Harbourside restaurants are never not having a moment in the city. But The Sydney Collective’s Whalebridge is here to seriously shake things up. Perched between the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge, it’s not just it’s enviable location that gives it an edge. With a menu that boasts of French brilliance, outdoor seating and excellent drink options, you can expect a fine dining experience for the books.
Led by Executive Chef, Will Elliott, formerly of Restaurant Hubert in Sydney, Whalebridge offers a fresh French-leaning menu. Add to that a drinks menu with over 150 wines and you’ve got a new after-work dinner spot in the heart of the CBD.
In terms of menu, you’re looking at authentic French dishes like old briny oysters and plateaux de fruits de mer along with house specialties like lobster thermidor. As for wine, there is no limit to what you can get here. Continuing with the nod to French cuisine and culture, expect favourites from the Cote du Rhone and Provence regions alongside McLaren Vale and Mornington Peninsula.
“I love good produce treated simply, that’s why I love French cooking. It has very humble origins, but it’s been refined over so many years to bring out the best in something, without masking what made it good in the first place,” Elliot says.
You’ll find that although it’s the food that lures you in, it’s also the atmosphere that keeps you there. Being smack in the city center means being in the heart of the electric CBD energy. Add to that the fantastic harbour views and it’s an unbeatable dining experience.
Whalebridge is now open for bookings via their website.