We were given a $1,000 gift voucher for Tetsuya's, and decided to use it to celebrate our wedding anniversary which was actually Saturday night. After much toing and froing, the very helpful girl who handles bookings got us in on the Friday night - which was perfect for us. We had been to Tetsuya's many times before, but only once at the current city location - the rest at Tets' first restaurant in Rozelle. I must admit we weren't too impressed the last time we went which was in April two years ago. The food was virtually all cold and mostly raw, and the service was just so up itself it was painful. We were made to feel we should stop having fun and just concentrate on the dramatic entrance of every course. Since then they have lost a hat, and maybe this was just the kick they needed. The attitude was much lighter and friendlier on Friday night. We were immediately offered a mineral water and ordered a very dirty Belvedere Vodka Martini - which was very good indeed. We had to ask what the 'deal' was so we could decide how to get through the $1,000. The food (10 courses) was $210 per head so that knowledge was immediately put to good use and we ordered a 2004 Henschke Hill of Grace Shiraz from the Eden Valley (SA). Nearly blew the guest certificate there are then - but oh so worth it!
Next came John Dory with Ajo Blanco & Pil Pil. No idea - but very nice.
Then came the Breast of Spatchcock with Manjimup Truffle, Nettles & Hazelnut. We both really enjoyed this dish.
That really stopped us in our tracks. They very kindly printed us out a menu complete with our wine selection, called a taxi and then escorted us out to the waiting taxi. Off home to a warm house - groaning with a really full stomach. But what a fabulous meal. Not something you want to do too often, but for special occasions it is highly recommended (surprisingly).
I would have to rate it