The Blue Angel is a true Sydney dining haunt, with a loyal clientele that return time and again for reliably good food and service. Hidden down an unassuming staircase on Palmer Street, a Darlinghurst laneway, the space has a distinct yesteryear appeal; carpeted floors, arched partitions and gold-framed pictures of owner Marcello Marcobello posing with a slew of celebrity guests over the years. FOOD & BEVERAGE
The menu follows in the yesteryear vein. Marcobello has made old-school classics like steak diane, lobster mornay and crepes suzette his signature; he can still be seen finishing the dishes off tableside for diners. This retro appeal is what people love about the restaurant, plus the fact the dishes are made using the highest quality ingredients, from kobe beef to super fresh lobster plucked straight from one of the dining room tanks. Alongside traditional Italian, the menu presents some Asian inspired dishes, such as the must-try lobster carpaccio, a two-part affair including a soup made from the lobster shell, presented after the delicate sashimi.