Oscillate Wildly

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Overall Rating

8.4

Oscillate Wildly Highly Recommended based on its 234 reviews
Calculated using a Weighted average

Food
8.7
Ambience
8.2
Service
8.8
Value
8



Oscillate Wildly Details



Oscillate Wildly Address

275 Australia St
Newtown NSW 2042

Map
Oscillate Wildly Website


Oscillate Wildly Contact Info

(02) 9517 4700



Chef

Karl Firla


Prices

Degustation
8 courses
Without wine $120.00
With wine $195.00
Prices last updated:  04/2014


Bookings

Bookings are essential


Rooms & Capacity

No of Seats 30


Hours

Dinner
Tue to Sat 6:30pm - 10pm


BYO

Tuesday nights. Wine Only
Corkage per bottle $10.00


Serves

Serves Dinner


Classifications

Restaurants



Payment Types Accepted

Amex
Mastercard
Visa




Oscillate Wildly Awards

2014

SMH Good Food Guide 2014 - One Chef's Hat


2014

Australian Gourmet Traveller 2014 - One Star


2014

SMH Good Food Guide 2014 - One Chef's Hat


2013

SMH Good Food Guide 2013 - One Chef's Hat


2013

The Australian Hot 50 Restaurant Awards 2013


2012

SMH Good Food Guide 2012 - One Chef's Hat


2012

The Australian Hot 50 Restaurant Awards 2012


2011

SMH Good Food Guide 2011 - One Chef's Hat


2010

SMH Good Food Guide 2010 - One Chef's Hat


2009

SMH Good Food Guide 2009 - One Chef's Hat


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Overview of Oscillate Wildly

Oscillate Wildly is a small restaurant in an intimate neighborhood location but by no means is it small when it comes to food. Eating here is an experience. Famous for its degustation menu, wines from the best-known to regional specialties are paired with interesting modern dishes. Tranquil, calm and sophisticated are words to describe the dining experience at Oscillate Wildly.



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    User Reviews of Oscillate Wildly, Newtown

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    7.3 Recommended

    Food  6      Ambience  8      Service  8      Value  7     


    Not the best degustation in town. OK, but not a memorable one like the one in Cafe Paci for example. Few dishes were trying too hard to be 'quirky' or special.

    Mobile Review Jun 28, 2014 

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    9.8 Highly Recommended

    Food  10      Ambience  10      Service  9      Value  10     


    Dined here last night. Third visit over 3 years. The look of the restaurant is simple, clean and lighting just right. The background music was absolutely perfect and just the right tempo and the sound levels brilliant. Food was sensational although would have liked a little something to cut through the richness at times. However, as it was an 8 course degustation the richness was never overpowering. Wine selections were brilliant and the sommelier provided knowledgeable and understandable descriptions of each one. Only one suggestion for staff (who were uber professional throughout the evening): perhaps a little more warmth and engagement, especially at the beginning of the evening and a little less formality. But overall extremely impressed by the high standards of professionalism and presentation. Would definitely return.

    Apr 13, 2014 

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    1 of 1 reader found the following review helpful

    9.3 Highly Recommended

    Food  9      Ambience  9      Service  10      Value  9     


    Had dinner on a Friday night for 2 people. Everything about this place is fantastic. The staff are very friendly and the food shows passion and creativity. We have dined at many "fine dining" places over the years and this place is truly a standout.

    Make sure you do matching wines as the gentleman who explains each wine is very informative and has put lots of thought into the choices. Also make sure you order the cheese ice-cream, it's tremendous! Overall a great night and great food in a very welcoming environment.

    May 25, 2013 

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    0 of 1 reader found the following review helpful

    8.5 Highly Recommended

    Food  9      Ambience  8      Service  9      Value  8     


    Took my wife for an anniversary dinner and wanted to try oscillate since so many bloggers rate the food, I was not disappointed, the food was superb, the rabbit dish and then fois gras dish rocked, I enjoyed every course of the degustation. Excellent service and wine list rounded off a memorable experience, we will definitely be back.

    May 03, 2013 

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    8.5 Highly Recommended

    Food  9      Ambience  8      Service  9      Value  8     


    Went for degustation menu last week. It was value for money. Very nice flavours . Service was also great. Will come back for more.

    Mar 16, 2013 

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    8.8 Highly Recommended

    Food  9      Ambience  8      Service  9      Value  9     


    Amazing. We did the matching wines and they were perfect! The female sommelier really knew her stuff and spent time explaining why the wines went with each course.

    The food was great. Outstanding courses were the kingfish with smoked butter and rice cracker and an orange and mango sorbet meringue that was to die for. The service was great. I love the refurb of the front room since it changed hands...very zen. But the room is small. Some could feel like they are sitting on top of each other...I live in Newtown so I'm used to it! They still do BYO on a Tue but for an extra $75 pp. I say go for the wines that match, well worth it!

    Feb 21, 2013 

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    7 Recommended

    Food  7      Ambience  7      Service  7      Value  7     


    Great food, small portions but reasonably priced. Lovely place with a good atmosphere.

    Feb 10, 2013 

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    9.5 Highly Recommended

    Food  10      Ambience  9      Service  10      Value  9     


    I've visited this place twice; once over a year ago and once recently. Definite change in menu, but still a fresh new take on food. We were served a 'gin and tonic' which was a piece of bamboo soaked in gin and tonic, but the bamboo was to be chewed to release the taste. It was surprisingly juicy and a very fun experience. Another standout was the mango sorbet shell with meringue and tangerine, which came out looking like an orange ball and ended up looking remarkably like a cracked egg.

    Very memorable, the dishes are very interesting and well presented, the matching wines felt perfect and the service was great. Lots of information about the dishes and the wine, very amiable and friendly service. Not rushed at all.

    The menu does not change very much, but I would love to go for a third visit when it does next change. Note that the one on the website is not the current menu.

    There really is not much of a view, though I enjoy watching street traffic and the setup inside is nice.

    Feb 10, 2013 

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    9.3 Highly Recommended

    Food  10      Ambience  8      Service  10      Value  9     


    Had a delicious meal here. Very pricey particularly when you factor in matching wines but the quality of food is so superb it is worth it. This is a special occasion sort of place. Service was excellent and I found the staff to be really friendly, helpful, and not pretentious. They were also attentive. The atmosphere is quite swanky and modern, it's a quiet and small place so no disruptions, but I'd have to say the toilet ruined the magic a bit - it is in a little outhouse which is quite clean and everything but not what you'd expect in a posh restaurant, plus the weather was cold and wet when we went so waiting to use it wasn't fun.

    My only other complaint was that each of the dishes were really small. Once you have had so many courses it is probably ok for someone with a modest appetite but it wasn't quite enough for me. However I could tell by the quality of the food that they had spent a bit on the ingredients so I believe you're paying for quality more than quantity. Also wines were very well matched and they seemed quite unique. Definitely worth going if you want to splash out and treat yourselves to something special.

    Feb 06, 2013 

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    8.3 Highly Recommended

    Food  8      Ambience  8      Service  9      Value  8     


    Degustation was great and good value. Matching wines were average for the additional price. Service was fantastic. Would come back to try a different menu.

    Jan 29, 2013 

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