Westfield Sydney is probably the most lavish food court in Australia, with Sky Phoenix being joined by Spiedo, the new Brescian joint by Alessandro Pavoni a brand new (and very hot) Chat Thai, plus Justin North’s Bécasse, and Xanthi - David Tsirekis’ new Greek place. But today, we’re here for the yum cha. This is one of the nicer yum cha dining rooms in the city. Dark navy carpet meets grey, chocolate brown and pale timber panels while down-lit private rooms are available for high-flying dim summers, with two-storey floor-to-ceiling windows in the main room. There might be walking specials of deep-fried chicken satay sticks under a deep layer of sauce but there’s also roast duck, taken off the bone. There are really pleasant people on the trolleys and the Coke comes in bottles, rather than post-mix. Fancy. The brand new tanks are filled with lobsters, silver perch and morwong - those fish that always look like they’re jutting out their jaws. If the usual steamed dumpling gear doesn’t get you going (and it really should - the dumplings here are great), there are also chicken pot stickers making their way around the room, as well as steamed scallops, pretty on the half-shell, and plates of vongole. Sky Phoenix has risen from the ashes and nested above the Westfield - make sure you do too.
|Venue name:||Sky Phoenix||Contact:|
Lvl 6, Westfield Shopping Centre, Pitt St
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sun 11am-3pm; 5.30pm-10.30pm|