Opening its doors earlier this February, No. 10 Bistro is the latest Sydney restaurant to open from Fresh Catering. Housed in Sydney Living Museums historic The Mint building, No.10 Bistro occupies the upstairs dining rooms, verandah, catering events within the turfed courtyard and the No.10 Store on the ground level.
The dining rooms are decorated under the talented direction of Kristie Paul, with large-scale photographs capturing historic buildings of the Sydney region and clean lines of black and white table settings create a modern yet formal vibe. Large pots of luscious ferns line the verandah adding a touch of refreshing greenery to the lofty, sun-rich space.
There is a focus on delivering dishes of exceptional bistro quality, through a particular assortment of European-inspired flavours crafted to suit a lighter contemporary Australian palette. Fire-engine red heirloom tomatoes are dazzled with silver strips of anchovies and shreds of fennel creating an impressive starter.
A contrast of neutral and dark painted plates fill tables, with dishes ideally shared between guests to experience the full spectrum of flavours and textures which range from the crispy skin of the fish fillets in the Fritto Misto to the delicate creamy richness of the gnocchi dressed with portobello mushrooms, spinach, thyme and garlic.
Catering for lovers of the long summer lunch or for those in a hurry (a prix fixe menu available at lunch times) to more formal corporate events held in the downstairs courtyard, No.10 Bistro is fast becoming a favourite Macquarie Street dining institute.