Marque Marque’s Friday prix-fix menu is arguably the best value lunch in town. Mark Best, one of Sydney’s leading chefs, pushes the boundaries to create truly inspired dishes, using only the finest produce. While a ten course degustation will set you back $150, the Friday lunch set-menu (which changes weekly) is a steal at $45 for 3 courses.
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Bentley Restaurant and Bar
Nothing is as it seems at Bentley Restaurant and Bar, with some of the most creative cooking in Sydney. A five course degustation lunch is available from Tuesday to Saturday and at $55, you can afford to splash out on the wine list.
Bentley Restaurant and Bar 320 Crown Street, Surry Hills
+61 2 9332 2344 Website
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