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Sagra, Darlinghurst

December 3rd, 2013  |  Published in Restaurants  |  1 Comment


Recently, it’s been easy to feel like you’ve been double-crossed by the weather – there have been downpours and cold days when you thought sunshine was what you’d signed up for.

We found an upside to the persistent rainclouds and temperature drops, though. One particularly soggy Monday, Will and I went to Sagra in Darlinghurst and it was exactly the kind of place that you want to be on a soaked-through day.


A plate of Potato Gnocci ($16) with taleggio and sage will trigger your melting point for a simple, but exquisitely executed pasta dish. A must, if it appears on the ever-shifting menu when you’re there, is the Zucchini Fritti ($16). These crisp veggie shreds, spiked with gorgonzola and honey, seem like the most addictive thing to ever come from a high-sizzle frypan.

Also worth trying are the desserts, such as the Smashed Meringue ($12), shot through with a sweet mess of cherries and creamy marscapone. As Time Out Sydney and Gourmet Traveller have pointed out, this Italian restaurant by Nigel Ward (Lucio’s, Sean’s Panaroma) is a local gem. And regardless of how the weather report looks, it’s definitely worth a visit – rain, hail or shine (but especially rain and its carb-compatible climate).


Sagra, 62 Stanley St, Darlinghurst, NSW (02) 8307 0430. Follow Sagra on Twitter and Instagram

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  1. Becca says:

    Look cozy fine dining.. love the place.

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