Once a private investigator’s office, 92 Glebe Point Road is now home to interrogations of the culinary kind.
Sit inside the renovated elegant terrace and order oysters drizzled with rhubarb and pepperberry mignonette paired with a crisp soave from the extensive wine list or, on weekends, brunch in its cobbled outdoor courtyard. It’s a great spot for laid-back scrambled eggs or corn fritters, or modern surprises including smoked eel fish fingers (made, delightfully, on Wonder White bread).
For something more substantial, the six-course “degustation is not dead” menu is great value. You might be treated to soft shell crab with ginger, carrot and vegemite; crunchy mushroom truffle arancini with a velvety mushroom puree; or Japanese-inspired ramen noodles with ginger fried chicken. To end, the “orange is the new black” might feature – an orange cake with white chocolate and black sesame ganache, or if you’re lucky the show-stopping almond-shaped “evil eye” of white chocolate and burnt sesame grenache with strawberry XO and basil essence.
Plus, the house coffee blend is award-winning Artificer and the natural-focused wine list has been curated by the people at Super Super, and includes a stellar range of international and domestic options.
The fit out by Sydney-based designers Pattern Studio is reminiscent of a private home. The new design amplifies the building’s 19th century Victorian features, with an antique lace pattern, curved timber benches and eclectic wall sconces. Upstairs, there are smaller, more intimate dining rooms with plush rugs, elegant marble tables and soft pendant lighting.