Yellow is a vegetarian hatted restaurant in Potts Point that has established a good name for itself for its exquisite menu and fine service.
Whilst the setting is bordering between fine dining and casual, the service is A class. The waiter was absolutely impeccable in every regards, and the other staff bringing food out promptly and explaining each dish in detail.
They are currently showcasing a vegan/plant-based menu using plenty of fresh and colourful ingredients. It is $85 pp for the 5 course tasting menu and $105 pp for the 7 course. We opted for the 7 course and I think we would have been still hungry if we had chosen 5. We were lucky to have 30% off from the fork website booking.
The restaurant is bright yellow painting brick building which has heritage features intact, and plenty of seats inside and out. We were seated outside which was a shame (I had asked but none were available inside). It was quite challenging for the 4 of us to complete a 2 hour tasting menu on wooden picnic seats with no backs and the other half of us with backs to the window sills. Whilst we had nice food, it was extraordinarily uncomfortable for a dining experience. We had to get up numerous times which detracted from the overall feeling. We’d recommend some sort of cushions or comfy chairs for the outdoor area.
We have listed the menu below and some of our thoughts on the dishes. The food is presented beautifully with great technical ability shown by the chefs in the intricate design and cooking methods. In regards to our personal palate, as always, taste is the perspective of the diner.
The first plate of three mini snacks included:
Blini and Sea Lettuce
Australian Butter Pumpkin
(All nice little tasters, daintily presented together on one plate)
Watermelon radish + Green Apple + Wild Fennel (a refreshing start and beautifully presented, but we didn’t love this one)
Tomato + Smoked Almond + Pepperberry (the tomato slices served on the almond dip was creamy and tasty dish)
Carrot + Macadamia + Oat (this was quite lovely, the carrot sticks sitting in the macadamia emulsion topped with granola, but we thought it would be better as a hot dish)
Borlotti beans + Pine Mushroom (a saucy dish of a soft bean and mushroom mix, enough sauce to dip the bread in to)
Rye Brioche Roll + Butter (we were expecting more from the bread as it looks incredible, but not as fluffy as you’d expect. Maybe the absence of real butter)
Sweet Corn + Chilli + Tomatillo (this was a few uses of corn in a purée, charred corn and a fried crunchy top, probably our favourite of the savoury)
Broccolini with sesame (served as a side)
For dessert, it began with a lovely guava, bergamot and hazelnut dish. A good variety of textures with a mousse at the bottom.
Following this, we quite enjoyed the vanilla Ice Cream (made with soy milk) + served with Fresh Pistachio + plump and colourful figs
For drinks, you can order matching wine for $100 pp or a non alcoholic match $75 pp.
However the drink list is extensive, so you may prefer to order your choice of wine, beer, spirits, cocktails or mocktails. We had the alcoholic “peach cobbler” with Makers Mark Whiskey, Licor 43, Peach and Lemon. We also had a non-alcoholic drink using seedlip garden, thyme, citrus and Aquafina. Lovely drinks!
Check out their website for more details.
57 Macleay St Potts Point
Wednesday – Sunday: 6pm-11pm
Saturday – Sunday: midday – 2:30pm