Vacation Goddess was lucky enough to spend time at the newly redesigned Silly Tart Kitchen in Sydney’s Potts Point which is now under the ownership of Chef, Josh Cook and his business partner Nina Purton.
The pair opened the popular Silly Tart Kitchen earlier this year and we say it is a winner. Tucked away in the backstreets of this vibrant Sydney area, the restaurant offers a relaxed, bright and friendly atmosphere. The food is fresh, original, inventive, and as Josh calls it “twisted country”. We call it delicious.
Apart from the food being very tasty, it is also affordable, and viewing from our visit, it seems like the locals have really embraced it's style and food, and they love it too.
Josh strives to always present seasonal delights, produced and sourced sustainably, and where possible, he harvests their herbs and veggies from their own urban, vertical garden.
The restaurant offers a delicious range of freshly baked cakes including the signature spiced carrot cake with chai glaze along with home-made jams, which ensures that their produce is sourced sustainably.
Josh Cook began his career as a dishwasher for the Fireside Inn in Goulburn where he realised his passion for cooking. Josh later worked as an apprentice chef for the Hyatt's busy Lake George Madew Winery and restaurant, until he took on the position of commis chef working for James Viles at the Mint restaurant InterContinental Hotel, Sydney in 2007.
Following four years at the Mint he returned to Madew winery to manage their regional food concept focusing on weddings and private functions.
Josh has always loved to travel and one of his favourite foods is French so, it came as no surprise when he relocated to Paris, and spent four years travelling and sampling the country's local food and wine.
During this time Josh worked on super yachts in Monaco and Nice catering for the rich and famous, travelling through Italy, Spain and Sardinia, experiencing local foods and the finest fresh produce from the farmers markets. His time in France also included a colourful two-year stint as head chef on Dolce & Gabanna’s 51m luxury yacht Regina d'Italia. “Caviar hot dogs served at 4 am were a favourite,” says Josh.
The service by Nina is friendly and efficient – she seems to know exactly when to appear. The restaurant is licensed – an expresso martini was to die for – and the restaurant also opens for functions.
For coffee and tea lovers their is a wide range of teas and the Silly Tart Kitchen uses Kittle Lane's seasonal blend coffee.
The Silly Tart Kitchen ticks all the boxes. This is a must do when looking for a great breakfast, brunch or lunch in Sydney!
The Silly Tart:
Address: 1 Kellett Street, Potts Point/Kings Cross, Sydney
Open: Tuesday-Friday, 7am-3pm and Saturday–Sunday, 8am-4pm