In the heart of Potts Point, Petrol Restaurant serves incredible outback cuisine using indigenous Australian ingredients and wild meats. Conveniently located near Kings Cross Station, Petrol is easy to reach for diners from the whole of Sydney, making it a popular dining spot for any occasion. Open from 6pm until 10pm on Tuesdays through Saturdays, Petrol Restaurant on Springfield Avenue is a must-visit restaurant for locavores, foodies and casual diners alike.
The evening was fine, atmosphere relaxing and lovely. Wine list plentiful and the wine we had was good. The head chef / owner was unusually visible, serving customers and very pleasant and knowledgeable. Waiters were smart, polite but perhaps not as knowledgeable about the food as they might have been (one fetched the chef to talk us through the desserts which was fine but a bit strange). There was nothing about the food that we felt was 'outstanding' or even all that memorable. It was tasty and there was nothing wrong with it, it just lacked "wow" factor. We had two 'tapas style' starters each, which we shared, shared a main (prawn and scollap green curry) and I had a chocolate dessert (which was very good). Perhaps we should've had a main each but we went with the waiter's recommendations. We left both still feeling a bit hungry which I've never really had before. Petrol was good - it just wasn't 'great'. I'd really hoped it would be great.
Thank you so much for the amazing dinner last night. It was great fun and fabulous food. The Smaoked Rabbit Paella is a mush have
Petrol Restaurant is the brainchild of chef Clinton Whiteman, whose extensive travels across the Mediterranean and the Middle East led him to establish a restaurant of his very own. Allowing his experiences to guide his actions at the Potts Point restaurant, Whiteman has managed to bring Petrol to the forefront of Sydney’s competitive culinary scene. His training in the art of French cooking and his experience with Mediterranean cuisine – thanks in part to his Spanish heritage – enable him to create a modern Australian menu using time-honoured European cooking techniques, seamlessly fusing the best of old and new.
At Petrol Restaurant on Springfield Avenue, the dishes are almost too beautiful to eat. But believe us, you won’t mind destroying your stunningly plated meal once you’ve had just one bite – the outback cuisine on offer is otherworldly. Begin your dinner by trying some of the house-smoked meats – emu, crocodile, wild boar, kangaroo, wallaby and wild boar – created by chef Whiteman directly at the restaurant, or go for starters like pan fried cheese with bush honey and wild thyme, wattletree seed sod cakes with wild rainforest lime chilli chutney, or wild boar kofta with spices, broadbean, saltbush and lemon butter. For mains, you can’t go wrong with the saltbush smoked rabbit paella with mountain pepper berry spice and blue gum oil or the Moroccan-inspired mountain pepper leaf chicken tajine searched made with quandong, chickpeas, broad beans, yoghurt and millet grain. Don’t let yourself miss out on a uniquely Australian meal at Petrol in Sydney’s Potts Point – reservations are a must!