If an Italian sojourn isn’t on the cards anytime soon, we’ve got plenty in our own backyard to keep you busy. The food scene in Sydney is buzzing with new openings and alfresco dining but we’re always eager for more. Joining the club is St Siandra with spritzes on tap, Mediterranean cuisine and its own private white-sand beach. It’s also headed by former Nomad chef Sam McCallum so you can rest assured the food will pack a punch.
St Siandra, Mosman
The multi-level beachfront restaurant overlooks the Spit with picturesque views inside and out.
The menu will celebrate Australian seafood and local producers. Pacific Oysters with Ajo Blanco, “en brochette” skewers of Clarence River baby octopus, Jack’s Creek Angus Wagyu striploin with butter-poached lobster tail and Skull Island tiger prawns are just some of the highlights on the eclectic menu.
And what’s a meal with a view without a tipple in hand? Thankfully St Siandra also boasts a wide array of summer soirée-style wines. In another nod to Australian and European regions, expect everything from Soave to Chianti and Provence Rosé. And that’s not all. There’s free-flowing spritzes on tap and cocktails curated by cocktail specialist Kurtis Bosley.
The Amalfi-inspired interiors are accentuated by vibrant hues of yellow and blue. Terracotta tiling, golden veined white marble, Italian iron furniture, woven loveseats and ornate plaster add a razor-sharp finesse to the ground floor of the venue.
The second floor overlooks the turquoise blue waters of the Spit and comes with a private bar and deck.
The cherry on top of the cake? The restaurant will have access to two private moorings for arrivals via private boat or water taxi. We’ll take it.
The breezy new concept comes to town courtesy of hospitality duo, chefs-turned-restaurateurs Mitchell Davis and Gavin Gray.
“We’re incredibly excited to create this new venue offering a unique dining experience in one of the most beautiful spots in Sydney with one of the country’s finest young chefs, Sam McCallum helming the kitchen,” said Gavin.
You won’t have to wait long to try out the new restaurant for yourself. St Siandra is now open for bookings ahead of its official opening on Thursday, March 9. Head to their website to snag a table.