Broadsheet has set up a popup restaurant at the old Devon on Danks location in Waterloo and have some of Sydney’s best restaurants on board for one killer of a menu. It reads like a greatest hits of Sydney’s fave dishes, with the boys from Bulletin Place rocking out a mean cocktail and a wine list curated by Nomad Wines.
We start with 10 William St’s Whipped Bottarga Pretzel ($15) is as amazing as I remember. The seed studded pretzel is warm and crusty and perfect to tear off and dunk into the creamy bottarga dip dusted with cured mullet roe. The dip isn’t as generous a serve as it is at 10 William St but it’s still damn tasty and we mop up the entire plate leaving no crumbs.
I loved Balcon by Tapavino’s Octopus with Kipfler Potatoes and Paprika ($20). The octopus was incredibly tender with a great smoky char that went well with the buttery potatoes.
I saw pics on IG of Master’s T-Bone with Black Pepper and Shrimp Butter ($32) and knew I HAD to have it. Sadly our disc of butter had already melted by the time it arrived to our table but the t-bone was one fabulous piece of meat cooked to a delicious medium rare and I had to stop talking so I could concentrate on ingesting as much steak as my jaws could handle. Granted I’m bound to like anything that’s covered in butter but man that butter! Prawn umami max!
I’ll admit when The Apollo’s Kritharaki Pasta with Braised Oxtail, Tomato and Skordalia ($22) arrived I wasn’t too wowed by the presentation and kept scarfing down the steak but HOLY CRAP THIS WAS JUST SO FRICKEN AMAZING I’M WRITING IN CAPS! From the first scoop onto my plate there was this amazing aroma of butter that just flooded my senses. There was such a generous amount of incredibly tender braised oxtail buried within the rice like Kritharaki pasta. And the fried breadcrumbs scattered throughout provided a pleasing crunch with each bite and had us scraping the bowl for any hidden remnants. Comfort food at it’s finest!
The dessert menu is short and sweet, we skip past Good Time’s soft serve of the day, Shortstop’s donuts and Winnow Chocolate’s after dinner mint chocolate bar in favour for The Unicorn’s Pavlova ($12). It’s a perfect summer-y dessert, the crisp meringue is layered with banana custard and topped with fresh mango, strawberries, blueberries and mint but is strangely missing the quintessential passionfruit.
The Broadsheet Restaurant popup ends 4th December so get in quick!
2 Danks Street
Mon – Weds: Closed
Thurs – Sat: 8am – 12am
Sun: 8am – 5pm