My F&W
quick save (...)

Longrain Restaurant & Bar

85 Commonwealth St.
Sydney , New South Wales , Australia http://www.longrain.com.au/sydney_intro.htm
61-2-9280-2888

Set in an industrial-chic converted warehouse, and with a bar full of gorgeous people nursing pricey “stick drinks” (cocktails made with vodka, ice, and various fresh fruits muddled with a wooden stick), Longrain is easy to dismiss as a scene rather than a true eating destination. But the intricate, subtle Thai cuisine served here is some of the finest Asian food in town. Among the don’t-miss dishes are a peanut curry of braised Wagyu beef with chiles and Thai basil; soft-shell crab with green mango salad in sweet fish sauce; and, for dessert, coconut and durian pancakes with passion fruit ice cream.

Tip: Although the dishes here are authentically Thai, they’re not quite as spicy as they might be if you ordered them in Bangkok. So if you want fire, just ask your server to turn up the heat.

advertisement
The Dish
Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.
advertisement

Tune in on Wednesdays at 10PM ET for Top Chef: Boston, the 12th season of Bravo's Emmy-Award winning, hit reality series.

Already looking forward to next year (June 19-21, 2015)? Relive your favorite moments from the culinary world's most sensational weekend in the Rocky Mountains.