Silk's Brasserie

128 Leura Mall Leura, NSW 2780

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Opening hours Daily 12pm-2.30pm,Sun-Thurs 6pm-9pm,Fri-Sat 6pm-9.30pm
Prices Expensive (mains over $40)
Chef David Waddington
Seats 55
Payments AMEX, Diner's Club, Mastercard, Visa, eftpos
Phone 02 4784 2534

Ever the stalwart, Silk's has been doing fine dining since 1994, maintaining a level of consistency locals (and this Guide) have come to rely on. Ochre walls, a long bar and white-clothed tables set a French/Moroccan tone. Professional service, while at times run ragged, sets a clear intent. Portion sizes err towards the overly generous and flavour combinations are unashamedly comforting. A bold broth of duck and shiitake comes with large side serves of rillettes, brioche and chutney, while seared scallops are paired with fennel and pumpkin puree. Couscous tossed with currants and pine nuts provides a bed for a whole roasted spatchcock with a kick of harissa, while a pleasantly pink salmon fillet rests on chunky mash surrounded by crayfish sauce. If you're up for more, there's a seriously comforting dessert list, including a warm medjool date tart with a toasted fig and vanilla ice-cream.