Down memory lane- Tetsuya’s

With my birthday coming up, it made me reminisce about how spoilt I was last year when I was taken to Tetsuya’s. We had to book 5 months in advance and even with just the two of us we could only get a lunch reservation. It was 10 courses for $210 when we went in May last year.

I won’t describe what I thought of every dish, just know that all the flavours were fresh, the different components gave each dish a variety of textures and it was an amazing experience!

Bread roll with truffle butter

Chilled cucumber soup with sheep yoghurt ice cream

Drinks excluded~ Berry mocktail

Optional extra~ Pacific oysters with rice vinegar and ginger – I have to give these a shout out- best oysters I have EVER eaten!!

Sashimi of yellow fin tuna and showgirl and garlic chips

Marinated NZ scampi with curs and junsai

Signature dish~ Confit petuna ocean trout with konbu

Celery and apple Steamed mulloway with blackbean and bacon

Braised ox tail with sea cucumber and lotus root

Pancetta wrapped breast of quail with germinated seeds and onion essence

De-boned rack of lamb with egg plant and white miso

Musk melon sorbet with sauternes jelly and tart tatin

Genoa figs with leatherwood honey and fig lead ice cream

Chocolate fondant with hazelnut and praline

Chocolate pave with cream cheese ice cream and cinnamon twigs


At the end of the meal they give you a printed menu with the date and they wrote ‘Happy Birthday!’ on the inside cover for me. Too bad I didn’t know they were giving a menu as I was madly tapping away on my phone taking notes every time we got a new dish.

Venue: Tetsuya’s Restaurant

Address: 529 Kent Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

Phone: (02) 9267 2900


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