Yellow is located in a lovely neighborhood, very close to where we stayed, so we decided to walk there on a lazy Saturday morning.
The restaurant is housed in an old yellow building, which used to be an art gallery. The interior gives an industrial feeling, but cushions scattering around make it cozier. In summer it’s excellent to sit outdoors and dine under the lush green leaves. The atmosphere is simple, casual and relaxed. Most of the dishes on weekend lunch menu are vegan, with a few options vegetarian. We decided to try several and here are what we had.
Heirloom zucchini with thinly sliced zucchini, cooked slightly with crunchy pumpkin seeds and juniper, served with creamy mustard sauce. This was definitely our favorite of the day.
Chargrilled asparagus with sesame and black garlic, in creamy sauce. The asparagus was cooked in a right way that’s soft yet crunchy enough. The black ashes mixed with the other two black ingredients added the interesting color to the dish.
Broccoli, partially raw and partially deep fried, with mustard sauce. Although I am a big fan of broccoli, I don’t particularly like the raw taste of it. However I do like the cooked ones, they tasted very good with the sauce. Unfortunately I didn’t detect the “pickled muntries” which was stated on the menu, as that was the major reason for me to order the dish as I was curious about it. Perhaps they just ran out of the ingredients?
Overall it’s a very nice dining experience, although it’s slightly pricey as portion tends to be small. For lunch the more filling dishes are not available as vegan, so big eaters like us don’t feel very satisfied after three dishes of purely vegetables. Perhaps they have more to offer at dinner? I don’t know. If you feel like pampering yourself a bit, this is a nice place to enjoy an elegant presentation of the food in a relaxed green environment, perhaps better choose the dinner time.
ADD: 57 MACLEAY STREET, POTTS POINT NSW 2011, Sydney
Phone: (02) 9332 2344
Check their website for opening hours: http://www.yellowsydney.com.au/