Pont Dining Room Serves Up Sophistication With A Side Of Seasonality & Nostalgia

Eat, Restaurants, Sydney / 9 April 2024
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Pont Dining Room Serves Up Sophistication With A Side Of Seasonality & Nostalgia

Eat, Restaurants, Sydney / 9 April 2024

Forget fancy suits, it’s time for fancy forks! Pont Dining Room elevates Sydney CBD dining.

A new destination for modern Australian cuisine is gracing Sydney’s CBD. Pont Dining Room, nestled within the heritage-listed Treasury Building of the InterContinental Sydney, opens its doors on April 9th. This elegant venue promises a warm and inviting atmosphere, perfect for appreciating the diverse flavours of NSW.

Under the helm of Chef de Cuisine Kanishka Amunugama, formerly of Mount Lofty House, Pont Dining Room champions high-quality, locally sourced produce. Expect menus that change with the seasons, showcasing the freshest seafood and char-grilled meats the region has to offer. Amunugama’s approach focuses on maximising the natural goodness of each ingredient, with elements of char, smoke, and flame adding depth and intrigue to the dishes.

Pont Dining Room Facade

Start your feast with the true tastes of Australia. The Bangalow Sweet Pork with its sweet and savoury combination of chorizo jam and a touch of Vegemite butter is a playful nod to childhood favourites. Or, perhaps the Bluefin tuna, adorned with a touch of luxury – fried capers, delicate herbs, and a hint of citrus from finger lime alongside a creamy bonito mayonnaise, is more your style. These are just a few examples that hint at the creativity and focus on Australiana that awaits.

Moving on to mains, the menu offers both indulgent and lighter options. The Black Onyx brisket and tenderloin is a meat lover’s dream, served with a sweet and savoury contrast of compressed pear and beef fat hash. If you’re looking for something lighter, the Pumpkin Agnolotti with its rich vanilla butter sauce, toasted hazelnuts, and a touch of bitterness from radicchio could be your perfect choice.

Pont Dining Room Seafood

But Pont Dining Room isn’t afraid to push boundaries. Be sure to try their signature dishes – the Kimchi Fermented Fries, a unique twist on a familiar favourite, and the Sourdough Crumpets with their gourmet toppings of white anchovy chutney, whipped goat’s cheese, and a touch of lemon thyme.

No meal is complete without dessert, and Pont Dining Room doesn’t disappoint. The decadent Hunted and Gathered Chocolate Mousse, is a symphony of textures and flavours with a brown butter crumb and a touch of raspberry. Or, opt for the Ricotta Mille Feuille, a classic French pastry reimagined with caramelised butter pastry and a delicate orange blossom syrup.

Whether you’re catching up with friends over lunch, celebrating a special occasion, or simply seeking a sophisticated dining experience, Pont Dining Room caters to all. The emphasis here is on relaxed elegance, with a menu that celebrates the vibrant flavours of Sydney itself.

Pont Dining Room Interiors

Complementing the food is a carefully curated wine list featuring organic and biodynamic options from both local and international producers, alongside a refreshed cocktail menu.

The dining experience at Pont Dining Room extends beyond the plate. The interior boasts a lighter colour palette of ocean blues, rustic wood finishes, and elegant botanical touches, creating a welcoming and sophisticated backdrop for your meal.

Located on Bridge Street in Sydney’s bustling Circular Quay, Pont Dining Room (meaning “bridge” in French) sits within a historic sandstone building built in 1851. Stepping inside allows you to connect with the rich history of the city while enjoying a modern Australian dining experience that celebrates the future of Australian cuisine.