We’re always looking new places to eat and we’ve almost been everywhere in Sydney so it was time to google and see which restaurants were rated highly. Stumbled across six penny voted one of the best restaurants in 2015 in Sydney. We didn’t drive so we took public transport which is just a short walk from stanmore station. There were no trains when we were there, so they had some replacement buses.
Six Penny is located in the suburbs and it seemed like an old house renovated into a restaurant on a corner. As you enter, there is a homely feel about this place. Degustation restaurants seems to be the go nowadays. We went to Lume in South Melbourne recently and this was another one.
First course was some snacks.
Cucumbers with raspberry, Cheese and Tomato Gourgeres and pumpkin scallops.
Our final starter was parsnips with carmalised cream. Looks like a baby carrot!
Now I opted for the wine pairing as well as I didn’t have to drive for once! Our first course was – Kingfish with Zucchini & Black Garlic. A nice seafood dish to start with. This was paired with a glass of 2013 Jo Landron Muscadet Sèvre et Maine ‘Le Fief du Breil’, Loire Valley – France. The Sommelier explained each wine with knowledge. I was just nodding away and waiting for the next one each time.
Also had some bread which was sour dough with butter.
Paired with one of many wines tonight.
The second course was Steamed Potato with Oyster & Mushroom. Now, talking about potato, it really has some sort of reminence of Attica’s humble potato dish. This was tasty nevertheless.
Next up was Flathead with Nettles & Toasted Cream. Again another familiar dish similar to Attica’s fish dish wrapped in bark
Next up was the Kangaroo Consommé with Mussels & Nasturtium. Found it hard to focus and take photos as it was getting pretty dark. Finally fired away after many attempts.
There were many wines from different regions and areas.
Next up for something more traditional. Lamb Rack with Peas & Capers. Wasn’t anything to say wow but well cooked. Paired with 2014 CRFT ‘Chapel Valley Vineyard’ Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills – S.A
Now time for dessert. Milk Curd & Honey to cleanse the palate. Just what we needed.
Next dessert was the Mascarpone Ice Cream with Rice Custard & Lime Jelly. Paired with 2011 Alois Kracher ‘Beerenauslese Cuvée’, Burgenland – Austria. Again decent dessert.
Last up was Mille-Feuille with Lemon Myrtle & Apple. We always love mille-feuille as it will show whether the chef’s pastry skills are good or not. Wasn’t the crunchiest and tastiest we’ve had for sure but ok. Paired with 2011 Domaine Rotier Gaillac Doux ‘Renaissance’, South West – France.
Overall, I like Six-Penny as it showcased alot of australian local produce. It was very similar to Attica’s flavours and concepts and it shows in their food. A nice little suburban fine dining restaurant which is worth a second visit some day.
Rating : 15/20
Dish of the day : Think the Kangaroo Consomme by a tad.
Tips : Have the wine pairing. Didn’t even have time to take pictures of them too!