Kicking Back at The Butler


How are your limbo dancing moves? Has your latest killer kaftan arrived from The Iconic? If so you’re almost ready. Grab your sexy sunnies, pop Reef coconut suntan oil in your bag and round up a gaggle of good friends – it’s time to experience The Butler.

The Apple Jack groovemeisters Hamish Watts and Ben Carroll are at it again; having challenged our taste buds with SoCal, Bondi Hardware and The Botanist, they have given Potts Point its first Caribbean sails. You may not be in St. Barths but the old site of Mezzaluna restaurant has been transformed into a tropical oasis of tree palms, weatherboards and French Colonial influences including some very groovy wallpaper. It’s all about the views – from the garden rooftop overlooking the breathtaking Sydney skyline plus (it has to be said) the eye candy doesn’t stop there…it can be found sitting on designer stools, high chairs and  banquet seating.


James Privett (ex Bennelong, Bistro Moncur and Ananas) delivers all the right French beats with bacalao croquettes dipped in curried mayo. Seafare dishes include tabasco prawns on a sunlounger of mango salsa and coconut quinoa and a fillet of dukkah crusted snapper fillet in a tasty pool of eel butter. Creole spiced lamb ribs provide Field Folly playing with its walnut and olive friends followed with greenery of fried cauliflower, spiced almonds and currants. If you are still in holiday mood then cocktails are essential (not optional) so indulge in an espresso martini; it comes three ways: Vodka (with coconut & fresh Will & Co’s 808 espresso), Rum (with maple & fresh Will & Co’s 808 espresso) and Cognac (with cinnamon & fresh Will & Co’s 808 espresso). 

So if you can’t choose between a trip to France, the Caribbean or a stay in Sydney, drop your anchor into the port of The Butler and you’ll find it’s a breeze!

From The Menu

The Butler
123 Victoria Street, Potts Point
Mon – Tues 4pm til 11pm, Wed – Sat Midday to Midnight, Sun Midday til 10pm

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).


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