Behind Mrs Sippy’s witty name lies not only a stylish restaurant, but also a chilled out open-air bar that is the perfect space to enjoy some summer cocktails like the Aperol Spritzes we indulged in.
After our pre-dinner drinks, we moved back into the restaurant space to try out some dishes from Mrs Sippy’s new executive chef Andreanne Pelletier, who has Asian and Middle Eastern influences woven into her modern menu. We started off with some freshly shucked Oysters, with the small but plump flesh paired with a refreshing citrus mignonette sauce and shiso, a strong Japanese herb.
Freshly Shucked Oysters, $4 each
The zesty notes continued with the Citrus Cured Kingfish Carpaccio which wasn’t just pretty to look at but also a delicious, fresh seafood starter that is exactly what you feel like during a Sydney summer.
Citrus Cured Kingfish Carpaccio, $18
For a more substantial appetiser, the Spiced Pork Belly was a rich and flavoursome morsel, served on a betel leaf which you can wrap around the pork for an exotic Asian twist.
Spiced pork belly, betel leaves, $18
The Asian influence was followed through into the mains with the Chargrilled Whole Baby Snapper which was the first one that we tried – the meat was tender and had soaked up the tropical flavours from the curry leaves, lime and summery mango relish.
Chargrilled whole baby snapper, (Market price)
We also enjoyed the Wood Roasted Whole Chicken, which was juicy and served with an interesting tarator sauce which brought back the Middle Eastern inspired flavours, along with the crunch factor with the walnuts.
Wood roasted whole chicken and tarator sauce, $40 (whole) or $25 (half)
It’s hard to go wrong with a Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder and Mrs Sippy’s rendition is no different, with the meat falling apart beautifully and going nicely with the fragrant, nutty dukkah seasoning.
Slow roasted lamb shoulder, with white bean puree and dukkah $60 (whole) or $30 (half)
Onto desserts, we were spoilt by being treated to both dessert options on the menu – we loved their on point Chocolate Fondant which had the perfect oozy centre and was served with a heavenly salted toffee that kept us going back for more.
Chocolate fondant with salted toffee, $14
But for those who want a slightly more adventurous dessert, you can’t go past the Strawberry and Rosewater Ice Cream Sandwich, which is a great option for the heatwaves we’ve been having in Sydney as the chilled, dense sandwich has the distinctive scent of rosewater and fruity strawberry flavours strongly infused into it for a treat that will cool you down.
Strawberry & rosewater ice cream sandwich, $16
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Mrs Sippy’s – we had always wondered what was behind the cheeky name and we were impressed by what we found, both in terms of the breezy, playful vibe in the bar and the well-executed dishes that run the full spectrum of flavours that we love seeing in multicultural Sydney.
Excuse Me Waiter dined as guests of Mrs Sippy
37 Bay Street, Double Bay NSW 2028
Phone: (02) 9362 3321