There’s no doubt this place is every foodie’s dream. Walking across busy Bay Street I was delighted to spot Mrs Sippy, a gem among the many shops between it. Fairy lights strung on the outside setting a delightful scene for an enjoyable night. We were invited to indulge in their new winter menu – a hard task I know – as part of the ‘Chef’s Table’ launch.
The restaurant itself has a chic atmosphere, with a mix of colour and rustic styled walls. The main restaurant has an array of gorgeous long wooden tables and stools whilst outside has more relaxed seating amongst the arty walls – perfect for afternoon cocktails with friends.
Executive Chef, Andreanne Pelletier enticed us with the menu whilst we eagerly awaited the arrival of the gourmet food. What I really loved about Mrs Sippy was the way in which they’ve set out their dinner menu. It’s based on ‘grazing plates’ – meaning that everyone gets to try a little bit of something. A concept my fellow foodies and I were thrilled about. The menu showcases something for everyone’s appetite with full winter warmth in mind.
Andreanne didn’t hold back when it came to mixing up unique flavours – taking our taste buds on an Asian and Middle Eastern inspired journey. BBQ chipotle prawns, roast eggplant tahini and blackened barramundi served with avocado and coconut cream were just a few of my favourites amongst an exquisite array of share plates. I must admit I’ve tried many sweet potato fries in my time; however, Mrs Sippy’s definitely took the title. Accompanied with furikake and yuzu mayonnaise, it’ll have you coming back for more.
The BBQ seoul chicken was served in lettuce cups – allowing the dish’s flavours to be exposed. The impeccable presentation of each dish showed off the flair and planning that went in to each item on the menu, not to mention the perfect wine pairings that went along with it too.
I’m very much a dessert girl at heart, so you can only imagine my thrill when it was served. First we were presented with chocolate fondants served with miso caramel and macadamias – a wonderful combo.
The vegan matcha green tea and coconut pannacotta topped with raspberry sorbet was my favourite, surprisingly, as I’m most definitely a chocolate lover. I liked the way this dish was fresh, fruity but vibrant in texture, colour and presentation.
With share plates to please every palate, dessert that’s out of this world and a dashing cocktail menu to match the restaurant’s contemporary design – you can see why a visit to Mrs Sippy in Double Bay is a must.
When she’s not globetrotting Caitlin Martin loves to scope out Sydney’s hidden gems, with a camera and coffee in hand. Follow her adventures @caitlineliseeee.
37 Bay St
Double Bay NSW 2028
Disclosure: The Plus Ones Sydney were invited guests by Huddle Group.
Image credit: Huddle Group.