Part of the six-course deg here is a poolish crumpet. It’s got a fudgy texture, like a pancake, and your bronzed griddle cakes arrive in their very own custom-made timber stand, like a royal litter. There are echoes of Bennelong’s famous yabbie pikelets here, with that same tangy cultured cream, but this edition is going for the oligarch vote with smoked yarra trout roe – it feels like an extremely lighthearted blini.
We do a lot of eating here at Time Out, which makes whittling this list down to a svelt 18 no small task. Sydney is a town that pushes the creative boundaries for dining at all price points, and that's what makes eating out here so damn exciting. There were a lot of winners, but these were the absolute best of the best – the 18 dishes we can't stop thinking about. Get them while you can.
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