new inner city local

We checked out new Darlinghurst neighbour The Resident recently. Owned by the crew behind Lotus Dumpling Bar, the fantastic menu at The Resident features Med-inspired morsels, perfectly executed thanks to Head Chef Pablo Tordesillas (formerly of award-winning Ortiga in Brisbane).


There’s lots of great stuff to share including the not-to-be-missed, 1kg dry aged rib eye supplied by N&S from award-winning producer Richard Gunner.

Notable mentions go to the ‘escabecheĀ of mussels’ (pictured below). As reviewed by Terry Durack, this dish ‘smashes out of the gates and bolts down the stretch; a brilliant starter. It’s just a stack of salty, thin, house-made potato crisps next to a glossy blob of squid ink emulsion and a little dish of plump mussels in a smoky paprika juices, but it’s oh so dip-and-crunch good.’

Great food, great wine, great spot!
If you missed Terry Durack’s full review, enjoy the read here.