After countless pop-up’s at this North Sydney site, Hunter Gatherer has finally opened in all it’s glory, boasting a fresh and ever changing menu of ‘Hunted’ and ‘Gathered’ options for you to indulge your growling stomachs. With a killer cocktail menu to boot we were eager to get in there and try it out.
This board was all kinds of sensational! The terrine was tender and chunky, a mirage of flavour and texture, while the velvety smooth pate was rich and moreish. Both went splendedly with their tangy accompaniments and generous serving of bread.
This house cured trout was the bees knees. The smokey richness of the fish matched the beetroot’s earthiness well with a sharp bite from the capers all mellowing out nicely with the Pepe Saya creme fraiche.
The booze list is chockers full of inventive and delicious options to quench the thirstiest of patrons. These ingenious sips really hit home, especially after a long day of work.
Great sides to match great mains, the pumpkin was smoky, sweet and soft covered in a delicious seasoning of crumbled feta and pomegranate seeds for a burst of extra sweetness. The salad was heartier than expected with loads of sharp blue cheese intermixed with the dressing and eggs.
This chargrilled spatchcock was the highlight of the night. The moist and tender meat falling off the bone in juicy mouthfuls. The fresh crunchy salad added a nice contrast for zing and sweet to the dish.
I’ve tried hard to avoid the odd pork chop since I shook the childhood nickname, but after this stellar piece of meat you’d have to pry me away. The meat was juicy and tender, with each mouthful a crazy game of texture between it and the uber crunchy pigs ear.