Earlier this week, Terry Durack singled out Bayswater Diner's macaroni and cheese as one of the best dishes in Sydney under $10.
Yet despite the praise, the Potts Point restaurant is the latest victim on Bayswater Road. It lasted six months.
If Sydney's a tough food town, Bayswater Road is surely one of its most blood-stained streets in recent times, with a list of closures including Concrete Blonde, Bistro Ortolan and Smith's on Bayswater.
Bayswater Diner co-owner Peter Lew says he may have miscalculated with the diner-led food approach.
"I don't think people want to eat that sort of food every day," he said.
Lew, who signed a lease with a six-month get-out clause, says the landlord may have another operator to step in, and he'll happily hand over the Bayswater Diner moniker.
Lew and partner Nicole Galloway will continue to operate Barrio Chino, one of the few recent success stories on Bayswater Road.