Review of Firedoor
Firedoor brings a unique concept to Australian diners – the art of cooking with fire.
Chef Lennox Hastie has a long history in cooking in this traditional way, honing his skills at Amador Etxebarri in Spain (listed in the Top 50 Restaurants in the World). At Firedoor he brings wood fire cooking to the forefront of Australian dining.
Naturally, the interior of Firedoor is rustic, with woods taking centre stage, an open kitchen and a variety of seating including communal tables and bar seating.
But, the star of the show is fire of course and they sure know how to use it.
The team experiment by burning a selection of woods to create different flavour profiles for their dishes. The menu changes daily and only the freshest produce, meats and seafood are used. This style of cooking is not fancy. It’s about respecting the ingredients and showcasing their natural beauty and flavours.
You may choose from the a la carte menu, or make it easy with their chef’s menu.
When it comes to the refreshments, once again they’ve taken a simple approach. Their wine list comprises Australian and international drops.
Plus, they offer a cocktail (and mocktail) list, should that tickle your fancy.
We’re excited to see Firedoor pushing the boundaries of cuisine in Australia. We love to see a restaurant thinking outside the box and bringing us something new.
Address: 23-33 Mary Street, Surry Hills
Hours: Dinner – Mon – Sat – 5.30pm – 10.30pm, Lunch – Thurs & Fri – 12 – 3pm
Phone: +61 2 8204 0800
Images courtesy of Firedoor.