Leigh McDivitt (ex-3 Weeds Hotel) has built a good name for himself and keeps impressing with his fabulous menu offerings. ONE6EIGHT is in a lovely setting in the heart of Balmain. With a mostly red theme used for the interior decor, the white feature wall decorated with black and red butterflies adds a calming touch to the atmosphere.
Chef McDivitt’s contemporary menu showcases his culinary talents. Perhaps start with the torched eastern green king prawns with cider glaze, pork dust and a shellfish reduction. This dish offers good flavours cleverly tied together by the shellfish reduction. Or, go for the rock oysters with Hendrick’s and cucumber granita for something a little different. For the main course, sticky lamb breast and seared lamb loin are served with tasty mashed peas and black olive custard. Hop-smoked wagyu flap is another contender, with subtle smoky hints from the hops delivering a tasty dish. For fish lovers, the pan-seared salmon features a crispy skin and well-balanced flavours, and is accompanied by celeriac puree and kohlrabi remoulade.