It’s that time of year again—truffle season is here and we’re celebrating the only way we know-how. By hunting down all of the best truffle dishes in Sydney.
Whether you regard truffle as a delicacy reserved for occasion dining, a winter cooking staple, or somewhere in between, you can never go wrong with a generous shaving of the fungi over a saucy pasta, or in hot chocolate (don’t knock it until you try it).
This year is a special year, as restaurant owners and cafes are heavily shaving the stuff over toasties and doughnuts.
If you’re looking for a truffle fix, book a table at these restaurants.
Surry Hills Mille Vini is known for its mood lighting and elegant Italian fare, and for now, you can get that dining experience with truffle shaved on top. From now until truffle season ends, Mille Vini has a seven-course truffle menu featuring the finest, handpicked truffles from Western Australia’s Manjimup Truffles. Sit back, and soak up the romantic ambience while everything from zucchini flowers to burrata is brought to the table, with the truffle shaved in front of you. The wine pairing is optional, but you’d be missing out on tasting Mille Vini’s extensive collection of bottles from Italian and Australian winemakers.
Lindfield Truffle dishes don’t have to be expensive. Sydney’s best cafes are shaving thin slices of the umami-packed fungi over everything. try the decadent savoury truffle doughnut at Goodfields Eatery or the loaded truffle potato gems with lobster tail is a fancy take on a fast-food classic. As Goodfields is a walk-in-only café, we know the crowds will be lining up (as they have done over the last few years) to try these incredible limited-edition dishes.
Pyrmont This casual Sydney eatery is elevating its dishes with, umami-packed truffles from Western Australia. For $13 you can add shavings of the stuff to any dish, but they also do have weekly specials. The roast chicken congee with fresh truffles is a must-try. Even the Mac N Cheese Burger is exceptional, especially with a dusting of truffle. For lunch, try the orecchiette carbonara with, you guessed it, truffles.
St Leonards and Darlinghurst It is well and truly truffle season at The Mayflower’s newest location in St Leonards. Customers can add 5 or 10 grams of shaved truffle (market price) to any menu item, including mushroom and ricotta ravioli, wagyu flank or even chips. At the Darlinghurst flagship, you can tuck into a decadent truffle Croque Monsieur, truffle mac and cheese, and even a truffle hot chocolate.
Barangaroo When it comes to indulging, does it get any better than Nobu? We don’t think so. The world-renowned restaurant is joining in on the truffle fun by offering Western Australia truffles, sold per gram, and shaved on anything you desire. We suggest the Wagyu gyoza because truffles and wagyu go together like avocado and toast. The wagyu steak and rib-eye steak is also a popular choice, or add them to a warm mushroom salad because you can never have too many fungi.
Surry Hills Truffle season has begun this week at Surry Hills’ SOUL Dining and SOUL Deli and the teams have gone all out this year with Robertson Truffles to celebrate the first ‘proper’ truffle season since 2020. This year, SOUL Deli has five dishes incorporating truffles, including some of its breakfast classics as well as menu bestsellers enhanced with truffles. We suggest trying the truffle choux with truffle cream or the truffle eggs benedict is always a crowd-pleaser. ruffled drinks are also on the menu, including another takeaway bestseller during last year’s lockdown—the Truffle Dirty Nutty Latte (a very popular drink in South Korea).
CBD Lana’s Head Chef Alex Wong will bring the delicate nuances of the truffle to life with a six-course truffle dinner, this July. With dishes such as wagyu truffle “kare” puff and scallop, ginger and truffle to Bottoni all “Carbonara” with dashi broth and truffle, you’ll be treated to the kind of menu you crave during truffle season—playful, innovative and darn good. Bookings are taken from 5 pm and staggered throughout the evening.
CBD Sydney’s favourite pasta joint is joining in on the truffle fun with a series of truffle-based dishes. These include shavings on a bowl of potato gnocchi and dropped on a plate of duck breast and chicken liver.
Barangaroo At a’Mare, they have created a customer truffle set menu to celebrate the season. You will have to request it. Chef Alessandro Pavoni has created delicious dishes using Australian black truffles including a taglioni with truffle pecorino, which is then topped with more truffles.
Barangaroo Chef Ross Lusted is celebrating Australian truffles by making indulgent creations we all know and love. The truffle toastie is a winter warmer, but the truffle-infused dry gin, with lemon and whites, is unique and a must-try.
Barangaroo Silks are offering truffle curated dishes including a rock lobster with winter black truffle and an Australia MBs+9 wagyu beef with black truffle, wild mushroom and pumpkin. You can also get truffles by gram on any dish.
Pyrmont Laden with truffles carefully sourced from the premium Truffle Hill Farm in Manjimup, WA, menus curated by the chefs at BLACK Bar & Grill, Flying Fish, Sokyo, Cucina Porto and Fat Noodle will leave truffle lovers spoilt for choice during the winter months.
There’s plenty to celebrate this year, from new menus to restaurants throwing parties, bottomless brunches, and more.
Here, we have the latest on Sydney’s food news, from chefs taking over restaurants to limited-edition menus and feasts for all your friends to enjoy.
To celebrate World Gin Day, and for one week only, gin and food lovers can try nagashi-sōmen—translating to ‘flowing noodles’— which sees noodles sent down a bamboo chute for diners to collect with chopsticks. The one-off experience will be hosted at Kid Kyoto, where guests can enjoy their flowing noodles alongside a menu paired with delicious KI NO BI Gin cocktails. Purchase tickets here.
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Feeling the cold? Fireball Whisky and Bar Luca have teamed up for the ultimate firey menu. Offered for a limited time only, head down to Bar Luca for $6 Fireball shots all day, a Fireball shot and cocktail on arrival, and an all-you-can-eat bites of the full “Blame Fireball” menu on Saturday, July 1. Book a spot here.
For two nights only, on Tuesday the 20th and Tuesday 27th of June, Graeme Hunt, Head Chef of Sydney’s trending late-night bar and dining venue at Zaffi, will be stepping up to the kitchen at award-winning bar PS40. Pop-up guests can expect a mosaic of colourful Lebanese-inspired bar snacks paired with exclusive midweek sips made by the mastermind behind the experimental bar, Michael Chiem.
Fan of Cinderella? The Great Hall is transforming into The Royal Palace for an enchanting high tea from July 1-2. There will be dancing and fun, and then Cinderella will run out of the venue leaving behind her glass slipper—the search for the missing beauty will begin. Tickets for the Cinderella High Tea costs $80-85 and you can purchase them here.
Grill’d has dropped two new burgers, and they’re beyond anything we could have imagined. Taking inspiration from Mexico, Grilld’s two new burgers are a Zesty Mexi and Luxe Nacho Burger. The Zesty Mexi features a black bean pattie with corn chips, tasty cheese, slaw, jalapenos, and chipotle mayo mixed with green tomatillo lime salsa. For meat lovers, the Luxe Nacho Burger is the same as the Zesty Mexi, but with a premium Wagyu pattie.