This week Ryan Kennedy visited an old favourite which has recently undergone a clever freshen-up...
The Gazebo dining room runs in a gentle curve from grand piano to kitchen, the ceiling studded with low-hanging lights. The clientele is inner-east chic, the floor plush, and in the spring sunset glow the outside seating is prize territory, awash with beading drinks.
Everyone seems to be enjoying prawn cracker-crunchy Carrot Crisps ($6) with Chantilly goats curd and balsamic, and after one bite, it is obvious why.
Similarly omnipresent are Creamy Polenta Wedges ($9), outrageously crisp and well worth coming for alone.
Delicately flavoured, firm pieces of Cucumber Cured Kingfish ($19) come artfully strewn on a striking black plate with shards of green apple and a smoked oyster sauce.
The deconstructed green curry that is wood-fired Tiger Prawns ($21) comes with coconut snow and a sharp daikon salad—perfect with the house on-tap Chilcano de Pesco ($13) cocktail.
The Ham Hock Terrine ($19) is as pleasingly porky as it sounds, but it’s the Duck Breast ($28) with earthy beetroot, the crunch of honeycomb, and a smoked almond sauce, that really steals the show.
The pick of the desserts is Chocolate ($15), a cookie dough parfait spiked with raspberries and yogurt caramel.
Re-opened less than a month ago and already this busy, I wouldn’t wait too long to swing by…
PS. You can see a previous visit to Gazebo back HERE.
2 Elizabeth Bay Road, Elizabeth Bay
Ph: (02) 8070 2424