88 Crown St, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
Oyster game is strong
My new favourite place for a pimped up oyster fix. Tried the Sydney Rock Oysters from Merimbula with rice vinegar, lime & ginger ($4); tomato water jelly & wakame ($4.50); smoked avruga caviar, dill ($5). Oysters were shucked to order and was impressed with the good balance of flavour and texture of each kind while the oyster still remained the hero element. On the bill they were all charged $3.50 including the naturals so not quite sure what's happening with the pricing on the menu. Risotto with swiss brown mushrooms, rosemary and 24 months Parmesan ($20) was one of the specials of the day with a glass of wine or beer of the month. Great price considering a glass of wine will set you back $10 anyway. So refreshing to see a dish that hasn't resorted to be pimped up with edible flowers and micro herbs and is all about good flavour and technique. A tasty and well-cooked dish that's a good Winter warmer. Service was nice and friendly and the decor quite comfy. The owner has an obvious passion for old telephones which are displayed around the restaurant and bar, hence the name inspiration for the restaurant 'Contact'. For those who can bear the thought of leaving their phones off the dining table or simply need it charged there's charging lockers available so you can better appreciate the food and meaningful conversations with your dining guests. Definitely would be a challenge for any instagrammer and blogger to dine without taking a photo of their food though hehe.