Nothing could be finer
This unassuming restaurant might prefer to remain humble, but patrons keep singing its praises.
Glebe Point Diner is literally the last restaurant on Glebe Point Road before you hit the bay; if you find yourself surrounded by water, you’ve missed it. The restaurant was opened in 2007 and locals tried to keep it a secret, but when the food is this good, word gets out.
The vintage styled logo and pared back elements in its interior - basic tables and chairs, tiled floors, slick lines - give it the sense of a classic diner. However, the decor also features lime-coloured retro stools, large crinkle-pleated lamp shades overhead, stripes on the table clothes, circles on the walls, mood lighting - all amounting to an understated elegance.
The street-side wall is fully glass, with slide back doors that allow it to be opened up almost completely. A narrow terrace hosts a handful of outside tables with cushioned cane lounge chairs for relaxed al fresco dining and people watching.
Inside, to the left of the dining area is a small counter that provides spectator viewing to the open kitchen while you enjoy a coffee or wine.
It’s all part of the experience, but decor isn’t what brought you here; you want to sample the Anglo-Euorpean-Aussie infused fare that has received folkloric reviews.
The menu is beholden to seasonal produce and, as such, changes frequently, which is why it is usually written on a blackboard. It’s not the kind of place you come to for a light meal, or if you’re vegetarian, alas. They offer a 3-course a la carte dinner for $75pp. The food is hardy with strongly stated flavours: Yellowfin Tuna crudo with finger lime, horseradish and grapefruit dressing (entree); Rangers Valley Wagyu rump with agrodolce salsa, mustard butter and fried onion (main); Chocolate mousse with salted butterscotch, chantilly and almond praline is just one example of a combo from the current menu.
They have also created something of an haute cuisine take-away menu which currently includes whole roast Nichols chook 1.6kg with their signature bread sauce and brussels sprouts,( requires 24 hours notice) among other delicious and indulgent menu items. Perfect for those live-streamed theatre shows. Or the footy. Whatever.
407 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe Ph: 9660 2646