Michelin-starred chef Clare Smyth will open her Oncore by Clare Smyth restaurant in Sydney in July. Located in Crown Sydney, the tallest building in Sydney, the restaurant will join a series of difficult-to-book restaurants such as Nobu, Woodcut, and a’Mare.

“I named my first restaurant ‘Core’ as it is from the heart, a seed of something new, and has strong ties to nature,” Smyth explained in a statement. “As the new restaurant will build upon the success of Core, it seems fitting to call it ‘Oncore’—a play on the word ‘encore’ meaning a follow-on performance demanded by the audience.”

With a breathtaking view of the harbor on the 26th floor of the Crown, Oncore will offer a unique dining experience in Sydney. Oncore will follow the same sustainble bent as Core, and will feature some of Core’s three Michelin star-winning dishes like her famous “potato and roe”, a slow-cooked Charlotte potato topped with smoked trout and herring roe, served with beurre blanc. In Australia, the potatoes will be sourced from fourth-generation family farmers in the Southern Highlands region. At the same time, Oncore’s wine list will showcase the finest Australian wines, as well as a vast selection from Bordeaux, Burgundy, and the best regions from around the globe.



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