Overlooking seventeen moorings that float among the finger wharves of Sydney’s foreshore, Walsh Bay’s latest culinary addition, Seventeen, pays homage to its harbourside setting with a colour palate inspired by the sea.
The recent opening by the owners of nearby El Phoenician, combines elements from Australian paddocks, seas and vineyards to create a unique dining concept that had been previously missing from Sydney’s CBD landscape. The kitchen is headed by Clint Jaeger, previously of Tetsuya’s, Banc, Bill’s and Hugo’s. Clint’s diverse background has allowed him to not only create a refined menu boasting both breakfast classics and intricate and fine dining dinner options, but also something that is deeply in touch with the Sydney food scene, catering to the tastes and trends of the local crowd.
Seventeen’s breakfasts are light and fresh, with options such as the bircher muesli paired with seasonal fruit and a strawberry lime consume, but can also be decadent thanks to plates of ricotta hotcakes topped with Callebout chocolate and honeycomb butter. Lunches are a shared affair, boasting the very best of Sydney’s seafood offering. Treat yourself with plates of fresh Yamba prawns or slow poached lobster rolls.
Dinners are where the Seventeen kitchen truly shines though. Clint’s selection of entrées and mains are designed to flaunt the high calibre of produce that enters the kitchen. Favourites include summer asparagus with a twice-cooked, coddled, brioche crumbed egg and truffle pecorino, the hot smoked Huon salmon in chermoula with a sweet corn purée, confit potatoes and crispy pancetta, and the Otway crispy skin pork belly, with fresh peach, candied mustard fruits and sweet potato chips. Accompany your choice with a glass of wine from Seventeen’s all Australian wine list and you are more than good to go.
Nevertheless, if you are in need of a night in and cooking is the last thing on your mind, look to Seventeen’s impressive dine-out options. Take-away options are shaped around hearty burgers, scrumptious salads or sandwiches, and as of February 2018 locals will even be treated to Seventeen’s breakfast in bed!
Straying from the abundance of fine dining options and lack of all-day go-to’s, Seventeen is the perfect addition to Sydney’s CBD dining scene. Pop in for your morning latte, stick around for a long weekend brunch or grab a delicious dinner to tuck into at home.