I love great food but my resturant choices are often swayed by the decor too. For me, a great meal has as much to do with atmosphere (the interior, the service, the lighting etc) as the food. My girlfriends and I ate at Concrete Blonde on Friday night and had a wonderful time. We started with a drink at the newly opened adjoining bar Montague (an amazing selection of wines by the glass including a delicious organic and biodynamic sav blanc for a mere $7 a glass!). Then we moved into Concrete Blonde for dinner. The indoor/outdoor space is stunning and I wasn’t surprised to learn later that it’s by Michael McCann of Dreamtime Australia. The ambient lighting was perfect with a few of us feeling less than sparkly eyed after a long week at work! We were very well looked after by general manager Emmanuel Benardos and the food, well, that was EXCEPTIONAL (executive chef Ian Oakes is former head chef at Paddington’s The Grand National). Please do yourself a favour and check it out soon. You won’t be disappointed!
Second photo courtesy of the Concrete Blonde website.