Following a multi-million dollar overhaul, the famous Old Clare in Chippendale in Sydney's Inner West is new again. The heritage aspects have been retained in an imaginative refurb that now houses not only a funky 62-room 5 Star boutique hotel but one of Sydney's most avant-garde dining precincts in a single building.
The Old Clare is home to no fewer than three top-end eateries, all run by clever and innovative chefs and all in high demand. Clayton Wells, whose CV includes stints at Momofuku Seiobo and Quay runs Automata, which offers a five course degustation with optional wine pairing in an industrial-chic décor. At Silvereye, Sam Miller - a former executive sous chef at Noma in Copenhagen - brings finesse and balance to his 'long tasting menu', another delightful degustation, while Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton heads up Kensington Street Social with creative Mediterranean share plates and a la carte options.
Star Rating: 5 Star
Travellers' Rating: 8.9 /10 [Very Good]