Thursday, 10 March 2016

Automata, Chippendale

It is the first time in 13 years that my son didn't have a birthday party
because this time, my son who is now officially a teen wanted to have 
a quiet, intimate and memorable birthday celebration just with the family. 
Choosing the perfect restaurant wasn't that hard. I immediately thought of Automata.
I have been wanting to try it since it opened a few months back. 
Automata is housed in the bricked Old Clare Hotel that is just across Spice Alley 
and next door to Kensington Street Social. 
The place is cool, a bit industrial and edgy but intimate. 
Just what my teenager son might prefer.

Chef Clayton Wells (ex Momofuku Seiƍbo sous chef) is a genius at creating flavours
that will set your taste buds into orbit! We were all impressed.
Overall, it was an excellent dining experience and would certainly recommend it to everyone. 

Red witlof and violet mustard

Fried salmon skin, yuzu kosho

Cherries, fermented juice, onions and capers
This dish is simply fantastic! The fried capers are to die for!

Wow! Those rolls spread with anchovy butter will surely delight your palate.
The bread was fluffy with the right amount of crisp. The butter tasted extraordinarily great.
Whipped anchovy butter, sunflower seeds with chicken jus.

Steamed Hapuka, Asparagus, Chickpeas, Laver

Smoked Quial, Barley Koji, Hispi Cabbage

Mukai Shuzo Ine Mankai Red Sake
A bit sweet and tart- cherry and pomegranate flavours.

Inside Skirt, Jerusalem Artichoke, Shiitake, Arame, Tamari

Leon Posset, Blueberry, Lemon Thyme & Back Sesame

Chef Clayton Wells plating up.

Automata, Chippendale
+61 2 8277 8555
5 Kensington St
Chippendale NSW 2008
Automata Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


  1. That looks like an incredible meal and happy birthday to your son!

  2. It looks incredibly delicous, I would love to try it myself! By the way, what I especially like about this place (and my place too!) is a modern kitchen design.

    1. Hi Lily, you certainly have good taste. =) Automata is a must restaurant to go to but book ahead.