Wollombi: Tabu

Every dish on Tabu’s menu of Asian cuisine with an ever so elegant touch of France could easily compete with restaurants in Sydney or Melbourne. Located in the heart of Wollombi, expect a tantalising breadth of delicately balanced flavours, including plenty of smaller bites that are perfect for sharing.

Try the market fresh sashimi with lime and mango salsa, or one of the expertly prepared rice paper or spring rolls, maybe followed by Thai fish cakes, Bo La Lot (grilled lemongrass beef wrapped in betel leaf) or superbly done duck pancakes. Mains include pork belly served with rice and seasonal greens, Coral Coast barramundi with ginger and dill or pipis flooding in white wine and XO sauce. Or simply ask staff to surprise you with a delightful mix of the best on the menu and take your pick from the well-considered wine list featuring nearby Noyce Brothers, Winmark, Margan and Krinklewood.

Open Thursday to Sunday for lunch and dinner. Bookings highly recommended.