Bentley Restaurant & Bar

Bentley Restaurant & Bar Article Lead - narrow
Bentley Restaurant & Bar Article Lead - narrow 

Corner Pitt & Hunter Streets Sydney, New South Wales 2000

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Opening hours L Mon-Fri; D Mon-Sat
Features Accepts bookings, Bar, Business lunch, Degustation, Events, Green-eco focus, Gluten-free options, Late night, Licensed, Lunch specials, Long lunch, Private dining, Romance-first date, Vegetarian friendly, Wheelchair access
Prices Expensive (mains over $40)
Chef Brent Savage, Aiden Stevens
Seats 80
Payments eftpos, AMEX, Visa, Mastercard
Phone 02 8214 0505
Free wine for Citibank cardholders here

Bentley is the bold rider of Sydney dining. Take a wildly inventive menu, add a revelatory wine list and wrap it all in an interior of mesh and leather like a feverish nocturnal dream: now you have a dining experience guaranteed to seduce and astonish. Even the most jaded of palates will be moved by dishes such as beef tartare with liquid wasabi spheres, and Balmain bugs paired amazingly with lamb sweetbreads, black bean and coconut curd. Other hits include jamon-poached tuna and a frozen goat's cheese mousse with violet, buckwheat, praline and passionfruit ice-cream. Everything else is merely delicious: poached mulloway with celeriac, cracked wheat and black sesame, and roast venison with hazelnut, cauliflower and salsify. Chef Brent Savage is a maestro of unexpected textural contrasts and weird flavour epiphanies, so be prepared to think, as much as taste, when you're here. Nothing and no one is stereotypical at Bentley - staff and customers included.