Sinclair’s Brings Waterfront Dining & Seasonal Excellence To Penrith

Restaurants, Sydney / 13 November 2023

Sinclair’s sets the standard for paddock-to-plate dining in Sydney from its prime location on the Nepean River in Penrith.

Nestled above Penrith’s historic Log Cabin, Sinclair’s is a hidden gem offering unparalleled seasonal dining in Sydney’s western suburb. Despite its unassuming location, this century-old legacy pub has transformed into a fine dining destination, making the drive from the city entirely worthwhile.

Resurrected from the ashes of an electrical fire in 2012, The Log Cabin underwent a $24 million metamorphosis, thanks to the vision of the Laundy Hotels group. The phoenix that rose from those flames in 2022, Sinclair’s, pays homage to former custodian Ross Sinclair, who stewarded the establishment from 1983 to 2021.

Once you ascend the stairs, you’re transported into Sinclair’s waterfront realm, offering panoramic views of the Nepean River. The ambiance exudes relaxed luxury, featuring natural materials, a central fireplace, and an open-style kitchen where culinary alchemy unfolds over hot coals on the in-house grill.

Sinclair’s culinary compass is pointed squarely towards local producers. The heartbeat of their philosophy is a commitment to showcasing the best within a 50km radius, a culinary ode to the Hawkesbury, Blue Mountains, and Nepean countryside. Leading the charge is Group Executive Chef Jamie Gannon, who declares, “Our philosophy is to consistently source the best quality, local ingredients and let them be the star of the show.”

Head Chef Scott Mills masterfully executes this philosophy, ensuring a true seasonal dining experience. The menu reads like a love letter to the region, with dishes like House-Made Crumpets served with sweet corn and fennel jam, and Zucchini Flowers stuffed with spring peas, ricotta, and lemon, sourced from fourth-generation farmers in the Hawkesbury region.

The commitment to sustainability is evident in dishes like Cows Milk Stracciatella, served with heirloom tomatoes and zero-waste pesto made in-house from surplus herbs and greens.

Meat enthusiasts can revel in the 500G MB4 Scotch Fillet, cooked over hot coals and ironbark served with a red wine jus. And for a sweet crescendo, Sinclair’s offers playful desserts like their take on the Wagon Wheel and an Apple Tart Tatin featuring apples from Bilpin Springs Orchard.

The libations at Sinclair’s are equally enchanting, with signature cocktails like the Riverside Strawberry Sour and the Sinclair’s Margarita. The wine list is a tour de force, featuring the finest drops from across Australia, including Orange, Hunter Valley, and Mudgee, alongside premium brands like Penfolds.

Sinclair’s is not merely a dining experience; it’s a celebration of seasonal artistry and a testament to the rich tapestry of Australian cuisine. It seamlessly continues the century-long legacy of The Log Cabin, proving that Penrith has not only earned a place at the table but is, in fact, setting it with finesse and flair.

Book your table at Sinclair here.