On Bourke Street, Surry Hills, walking distance from Crown Street and Foveux.DETAILS
Set in a quiet, tree-lined stretch of Bourke Street, Ume is a zen, sophisticated space, yet relaxed enough for a fun dinner out with friends. Clean lines break up the floor, with a bar down the left adjoining the open kitchen. Small tables line the right hand wall and lead to another room with tables for bigger groups. A pink cherry blossom mural adds a pretty pop of colour.FOOD & BEVERAGE
Ume offers a harmonious balance between traditional and modern Japanese fair. Tetsuya-trained chef Kerby Craig designs the menus with sustainability in mind, using only fresh, local seasonal ingredients. The signature dish of seared scallop with soy brown butter, finger limes, young sorrel and dulse is delicately presented, the thin scallops resembling flower petals. Sustainability and awareness also inspires the balanced yet concise wine list, packed with a variety of local and Japanese wines, beers and spirits with a number of organic and bio dynamic drops.