From their friendly services to amazing menu, One Penny Red ticked all the boxes for a last-minute find on a Wed night.

Set inside a refurbished heritage-listed post office in Summer Hill, the place is a blend of history and modern chic.  For those interested in grabbing a pre dinner drink, there is the wine bar upstairs.  For those with rumbling stomachs, they can head straight to the dining room on the ground floor.

Being Feb Fast (oh and am I counting!), I ordered the peach, passionfruit & lime house soda.  A very refreshing drink and a good distraction from the impressive wine list available.

The concept at One Penny Red is all about sharing plates.  So we ordered a mix of small and large plates with a side to share.  First up, we had the crunchy mouth-watering roast  tiger prawns, split in half, with bisque butter, roasted parsley and fried capers.

We also had the spatchcock with roasted cauliflower and buttermilk dressing. The raw tomatoes and cucumbers added freshness to the dish.  The portions were thoughtfully sized for a table of 3.  It left us just enough room for our next large plate of pan-fried travella with broad beans and clams.  We demolished that along with our sides of garlic and chilli broccoli.

Overall,  the food’s presentation and quality were very satisfactory.  The atmosphere was buzzing but relaxed.  Although the tables were set close together, there was still a lot of privacy felt.    I didn’t get to try the dessert menu so will definitely go back for seconds!

Restaurants like One Penny Red are hard to come by in the inner west, and definitely worth a try (Booking is recommended)!

Saucing Meter: 8.5/10

2 Moonbie St Summer Hill, NSW 2130