Wild Sage is a modern Australian restaurant tucked into a shopping plaza at Cammeray and their extensive menu has something for everyone, featuring elements of a variety of cuisines ranging from Asian to Middle Eastern.
The fit out is stylish, with plenty of blond wood and Hamptons inspired décor, going well with the balmy weather on the night that we visited for dinner. We were in need of fresh, fruity flavours to combat the heat and Wild Sage delivered on that front with a light, refreshing starter showcasing slices of juicy Compressed Watermelon, balanced with some grilled haloumi and topped off with snowpea tendrils, tomato, dukkah and pieces of crispy bread.
Compressed watermelon with Grilled Haloumi, $11.5
Keeping with the fruit theme, we also tried their Wagyu Lollipops from their specials board which featured melt-in-your-mouth chunks of wagyu beef on a skewer, complemented by a fresh tomato salsa and addictive grilled pineapple.
Wagyu Lollipops, $17 each
Their succulent Seared Scallops were divine, paired with a delicious parsnip puree mixed with a chilli aioli. There was also a solid crunch factor from the crispy seaweed and crispy katafi noodle strands, which kept things interesting.
Seared Scallops with Parsnip Puree, $16.5
We shared a main between us (as we’d indulged on a few of their starters already) and enjoyed their Linguini with Spanner Crab Meat, which also incorporated some de-shelled tiger prawns and a spicy napolitana sauce coating the pasta ribbons.
Linguini with Spanner Crab Meat and Tiger Prawns, $26.5
Onto dessert – we shared their decadent Florentine Tiramisu which had layers of creamy mascarpone and was topped with a sprinkle of amaretti crumble, and their summery Mango Pannacotta which amped up the mango factor with a strawberry and mango salsa on the side, as well as dollops of chocolate mousse and toasted coconut.
Florentine Tiramisu, $13.5
Mango Pannacotta, $11
The dishes are all well-executed at Wild Sage and is decent value for the quality they serve up, especially considering their lower North Shore locale. A great spot to catch up with family and friends, if you’re in the area and looking for a place that will keep everyone happy.
Excuse Me Waiter dined as guests of Wild Sage