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Sunday Is the New Potts Point Rotisserie Restaurant From Belles Hot Chicken's Morgan McGlone

A bar and eatery celebrating a modern spin on the humble roast chook.
By Libby Curran
January 05, 2021
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Sunday Is the New Potts Point Rotisserie Restaurant From Belles Hot Chicken's Morgan McGlone

A bar and eatery celebrating a modern spin on the humble roast chook.
By Libby Curran
January 05, 2021
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He's the master of fried chicken behind the Belles Hot Chicken stable, and its signature pairing of southern-inspired bird and natural wine. Now Morgan McGlone is shifting focus from the deep fryer to the rotisserie with his latest creation, Sunday — a new bar and restaurant paying homage to the classic roast chicken.

Nostalgic flavours and traditional Sunday dinners are given a playful update at this Potts Point newcomer, resulting in a menu of inventive comfort food that's spiked with plenty of local, seasonal ingredients. A state-of-the-art French Rotisol rotisserie takes pride of place in the kitchen and free-range, hormone-free Bannockburn chickens from Gippsland headline the food offering.

Turquoise tiles and brass accents provide a bright, cheery backdrop to dishes like Creole-style chicken wings with burnt chilli aioli, the panko-crumbed fish roll, and a schnitzel burger piled high with coleslaw, cajun aioli and pickled jalapeños. A chip butty teams fries and a madras mayo on a soft milk bun, while local burrata is matched with heirloom tomatoes and aged sherry vinegar.

Options from the rotisserie might include a roasted cauliflower with sunflower seed pesto, or a classic roast chook with chips — to be backed by sides like the garlic and lemon thyme-roasted spuds, plus a signature Sunday coleslaw finished with fennel and mint. Dessert features an exclusive collaboration with Rivareno Gelato, courtesy of an indulgent two-scoop ice cream sandwich laced with chocolate bourbon sauce.

Unlike the roast dinners of your childhood, Sunday's food offering comes backed by a creatively charged drinks lineup, starring four pre-batched cocktails from Australian Bartender Magazine's 2018 Bartender of the Year, Jenna Hemsworth (Restaurant Hubert). You can enjoy the negroni, Aperol spritz, margarita and cold drip martini either alongside a feed, or to take home. Meanwhile, Western Australia's Running with Thieves headlines the tap list, and you'll find a strong selection of Aussie-made natural wines rounding out the bar lineup.

Find Sunday at 95 Macleay Street, Potts Point. It's open daily from 11.30am until late.

Published on January 05, 2021 by Libby Curran

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