ORTO TRADING CO.
Sydney, NSW

With its British- inspired contemporary bistro menu, elegant aesthetic and a glowing review by Terry Durack, Orto Trading Co. is a Surry Hills hotspot. The mastermind of former Baffi & Mo owners Anne Cooper and Louise Hunt, Orto is great for everything from a lazy brunch to a dinner on a Saturday night.

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Opening Times
 MTWTFSS
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Address:

38 Waterloo Street
Suburb:
Surry Hills
Contact:
Tel: +61 4 3121 2453
Cuisine:
Modern Australian
Price Range:
$$$$ ~ $$$$
$$$$ = Mains under $20
$$$$ = Mains $20 - $30
$$$$ = Mains $30 - $40
$$$$ = Mains over $40
License:
Fully Licensed (no BYO)
DETAILS
This restaurant has not scheduled any events.
FUNCTION MENU
Please contact the restaurant for further information.
MAX SEATING
n/a
Breakfast
Suitable for Families with children
Awards
This restaurant does not have any awards.
38 Waterloo Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
LOCATION
Ten-minute walk from Central Station.

PROFILED BY DE GROOTS MEDIA
When the winter sets in and it's cold outside, nothing beats a cosy nook and comfort food. Orto Trading Co. on the Waterloo strip of Surry Hills may not be tiny but it sure is warm and friendly– both indoors and out. The fit out alone is worth a visit: the main dining room is light and airy with tall glasshouse walls and bare Scandinavian tables that are paired with two-tone wooden chairs. An exposed brick wall features at the back of the bar and an innovative installation of recycled glass bottles and flowers dangle over the wooden counter. Glass jars filled with tea-light candles adorn the outdoor marquee which is well-heated however blankets are readily available for those who can still feel the winter chill. But, we can assure you, as soon as the restaurant fills up, which is very quickly, body warmth is all you'll require.

The menu follows the rhythm of the seasons and dishes often change to accommodate the new bounty. However there are a few regular fixtures that steel the limelight. We start with one of the house specialties – a scotch duck egg is encased in a crusty shell of house-made pork sausage and served on a wooden plank. The British home-style undertones extend through to main course with a hearty slow-braised beef and ale stew with corn meal dumplings and winter vegetables. The market fish, a crispy skin snapper, arrives atop a mound of creamy cauliflower puree that is silky and smooth. The plate is scattered with watercress, crunchy macadamia nuts and crispy pancetta strips that lend textural complexity to a well-balanced dish.

The food is made for sharing and accordingly portions are incredibly generous. If you have a ravenous appetite, be sure to order the house bread, which comes toasted with a smattering of oregano and fresh roasted garlic (my absolute favourite) for you to smear across the surface.

Sami- Jo Adelman
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