With light coloured bricks and low-lighting, the venue has almost a ‘secret underground’ vibe.
Upon arrival we were by co-owner Michael, who recommended a selection of the venue’s best-selling food and wine options. He was warm and welcoming and gave us a brief history of the relatively new restaurant which opened it's doors in Potts Point in May 2018.
To start, we toasted to a glass of Italian bubbly while tucking in to some warm bread. Then, we tried the Kangaroo Tataki which was actually divine. I’m not usually a fan of kangaroo, but paired with the berry coulis and sunflower seeds, it was more than bearable.
Next, we enjoyed some Truffle Aranchini, a whole squid stuffed with spicy capsicum and chorizo followed by Quail Lollipops.
“This is like, rich person’s KFC,” I whispered to my boyfriend, as it was the only way to describe the delicately crumbed meat.
I was almost ready for desert, but not before devouring the most decadent serving board of a roasted and glazed duck, covered in crushed macadamia and grapes.
Side note: If you don’t get anything else, I highly recommend you get the duck.
We were practically stuffed to our hearts' content, but no Valentine’s dinner would be complete without a chocolate lava cake to share and Lot. One's take on a good old 'Turkish Delight' – rhubarb sorbet covered in fairy floss for two.
“Our desserts are based on four chocolate bars, because life’s like a box of chocolates right?” says head chef Jade. “I’d never seen this concept done in Australia before, and people are just loving it.”
As our first Valentines dinner, it was definitely one to remember.
We left with a memorable experience and bellies full of good quality food. If you're looking for the perfect Valentines's Day restaurant in Sydney, then Lot. One is the perfect choice.