My Sydney secrets: Martin Benn

18 March 2015

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Martin Benn’s Sepia restaurant was recently named one of the top five restaurants in the world by Michelin-starred chef and television personality Eric Ripert.

Sepia restaurant Executive Chef Martin Benn shares his Sydney food secrets.

Favourite brunch spot: Yellow, Potts Point.

Sydney’s best snack: Wagyu bresaola on rye at Monopole, Potts Point.

My sweet indulgence: Anything from Flour and Stone in Woolloomooloo (the lamingtons are amazing!).

Favourite picnic spot: Milk Beach, Vaucluse. And I’d have champagne and Sydney rock oysters.

Place for a romantic dinner: Fratelli Paradiso, Potts Point.

Favourite market: Eveleigh Farmers’ Markets at Carriageworks.

Best food bargain: Cafe Paci in Darlinghurst. The most creative and original tasting menu for just $85 a person. Crazy good!

Quiet night in: Always a barbecue with local seafood.

Best coffee spot: Our local, Kafeine, on Balmain’s Darling Street.

Favourite deli/providore: Victor Churchill butcher store, Woollahra.

Local treasure: Rosso Pomodoro – the best pizza.

Dining with a view: Peter Gilmore’s Quay at the Overseas Passenger Terminal.

Coolest dining environment: Spice Temple Sydney.

Favourite ethnic eats: Nithik’s Kitchen in Rozelle for Indian.

Why I love Sydney dining: The diversity, creativity and uniqueness. Sydney food is up there with some of the best in the world.

Discover more of Sydney’s dynamic dining scene, from buzzing bars and hot new dining precincts, to comfort food and multicultural flavours.