MissDissent (missdissent) wrote,
MissDissent
missdissent

Review - Cafe Del Mar




A gently melodic tinkle heralds the arrival of Restaurant Manager Jessica Mead, wafting across the floor in a bright Camilla Franks kaftan.



Her welcoming smile and down-to-earth nature suits this little slice of Ibiza, pitched to become the crowning jewel of Darling Harbour.



The blue-tiled Mediterranean kitchen produces arguably the best food I’ve had in an area better known for family-style dining and the odd tourist trap.



Sibella Court’s blue and white colour scheme continues into roughly hewn fabric awnings, shading a balcony overlooking the waters of Cockle Bay.



With several styles of seating, it beckons as the perfect place for sundowners.



Start with draught Peroni ($9) or craftier Moon Dog ‘Love Tap’ ($10) as the sun goes down and The Star lights come up.



While the brand speaks to me of lazy Sunday sessions; down to providing everything you need in one killer cocktail - El Jalisco ($19) featuring Don Julio Reposado, chilli, ginger, chorizo and a Laphroaig rinse – it’s also a credible restaurant.



Dining as a twosome, I skipped over shared mains in favour drinking snacks from Crispy Cased Berkshire Pig Jowls ($24);



...to vibrant Snapper Tartare ($24) set off by fennel and Yarra Valley caviar;



...to a pretty Blackmore’s Wagyu Bresaola ($28).



Make sure you check out the loos…


Café Del Mar
Rooftop Terrace, Cockle Bay Wharf, 35 Wheat Road, Sydney
Ph: (02) 9267 6700



Cafe Del Mar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
Tags: cocktails, food
Subscribe

Recent Posts from This Journal

  • 2020 - The Best of Does My Bomb Look Big In This?

    With 2020 changing the way we work, live and play, it of course had an impact on the way we eat. The depression era bread queue made a resurgence…

  • Review - Son of a Baker

    With the restaurant and café restrictions, my dining adventures have been seriously curtailed. Attempting to find a non-crowded beach for…

  • Food News - Chao Catering

    If you’re into food, you’re probably well aware that the COVID-19 pandemic has taken away many of Sydney’s great dining…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 2 comments