Gossip Girl. And yes, it is rammed on a Friday night with city workers blowing off steam in tailored suits and sky high heels, but pop in early in the week and it's a different story.
Dinner is an elegant affair with enthusiastic service. The thick Scotch fillet is served with truffle pecorino and rocket. Don't be disuaded by its simplicity because a plate of cream filled burrata dipped in a smoky leek ash and place gently on a leek puree is a crowd pleaser. If you really want to live that luxe life you can order black squid ink gnocchetti crowned by sushi-style Champagne lobster that you break up and mix through the potato dumplings and the savoury bottaga sauce.
Wine buffs can do real damage to their savings with the 250 strong list, but there's plenty to enjoy at a more casual price point too.
|Venue name:||Lot. 1||Contact:|
18-20 York St
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 6am-late; Sat 12pm-late|
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LOT.1 on York Street is absolutely amazing.
Not only does the place look great but the levels of quality in the food, drinks and service is something that has been greatly missing from the Sydney food scene.
The venue will eventually become almost 4 venues under the one label I am told.
On ground/street level is an already open Espresso bar M-F 6am-6pm and an amazing restaurant M-F 12-330 M-Sat 550-late. The lower level is to feature a couple of bar areas.
I would recommend making a booking on a Friday (and probably other days too) as we had to wait almost an hour for a vacant table (no complaints - we sipped on perfect espresso martinis).