We walked and walked all over the Circular Quay and The Rocks area in Sydney looking for a good place to dine. Tried a few restaurants, but not one ever left us satisfied.
While in The Rocks area, we came upon the Wine Odyssey. The sign along the side of the restaurant said it all: wine bar and fine food (or something to that effect). We walked in and had dinner. The place is an old house converted into a restaurant; not very spacious, but it was still comfortable. The first thing you notice is the wine list. It is nothing but Australian wines, and the list is quite extensive, endlessly extensive. Chardonnay, Shiraz, Pinot Noir, etc. Many to choose from. We had one of the recommended Chardonnays. It did not disappoint.
For the entree, we had the gratinated scallops. Carefully and perfectly presented, they were delicious. For the main course, we both had the fillet of Salt Water Marrabundi. Lying on a bed of rattatouillie with olive tapenade to the side. Folks, it was presented beautifully, and it was cooked to perfection. The Marrabundi was incredibly tasty, flaky, tender, cooked perfectly. It melted in our mouths.
There are many good restaurants in the Circular Quay and The Rocks area, and there is the Wine Odyssey. Frankly, it is in a class by itself, and you may not know it from looking at the building itself. Outstanding food and excellent wines, and not extremely pricey. We had entrees, main course, and a bottle of wine for around $150 AUD.
True, service is a little slow, but one quickly forgets that after sampling the food and wine.
This is the best restaurant we enjoyed in Sydney. HIGHLY recommended.
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