Located in an 'up and coming' part of town, Ester is not easy to find... even in a taxi with GPS..... but it is like an oasis. I am not entirely sure how I found Ester, but I'm so glad I did.
The atmosphere was a friendly, local vibe and I would guess that well over half the customers were locals/regulars. When we arrived we took the last table and within 15 minutes there was a queue of people outside. So my advice would be to definitely book in advance.
Despite being completely full and extremely busy service did not suffer at all and our waiter was speedy and attentive. The menu was quite simple and the plates are designed to be shared.
We ordered a selection of cuttlefish dumplings, Beef tartare, duck fat potatoes, brussel sprouts, octopus, duck and pistachio terrine, bone marrow and flank steak.
Everything was amazing. The dishes were not overly complicated so the flavours were able to come through. The octopus was so good I ordered a second dish. I'd love to be a spy in their kitchen and steal their secrets......
The waiter was very knowledgeable and able to answer all my questions easily and without making me feel like a complete twit because I didn't know what all the ingredients were.....
I still get updates on Twitter from them but sadly I have no idea when I will be able to go back... If you find yourself in Sydney, this is one to try.....
Ester, 46-52 Meagher St Chippendale, Sydney.
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