83 Percival Road Stanmore, New South Wales 2048
|Opening hours||Wed-Fri 6–11pm ; Sat 12 Noon–4pm, 6–11pm ; Sun 12 Noon–4pm|
|Features||Licensed, Accepts bookings, Romance-first date, Bar, Vegetarian friendly, Degustation, Gluten-free options|
|Prices||Expensive (mains over $40)|
|Payments||eftpos, AMEX, Cash, Visa, Mastercard|
|Phone||02 9572 6666|
There is no menu at sixpenny (until you leave) so dining at Daniel Puskas’ and James Parry’s small, serene, self-possessed corner restaurant is very much a leap of faith. So leap. Or rather, sit back in comfort as a series of young chefs streams from the kitchen bringing plate after plate to your table: the crispest, thinnest salt and vinegar chips; a Jerusalem artichoke puff; a luminous golden beetroot baked in a wattle seed salt crust. Delicate crab with macadamia and camomile is like an intricate carving of ivory; a manicured finger of pastrami pork jowl is a rich, intense flavour hit; and just picked, pea-sized potatoes roasted in fresh mustard is the cutest potato dish ever. And so it goes, in a flow of natural, balanced, tantalising and slightly off-beat compositions, until, finally, carrot cake and a cookie jar of Anzac biscuits. Sweet.
And … Produce from the Parry family farm in Bowral and the back garden.
Vibe Calm, quiet and cosy.
Best bit Face-to-face contact with the chefs.
Worst bit Men’s loo is outside.