Every time we walk to get our mail, we pass The Bridge Room. We've read some great stuff about this restaurant, so decided Friday 13th was the day! It's at 44 Bridge Street in the city on the corner of Young Street.
The decor is lovely for such a long narrow room. Very Scandinavian.
When we asked the manager the Chef's name, he said 'That's Ross in the kitchen, but see the man sitting over there? He's the major person - Leon Fink.'
Leon later told us that he grabbed Ross Lusted when he arrived back from Utah and offered him a partnership in the restaurant, Ross's first (together with his wife Sunny). About time I think. He is seriously clever. He was running the food and beverage side of Amanresorts with his wife Sunny, and before that was the Executive Chef at Rockpool and the Park Hyatt.
The service was classy and efficient. We had water, wine and bread, and our orders taken very quickly. I guess they are used to getting busy businessmen in and out relatively quickly.
However - I started with the Scallops with Corn and Biltong. Really lovely. The corn still in one piece.
Strawberry Marshmallow Meringue; Strawberry Ripple, Strawberry Paper, Yoghurt. The Strawberry Paper was amazing, the meringue perfect and the marshmellow deliciously soft.
What a clever dish.
The only downside was the presence of a very short bald man with very short arms who doesn't deserve to be named, however he had his back to us and wasn't even aware we were there. Funny thing is he was so busy sucking up to the Chef, that he didn't realise that Leon Fink was sitting behind him. He would have loved to suck up to him too!
Would recommend this restaurant highly. Will definitely return. No criticisms at all.