We were fans of the sleek Lot. One when it first opened its doors in the city last year and are happy to see that they’ve now launched in their new Potts Point location. Some of the elements of their old fitout have been carried across to their location (hello gold bar carts), but the vibe is much more eclectic and smart casual than their former space.
Menu-wise, there’s more of a Mediterranean influence on their modern Australia offering, although with elements of Asian cuisine thrown in the mix here and there too. There’s also their impressive cocktail menu which has made its way across to their new restaurant (complete with gorgeous glassware too) – we got their lovely Delicious Sour featuring cognac and peach for a refreshing hit of fruit and also enjoyed their classic Sazerac.
Delicious Sour and Sazerac, $18 each
We started off our dinner with half a dozen Seasonal Oysters (natural and with granita) which were very fresh, before moving onto a fragrant and umami-rich Winter Soup that combined sweet onions with wild mushrooms and bonito flakes into an intensely flavoured broth.
Seasonal Oysters, $4 each
Winter Soup, Market Price
The Spencer Gulf Hiramasa Kingfish was also a hit, the lightly seared seafood retained its juicy freshness and was paired with apricot, fennel and pepita for an unexpected combination that worked, especially with caviar for a touch of luxe.
Spencer Gulf Hiramasa Kingfish, $22
For mains, we tucked into their Peaking Pork platter which is their fun twist on the classic Chinese dish of Peking duck – but featuring moreish pulled pork and crispy crackling as the star of the show. Instead of pancakes, this dish comes with mini charcoal milk buns for you to create your own mix of pork and fillings such as spring onions, cucumber, peanuts and cashews. Loved every bite of these tasty morsels – perfect to share between two.
Peaking Pork, $30
We were also impressed by the melt-in-your-mouth flavour of the Wagyu MS4+ Beef Cheek which had been slow cooked to perfection – the tenderness of the premium grade meat paired with a rich jus was spot on and exactly what you crave in cooler weather.
Wagyu MS4+ Beef Cheek, $38
Our sweet treat for the night was the Turkish Delight which was a blend of textures and lovely flavours – starting off with the refreshing rhubarb and rose gelato, which went well with the tendrils of fairy floss and white chocolate crumb, finished off with whimsical puffs of toasted marshmallow on the side.
Turkish Delight, $14
For fellow fans of the former Lot. One in the city – head on over to the revamped Lot. One in their new Potts Point home because it is continuing to serve up top notch modern Australian cuisine that hits the mark for flavour, quality ingredients and execution by their talented kitchen. This one goes back on our favourites list for Sydney – we will be back to try more of their sensational menu.
Excuse Me Waiter dined as guests of Lot. One Potts Point
Lot. One Potts Point
22 Rockwall Crescent, Potts Point NSW 2011
Phone: (02) 9539 6830