The Gantry
Pier One Sydney Harbour
11 Hickson Rd
Walsh Bay, Sydney

There’s a kind of magic about Pier One, tucked away under the beautiful Harbour Bridge at Walsh Bay.

We entered the stunning bar area and took a couple of glasses outside to the comfy lounge seats.

Sunset, sparkling city lights and sparkling wine – a great start to the evening!

The Gantry is a very stylish waterfront venue with indoor and outdoor seating.

The menu was very tempting and we decided to start with a selection from the “seafood counter” which is a real feature here.

The Hervey Bay Scallops with lemongrass, kaffir lime and coconut were brilliantly cooked, as was the Moreton Bay Bug.

The flavours didn’t overpower the fresh seafood tastes.

We both thought this was great seafood.

The chef obviously knows how to get it right.

Next we had two great dishes - the Smoked Bone Marrow and the Spanner Crab.

Both were works of art as they were plated so beautifully.

The lovely bone marrow dish was a smokey and delicious indulgence which we also managed to mop up with the crisp and flavoursome sourdough bread.

The spanner crab wasn't far behind either in terms of looks and taste.

The mains were the Mirool Creek Lamb Chops and the Snowy Mountain Duck.

They were both cooked well (pink) but the lamb was the winner here, with lovely artichoke and garlic accompaniments.

On the side, we had some good crispy beetroot homefries and a salad which blew us away. Made from rocket, Tarwin blue cheese, pear prosciutto and walnuts, the combination was a standout.

Great flavours and textures.

Then dessert – we tasted three from the menu.

The Valhrona Chocolate Tart was a little magic bomb of dark choc and the meringue was well suited.

Then we had the Ebenezer Goats Milk Pudding. It was so good with the rhubarb crumble and that lovely chunk of honeycomb.

We also felt the need to try the Macadamia Polenta Cake.

That was also really good – quite a creative and tasty dessert.

We both would rate our overall experience at The Gantry extremely highly.

The food was great, the location was amazing and the staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. We would certainly recommend this place.

Those Dames, who are now doing reviews for Sir and Mlady Dine Out, dined as guests of Pier One. Special thanks to Freya from Pier One Sydney Harbour for the invitation. Our thanks also to the lovely Zoe and Micolle for their service and input.

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