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“Gets all the core principles of good food right”
Review of Fumo

Fumo
Ranked #3 of 36 Restaurants in Blackheath
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Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

I found this dining experience to be utterly fantastic. In fact, I think anyone thinking of opening a restaurant or becoming a chef should come to a place this learn to experience what getting pretty much all the fundamentals and core principles of good food and dining right, a fusion of core principles from Italian to Asian cooking that are so important. It's Small, intimate dining room with a very focused and well designed menu made up of absolutely fantastic quality ingredients. Staffed by a few passionate people where everyone knows everything about every ingredient and the composition and preperation in intricate detail. Approximately 10 tables overseen by the chefs in the open kitchen with a big old brick oven in back, there's no pretense here and no rushing. It's a slow food approach where the lead time on some dishes is up to a week. There's no altering dish components accordingly. The food is phenomenal, simple in principle yet complex in preperation, presentation and delivery. I loved my green tea noodles (sublime), and the vegetarian main and the Miso chocolate mousse (more aromatic than sweet). If you know good food, you will know how much vision and effort goes into this. The portions are the right size and the prices reflect good value for what you get. This place is good, long may continue as such. Thank you Fumo crew.

3  Thank JambianiNeil
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Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

OMG. Just listen to the waitress as she describes this amazing fusion Japanese inspired menu. The swordfish was stunning with the home made yoghurt sauce and spices. I am told that the beef cheeks were devine as was the Duck and the Muscles. And then comes desert. OMG. It isn’t a cheap eat but you’d pay these prices in a pub. The food actually matches the price as it reflects the quality of the food. Don’ t miss Fumo when you’re in town. And such a beautiful ambience. Thank you Amanda. I ignored the menu and just listened to your description of the food and you were spot on!

2  Thank Maurice C
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Reviewed June 3, 2018

Loved the latest incarnation of this Blackheath restaurant (formerly Vulcan's then Vesta). Slick & friendly service on a Sunday night. The mussel entree dish was sublime as were the fish & lamb shoulder mains. Generous portions which sadly meant we couldn't fit in dessert...next time, because we will be back for sure. Thank you Fumo!

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1  Thank fiandco
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Reviewed May 26, 2018

We went on Sunday for lunch with great expectations after hearing about it from friends. To start, the mussels in kimchi and brown butter sauce were really very good- if you go, we'd definitely recommend them (you'll definitely need the bread too, which isn't included). We also shared a green tea noodle entree but this was a little disappointing and there wasn't much to it. As for mains, the curry fish (salmon on the day) was moist and very fragrant. The duck confit however was quite dry and very average to be honest. We also tried the grilled artichoke (I think with pesto) and that was quite nice. Service was friendly and the waitress knew the menu well.

Overall though- and our expectations might have been too high- we were a bit disappointed. Most of the dishes and flavours were quite basic for $37, and the duck especially was not cooked well. Many friends really liked it though- maybe we just had bad luck that day.

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2  Thank hushedscream
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Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

Awesome meal from start to finish. One of the best restaurants I have been to. The flavours in the food was absolutely delicious. The service was exceptional and the local wine from mega long valley was awesome. Loved this restaurant and highly recommend it.

1  Thank tmyoung8
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