GQ - An Eclectic Eatery Hidden In The Backstreets Of Sydney

Located in the iconic site of Mezzaluna on Victoria Street, The Butler Potts Point boasts subtle botanical and colonial French themes.

Launching only 2 years ago, The Butler is a renowned bar and restaurant that honours the historic ‘Butlers Restaurant’ that occupied this same site many years ago, paying tribute to its original structure, food and service style with a fresh, modern flair.

However now, with a newly appointed Head Chef and food direction, the eatery’s preference for clean, simple flavours provides the perfect marriage between tradition and modernity.

Newly appointed Head Chef George Fowler is an Aussie Brit with 16 years’ experience in the restaurant industry, both locally and internationally.

George’s cooking has a focus on seasonal produce which is sustainably sourced, and his menus at The Butler include dishes such as Palmer Island Mulloway cooked in a paper bag and slow cooked wagyu, swede and kohlrabi.

Executive Chef, Danish born Kasper Christensen, brings a focus on foraging to The Butler, with his latest expedition taking place along the famous Bondi to Bronte coastal walk. Christensen took a group of chefs to scour the rocks for seaweeds, bushes for edible flowers and various grasses and leaves, to learn about the benefits of using native produce in cooking to substitute other flavours, such as watercress fresh from along the coast, Banksia flowers to add sweetness in desserts and grasses which taste like coriander.

As for the interior - exotic themes enclose the dining area, a forest-like garden consumes the outdoors, and various textures of foliage complement the original sandstone walls.

It's a must-see for pre-dinner cocktails, dinner, or a night cap on the terrace.

The Butler
123 Victoria Street, Potts Point
Opening Hours: Mon & Tue 4pm-11pm Wed to Fri 12pm until midnight
Sat 10am-12pm Sun 10am – 10pm