If you were to find yourself wandering up Hunter Street in Sydney’s CBD on a Friday night, you’d notice a buzzing hive of activity once you reach the Phillip Street intersection.
Located here is Mordeo – a venue that brings a slice of Southern Europe to Sydney’s CBD. Nestled on the ground floor of Deutsche Bank Place, it offers innovative Mediterranean cuisine across three venues: Mordeo Bistro & Bar; Mordeo Pasta & Panini; and Grow Salad and Juice Bar.
We recently stopped by at Mordeo Bistro & Bar to see what all the fuss was about. Mordeo pays homage to the quintessential Southern European bistro, with a focus on sustainable and locally sourced ingredients. From appetizer to dessert, Mordeo boasts a delectable array of traditional European creations with a modern twist. Signature dishes include cauliflower caserecci with lemon pangritata and grana padano; 12-hour wood fired roasted beef short rib with smoked mash and pickled vegetables; and a selection of classic hand stretched wood fired pizzas.
On our visit, we opted for the Hervey Bay Prawn Linguine – a delectable linguine pasta with tomato, chilli, and white wine. A perfect combination of ingredients that was just as pleasing to the tongue as it was to the empty belly. The other main we decided to sample was the Market Fish of the Day. On the day we visited, it happened to be a crispy skinned salmon with basil pesto on polenta mash. Another delicious combination that had us licking the plate clean.
The menu also comes with a number of ‘Taste & Share’ options which are perfect if you’re coming in a group. We sampled the Gazpacho Salad which was comprised of heirloom tomato chickpeas, radish, cucumber and basil. It was a highly refreshing and delicious accompaniment to our mains.
Additionally, Mordeo Bistro & Bar offers an extensive range of quality beverages, from coffee to cocktails. The wine list continues along the Southern European meets Australia theme, offering old and new wines from different regions in Italy, France, Spain and Australia. Boutique craft beers are also available on tap and by the bottle.
Also on offer are some delicious desserts – everything from Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee and Loukoumades to Raspberry Ice Crumble. We opted for a classic Tiramisu with chocolate shards and an Affogato. Both certainly got our tick of approval and topped off what was already a faultless experience.
With its subway tiled walls, copper spun pendant lights, a beautiful pressed tin bar and food delivered by expert waiters, we can only recommend that you check Mordeo out.