12-Micron is the new kid on the street, The Streets of Barangaroo that is. It’s an impressive new 230-seater restaurant, late-night dessert kitchen, and bar with majestic harbour views to boot. The 12-Micron name, inspired by the rare and coveted fine 12-micron wool fibre, marks the venue’s ethos to celebrate the best of Australian produce.
12-Micron Executive Chef, Justin Wise, hails from The Press Club and The Point Albert Park. He has sourced predominantly Australian ingredients from a range of producers and foragers to create a refined but still relaxed menu. The restaurant menu is divided into four parts:
- Earth – which includes paperbark baked vegetables with fruit spice and goats curd among others;
- Ocean – such as the lobster omelette or Skull Island king prawn steamed bun with wasabi, green mango and tobiko;
- Land – including lamb with spinach, native iron bark honey and damper
- Air – such as the half pigeon with Aussie master stock, red cabbage, and Illawarra plum.
A 64-seater dessert bar is open till late and offers an a la carte or a degustation of three, five or seven dessert courses. The desserts are helmed by the master of sweets, pastry chef and TV personality, Darren Purchese. Some hotly anticipated desserts from Purchese include the Coconut Sago with passionfruit, ginger and mint and his signature Dark Chocolate Mousse with salted caramel, tonka bean, mandarin and Zokoko chocolate.
In addition to the restaurant and dessert kitchen, there’s a 120-seater bar area which boasts harbour views by way of a balcony and floor to ceiling windows. The bar snack menu includes a mushroom taleggio toastie and wagyu cheeseburger. Wash it down with sommelier Lyndsey Carr’s 400 strong and growing wine list or a range of cocktails such as the Riberry Limy Tia (Rebellion Bay spiced rum, Védrenne spicy chili cinnamon, orgeat, lime, riberry confit) and Smoking Chaplin (Plymouth Sloe Gin, Védrenne apricot brandy, lime and rosella jam).
Those looking for exclusivity can opt for the private dining space that seats up to 20 or stands 40. Stunning solid timber walls allow for complete privacy or can provide a window through to the dessert bar, floor to ceiling glass overlooking the streets below, exclusive lift access, as well as personal sommelier and wait staff are all part of the luxe experience.
12-Micron is now open for lunch and dinner, bar drinks and snacks, and dessert until late, seven days a week.
Address: Level 2, 100 Barangaroo Avenue (enter via Watermans Quay), The Streets of Barangaroo
Images by Ryan Linnegar