Dial up the festive decadence at Rockpool Dining Group’s Sydney restaurants

Sydneysiders and visitors enjoying the Harbour City over the festive season can choose from a series of decadent menus at Rockpool Dining Group premium restaurants.

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Saké Restaurant & Bar in Manly will share its rooftop vista and sweeping ocean views with guests who choose to enjoy a Christmas Day lunch with a delightful Japanese riff. An à la carte menu is available, alongside a collection of luxe dishes that have been created for the occasion, including prosciutto sushi with avocado, beetroot, mustard and cured rockmelon; Saikou salmon tartare with yuzu chilli miso, salmon caviar and crispy salmon crackling; pork belly chasu with crackling chips, pickled takana, and benishoga; and Murray Cod with shiso butter, cherry tomato and beetroot potato mash.

All three Saké restaurants will get their jingle on for New Year’s Eve, with group bookings of eight or more guests receiving a complimentary Magnum of Moet & Chandon NV. Each restaurant will also offer a separate set menu that bears Saké’s signature, super-fusion stamp. Reservations.

   • Saké The Rocks: Set menu: $179, per person
   • Saké Manly: Seafood platter and bottle of Veuve Clicquot Rosé: $229, per
   • Saké Double Bay: Set menu with paired drinks: $229, per person

Add a kick to New Year’s Eve with Spice Temple’s premium banquet menu. The exquisite, regional Chinese gastronomic tour begins with pickles of daikon, cabbage and radish; raw yellowfin tuna with spicy orange oil; steamed scallops with ginger and shallot, or black bean and salted olive; stir-fried spanner crab omelette; steamed Bass Grouper with ginger and shallot; tea-smoked duck with aged black vinegar and spicy pickled cucumbers; Wagyu beef in Kampot pepper and curry leaves; stir-fried greens with garlic; and chocolate and caramelised peanut parfait. The menu costs $119 per person, plus optional wine pairing for $85 each. Group bookings of eight or more guests receive a complimentary Magnum of Moet & Chandon NV. An à la carte menu is also available. Reservations.

Food & Beverage Director Saké and Spice Temple Celine Tran said the New Year’s Eve menus would help guests end 2020 on a high note. “We will indulge guests in our beautiful Asian dishes, divine drinks, and caring service as we embark on a new year with optimism and fresh energy,” she said.

Sydney institution Rockpool Bar & Grill Sydney is offering guests a three-course menu on New Year’s Eve, including a glass of Ruinart NV on arrival ($150 per person). A feast from the ocean and land, the menu includes a choice of nine entrées, nine main dishes, and five desserts, as well as salads and side dishes to share. A la carte dining is also available.

Rockpool’s famed wood-fired grill and charcoal oven will have a workout with wood-fire grilled baby octopus with taramasalata, chilli and red peppers; and charcoal-roast whole prawns, peeled and marinated, featured alongside other signature entrees, including freshly shucked Sydney Rock oysters; charcoal-roast squid and pork belly; and wagyu Bolognese and hand-cut fettucine.

A choice of main dishes includes charcoal-roast market fish with herb and garlic butter; Australian wild greens spanakopita; Milly Hill lamb cutlet, chop and shoulder with traditional mint jelly; and a selection of beautiful dry-aged steaks. End the meal, and 2020, with a choice of Catherine’s passionfruit pavlova, chocolate mille-feuille, crème caramel, blood orange sorbet with Campari granita, or a selection of beautiful cheese. Reservations.

Rockpool Bar & Grill brand General Manager Oliver Atkins said: “We welcome guests to join us for a sophisticated end-of-year soiree that bears the Rockpool signature stamp of superb produce, gorgeous dishes and flawless service.”

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