Beloved by off-duty chefs, Ester gets back to basics in the best possible way. The fit out is minimal, mood informal and selection of wood-fired small plates ruthlessly streamlined.

Best value 2 hat restaurant in Sydney executing eclectic dishes in a concrete-walled space with a wood-fired oven.

Feels more like a café with close small tables, but the cuisine is off the charts, in season try the Scarlet prawns, amazing.

The wood roasted Oysters and horseradish, raw king fish with burnt mandarin and the roast cauliflower all wortha try.