Sixpenny pays tribute to the Australian restaurants of old.
Thought I'd take a leaf out of the same book.
Okay, that's stretching the metaphor. But the wines, ingredients and even front of house staff are local and excellent. The food is excellent, with some subtle combinations and some straight out tasty dishes. There are some interesting wines, too, and many add to the food experience.
This is fine dining, but a relaxed version. The music is up-tempo and eclectic (actually, it seemed to be a playlist that matched the energy of the night, getting quieter near the end), the staff have a sense of humour, and the room and tables are spacious.
It was a long night (nearly 5 hours in total), though we arrived 20-minutes late which may have thrown the schedule out a bit, and we got some little extras which were not on the menu. (Note: I skipped a few items for the review. Have to leave you with some surprises.)
[UPDATE: Sixpenny source their meats from @Richard_Gunner of Feast! Fine Foods ("It is our belief that only well cared for ethically grown stock produce top quality product.") and @gaianpoultry ("Pasture raised, chemical free chickens, Pekin and Muscovy ducks,Indian Runner duck eggs, rabbits and heritage free range pork."). So a definite ethical tick from F.S.I.]
The cost? Well, Molly, how can you put a price on addressing past regrets. But since you asked I'll submit a claim for $200 per head, plus tip, for the 8-course + matched wines.
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