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Londres 126

This lavish Mexican restaurant comes from the team behind Sonora and Carbon.
By Ben Hansen
August 01, 2022
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By Ben Hansen
August 01, 2022
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In May of 2022, the long-awaited Quay Quarter Lanes arrived in Circular Quay. Arriving with a dozen new hospitality retailers, the new precinct announced itself as one of Sydney's top spots to eat whether you're looking for a cheap and cheerful lunch spot at Marrickville Pork Roll or an extravagant 18-course omakase feast at Besuto.

Another highlight of the precinct is Londres 126, a Mexican restaurant set in a stunning wood-paneled dining room from the team behind popular Mexican eateries Sonora and Carbon. There are a lot of things to like about the venue, but the most striking is its design. The restaurant is adorned with rich wooden tones, blue upholstered booths and an array of art that calls back to 1940s Mexican salons. The entire fit-out is inspired by Frida Kahlo and the fiestas she used to throw.

Behind the sleek bar, the venue boasts a huge collection of Mezcal and bottles of natural wine — all curated to accompany an eclectic and seafood-heavy take on Mexican cuisine.

The menu is to-the-point, with just a handful of top-notch options available. You can ease into the meal with oysters or pickles escabeche, or dive directly into the heftier stuff. There's mussel tostadas, swordfish al pastor, Yamba prawns in garlic butter and chipotle lamb albondigas.

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