Overlooking the Sydney Opera House, The Dining Room at Park Hyatt Sydney has become a quintessential waterfront destination. Despite its fine dining pedigree, this Sydney restaurant dishes up surprisingly affordable lunches and dinners, from its artfully presented tasting menus to the midweek lunches. Every plate is as pretty as the view, and every bite has you anticipating the next.
French-born chef Franck Detrait brings together the best seasonal produce for a modern Australian menu with Provençal touches from his home. Taste the best from local artisan producers, and definitely don't leave without sampling the tender escargot garden from the Hunter Valley. It comes so beautifully presented you almost can't bear to dig in, but you'll be rewarded with a moreish edible soil when you do. If you're concerned that you won't leave full, don't be. Instead, order the barley risotto - a hearty, rich bowl that will remind you how beautiful risotto can be.
The Spring menu is a fun and playful one, full of refreshing hits to the delicious local cuts of meat and seafood. The Tasmanian salmon with smoky burnt celeriac if surprisingly balanced with a rhubarb and cider vinegar, and the rest of the menu continues a grogeous play of sweet and savoury. If you struggle as much as we do to pick, you must check out the Tasting menu that appears once the sun goes down for dinner. There's the option to go for a four or six course, although we know which one we're going for!
If you're unsure what to drink alongside such a sumptuous meal, The Dining Room team are particularly excellent at relieving your indecision! It's all part of the service, as is the free valet parking on weekdays during lunch.
Dress to impress, then dine to impress. For an extra special time, head into The Spa for a day of pure indulgence. During the week the The Dining Room and The Spa mix up their magic. Follow up a massage with a champagne afterrnoon tea, or a healthy lunch. We know what you'll be doing on your next day off!
Monday to Friday: 6.30am to 10.30am
Saturday and Sunday: 6.30am to 11.00am
Monday to Friday: 12.00noon to 2.30pm
Saturday and Sunday: 12.30pm to 3.00pm
Daily: 6.00pm to 10.00pm
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