Hudson – A Little bit of Manhattan in the City

HudsonHEROThe moment of impact…your eyes lock, knees wobble and you can’t help but utter the words ‘wow’ even though your vocab is far more sophisticated. It’s definitely a “you had me at hello” moment.

None of us like to be that superficial about attraction but when you meet Hudson, it’s so darn beautiful, with its star-like single-bulb pendant lights, over sized chandeliers, pinched chocolate sofas for those snuggle n’ cocktail moments, balcony and fine dining sections – it’s hard not to be smitten.

Fine dining here is a Manhattan-style molecular delight thanks to Ricky Keeley (ex IVY, Pilu, Buon Ricordo). If you love textural dining, combining sous vide with pan fried elements, foams, sands and gels this is your kind of place. Go-to dishes include calamari with lime aioli, quinoa, squid foam, and charred scampi with jamon crumble.

Don’t miss the sugar cured duck, chorizo and smoked chickpeas or kelp fed beef fillet with pedro ximénez braised beef short rib which is so succulent it melts on touch. For dessert, be prepared for a few surprises from pumpkin to chocolate … just not as you know it.

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The Hudson
49 Lime St, King Street Wharf (yep it’s the old wagamama site – you wont recognise it)
Sun – Thurs: 12pm – Midnight
Fri & Sat: 12pm – till late.
Closed Saturday lunch and Sunday dinner


About the author

Karen’s corporate job back in the UK had included entertaining clients in some of the best restaurants. This ultimately sparked a curiosity 'Just how do they do that?' (she confesses she was brought up on meat and vegetables, so this was all very exciting). Currently a Mr & Mrs Smith 'Tastemaker', she’s flashpacked around the world, learning about wine, experiencing different cultures and cuisines and had a two- year love affair with it all. Originally from England, she finally settled in Australia and continues to be besotted by food, wine and travel preferring to focus on the luxury end of town (thread count does matter).