Front Restaurant (@ Pier One)
Pier One
The Rocks, Sydney

Front Restaurant is ironically at the rear of the Sebel at Pier One looking out over the beautiful sights of Sydney Harbour.

It's a classy but casual place where the views are spectacular and the food is just as memorable.

We were visiting for a leisurely lunch on a sunny Sunday and it would be hard to find a nicer location.

Our views were simply amazing.

We watched the yachts sail by and Sunday joggers also sail by (as most seemed to be horribly fit). 

We felt no guilt as we sat in filtered sunlight sipping our drinks and perusing the appealing menu options. 

Mlady started with the pan seared citrus pepper scallops. They came with salted cucumber and sauce vierge.

The four plump scallops were perfectly cooked and beautifully juicy.

It was a crisp fresh entree that was perfect for a pleasant Sunday lunch beside the sparkling harbour water.

I loved the look of the honey glazed pork belly and was always going to choose this dish.

It came with sour apple puree, caramelised apple and diced crackling.

I was surprised to find that the diced crackling was actually mixed in with the apple but it fortunately did manage to retain its crunch and went perfectly with the pork, that basically melted in my mouth.

As many who read our eating journey would know - I love duck dishes.

Thus my choice of main course of the pan roasted duck breast and leg, cauliflower puree, sour cherries and a rich winter jus comes as no surprise.

The duck was perfectly cooked and its presentation was lovely. The duck meat was nicely offset with the sour cherries and the jus. It was a combination that worked so well.  

Mlady was in a burger mood and chose the 100g Wagyu beef burger. It came on a brioche bun with beetroot, tomato relish, cos lettuce, Gruyere and thrice cooked hand cut chips. It was again a lovely mix and the generous serving ensured it was a very full plate!

To cap off our main courses we also had a side of broccolini with lemon butter which was fresh and tasty.

The sound of the toasted marshmallow, strawberries, lemon curd, champagne chibout, strawberry sorbet sounded rich, sweet and exactly what I wanted for my dessert.

It was a great combination in a generous serving and it looked spectacular when it arrived.

The tangy lemon curd and the sweet marshmallow went together perfectly. I loved it!

Mlady was after something a bit more refreshing and palate cleansing to end her meal. The ice creams and sorbets on offer were perfect for this.

You get a choice of two out of vanilla ice cream, chocolate ice cream, strawberry sorbet and ginger beer sorbet.

Mlady chose the chocolate ice cream and the ginger beer sorbet.

The chocolate was rich and tasty but she raved about the ginger beer sorbet! It was so delicious.

She had never tried ginger beer sorbet before and she said it was full of flavour and extremely refreshing.

Front restaurant is a beautiful place to sit back and eat lovely food with good service and million dollar views of Sydney Harbour. You are right there on its doorstep! It's memorable for all the right reasons.

Sir and Mlady dined as guests of The Sebel. Special thanks to Adriana Perabo for arranging our visit. Thanks also to Anna Ward and Clara for looking after us so capably.

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