The newly opened Seventeen Restaurant and Deli is aluxurious café by day and modern restaurant by night. The gorgeous fit out, with its marble tables and gold trims open out into an alfresco dining area that sits on the wharf of Walsh Bay.
Seventeen is named after the 17 moorings on Walsh Bay wharf, and sits next to it’s sister restaurant El-Phoenician. Unlike its middle-eastern sister, Seventeen is more fixated on representing the history and culture of the local area.
The menu has a focus on locally sourced and sustainable ingredients with every items on the menu being geographically located such as the Huon Valley Salmon, or the Yarra Valley Caviar. Of course a menu that is so focused on sustainability and locally sourced ingredients is then, by default forced in to changing it’s menu seasonally, with Seventeen looking to mix things up every 8 or so weeks. The wine list is exclusively Australian, as Seventeen further highlights all things good and Aussie.
Head Chef, Clint Jaeger, brings his impressive CV to Walsh bay, with experience in the lauded Tetsuya’s and iconic Bill’s. The dinner menu see’s guests offered a tasting board of antipasti from Seventeens full stocked, in house deli before pillowy fried oysters with a noticeable and flavour busting cumin salt, and lemon zest yoghurt. Mains can include the Pork Belly and peaches with a kale and hazelnut chimichurri, served with sweet potato fries and a truffle mayonnaise or the Huon Valley Salmon, with citrus glaze sauce.
The team at Seventeen have not forgotten about desserts with a beautiful Banana Parfait or the ultra light and fruit filled “Edible Garden”,with its white Callebaut chocolate mousse and passionfruit curd. However if sitting down and having a full blown meal is not for you, then why not stop in on the way to Barangaroo park, pick up a French baguette, supplied from Grain and some cheese. The multi-faceted site can do it all.
Shop 2, 17 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Hours: Mon to Wed 7am–8pm Thu to Sat 7am–10pm Sun 7am–3pm