Review of Paper Bird
The young guys behind the now defunct modern Korean restaurant, Moon Park are back with another Asian fusion joint Paper Bird, this time serving East Asian inspired dishes for lunch and dinner and breakfast on weekends.
They’ve taken over the old Bourke Street Bakery site in Potts Point and while not too much has changed on the inside at Paper Bird, the food offering certainly has! Whilst it’s going to disappoint some people that you can no longer order a pork and fennel sausage roll here, we think they’ve more than made up for it with their innovative menu, based on Korean cuisine, with Chinese and Japanese influences.
The After Midday Menu is designed to be shared with a range of snacks, as well as small and larger share dishes. You’re going to have trouble pronouncing your choices and will no doubt need to enlist the help of your waiter to explain most of the dishes to you. But, that’s half the fun.
We love the Ddeokbokki, gochuchang & peanuts and Taco-yaki: octopus, bulldog sauce, rice flour tortilla from the snack menu, the Yukhoe: Korean beef tartare, pear, pine nut & nori crisps is hard to go past in the small plates and their much loved Korean fried chicken plays an important role in the large plate offerings. Plus, there’s a small selection of Asian inspired desserts to finish.
For breakfast on weekends, your scrambled eggs are served with char siu bacon on sourdough and your avocado on toast is complemented with sesame & coriander. This is certainly not your average breakfast menu!
In terms of the drinks you can choose from wines, cocktails, sakes and Korean beers.
We think Paper Bird is a welcome addition to the stellar Potts Point dining scene.
Address: 46A Macleay Street, Potts Point (entrance via Crick Avenue)
Hours: Mon – Fri – 12pm – late, Sat – 8am – late, Sun – 8am – 3pm
Phone: (02) 9326 9399
Website: Paper Bird
Images courtesy of Paper Bird.