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Brasserie 1930

From the acclaimed hospitality crew behind Bentley Restaurant and Bar, Monopole, Yellow and Cirrus.
By Gary Brun and Ben Hansen
July 01, 2023
By Gary Brun and Ben Hansen
July 01, 2023

Brasserie 1930, a lavish European-influenced brasserie swung open its doors in Sydney's CBD in early 2023, calling the luxury hotel Capella Sydney home.

The acclaimed hospitality crew behind Bentley Restaurant and Bar, Monopole, Yellow and Cirrus have brought an elegant dining room, next-level eats and a meticulously curated wine program to the expansive inner-city hotel.

Named after the year the Young Street section of the building was completed, Brasserie 1930 takes the idea of an elevated French diner and injects it with local Australian produce and Sydney-favourite dishes. Kick off your meal with Sydney rock or Tasmanian pacific oysters as well as prawns paired with fermented chilli mayonnaise. Highlights from the starters section of the menu include a seasonal veg tart, bluefin tuna with buttermilk and horseradish and spanner crab alla chitarra with sea urchin sauce.

Then there's the mains. This portion of the offerings is full no-holds-barred luxury. The seafood selections, for example, include coral trout with potato yoghurt puree and leek, coal-roasted Murray cod with pepper berry butter and eastern rock lobster.

There are three steaks on offer if that's what you're craving. Take your pick from the Rangers Valley rump cap, O'Connor's short rib or Coppertree Farms 600-gram rib eye.

And rounding out the mains is the whole-roasted duck which you can order for the table. This share dish comes accompanied by duck-neck sausage, roasted plum, fennel, spinach and glazed eschalots.

Bentley Restaurant Group's co-owner and sommelier Nick Hildebrandt has pulled together a massive wine list to compliment the elegant menu. More than 400 producers from across Australia and Europe are on show, with the by-the-glass menu set to evolve and change over time, spotlighting picks from the hospitality group's wine vault.

All of this is housed within an equally grand dining space. Original architectural features of the nearly century-old building have been restored, then complemented with sleek modern furnishings and light fixtures.

Brasserie 1930 joins the McRae Bar in the 192-room, eight-storey Capella Sydney hotel. The luxury accommodation is Australia's first Capella, offering guests an elevated inner-city stay featuring swimming and vitality pools, a fitness centre and a spa alongside the impressive dining options.

Images: Kris Paulsen

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