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Mosaic Restaurant – Sydney

Where history and food collide


Mosaic restaurant is a gem.  Located in the heart of the Sydney CBD it offers a relaxed dining environment surrounded with a little bit of history.

My hotel dining experiences over the years are best classified as “interesting”.  If you’ve had the pleasure of dining in a hotel restaurant you know it can go either way.  “All you can eat” buffet extravaganzas for $19.99 (with the hidden cost of over priced drinks).  Or over the top menus with experimental dishes. (Parmesan foam anyone?).

So when I was invited to experience and photograph Mosaic restaurant, I was a little hesitant at first.  In the end I decided to take the plunge. Along with my two cameras and two business companions we set off to enjoy an evening of food and fun.  As an added bonus, we used this as an opportunity to have a bit of a belated birthday celebration for my blog’s eight years in cyber existence!

Located in the Westin hotel in Sydney’s cbd, this charming restaurant oozes a relaxed Sydney vibe with simple, uncomplicated dishes.  You can feel a sense of history as you walk into Mosaic. It’s built around a six storey glass atrium that looks onto the Sydney GPO.

 I adore architecture and loved the early evening summer light shining into the restaurant from the atrium.  Building aesthetics aside, the food is the main attraction here.The menu is varied and offers a great selection of Meditteranean and European inspired dishes.  

My dining companions and I gorged on a feast that included heirloom tomato and mozzarella salad, pork belly and one of the best Wagyu steaks to hit my taste buds in a long time. (Order this with the fat chips. They’re a perfect pair!).  Seafood lovers are in for a treat with Sydney rock oysters, Tasmanian salmon and scallops.

If you’re a “must have dessert” kind of person then I can highly recommend the chocolate fondant with vanilla ice cream and kumquat compote.  We were talking about it on our ride home! This decadent ending was that good.  Here’s to another eight years in the blogosphere!

Souvlaki For The Soul dined as a guest of Mosaic.

  • Victoria Paris

    Looks fabulous! Great photography too, thank you. From Victoria Paris.

  • Sara (Belly Rumbles)

    Love the architecture here, but never realised there was a restaurant up the top. Have been at the hotel bar down the bottom a few times. Food looks great, really is a unique place to dine.

  • Dear Peter, your photography is amazing. Nice plating of food in such a divine setting. The pork belly looks very crisp as do the coffee + sweets, most appealing 🙂