Head to this hidden gem on the Northern Beaches for adventurous (and affordable) degustation dining menus.
Tucked away in the heart of Sydney’s Northern Beaches is an exciting dining destination. While it might be 20km north of the CBD, COYA Cromer brings the best of degustation dining to this corner of Sydney. Drawing inspiration from fresh Australian produce and Middle Eastern flavours, this ambitious dining spot is headed up by executive chef and author Ashraf Saleh. And there’s plenty of reason to hit the road and head to this award-winning restaurant.
Locals will be familiar with the exciting dining options on offer at COYA Cromer. As an avid foodie and gastronomic traveler, Ashraf brings global flavours to the heart of Sydney with a menu that combines with herbs and spices of the East with the best ingredients from the West.
It’s clearly a winning combination for COYA, with the restaurant taking home a string of accolades including the Gault & Millau Australia Award 2019, The Sydney Metropolitan Award for Best New Restaurant in 2017 and The Australian Good Food Guide Chef Hat in 2020 & 2019.
Ashraf has an interesting and diverse culinary career, beginning in the 1970s at the Sheraton Hotel in Saudi Arabia before embarking on extensive travels across Paris, London, Sweden and beyond. This breadth of international travel and experience brings a unique flavour and flair to the dishes he creates at COYA, even inspiring the release of his debut cookbook ‘COYA’ in 2019 (revealing a variety of recipes that combine French cuisine with Middle-Eastern flavours).
So, what can you expect from COYA’s latest degustation dining menus? This winter, the restaurant is serving up a series of inventive herbivore and carnivore degustations, delivered across 6-courses and fusing together Australia dining with a Middle Eastern twist.
COYA’s latest degustation menus are designed for adventurous diners, with two affordable options to choose from: a three-course menu for $50 per person and a six-course menu for $66 per person. For meat and seafood lovers, you can expect innovative dishes such as; king prawns with sumac, chilli jam and raspberry vinaigrette, barramundi with green harissa and cauliflower puree and scallops with sweet corn puree and pickled onion.
For vegans and gluten free diners, look forward to the likes of cauliflower veloute, fried eggplant with black tahini, heirloom vegetable tartare and kale coriander chickpea falafel. And for dessert aquafaba rhubarb with apple.
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Find COYA Cromer at 1/61-63 Carawa Road, Cromer. COYA is open for dinner on Wednesday-Saturday for two seatings 5:30pm-7.00pm or 7.30pm-9:30pm.