Celebrity chef launches world’s most exclusive 20-person restaurant in an Aussie icon — but it comes at a dazzling price
- Australian chef and restaurateur Luke Mangan launches Luke’s Table
- The $295 per head restaurant is located in South East Pylon on the Sydney Harbor Bridge
- There are 200 steps up to reach the restaurant so only three drinks are served
- It will open on November 17th and will last until December 22nd from 6pm to 9pm
A celebrity chef has launched the world’s most exclusive restaurant in the heart of Sydney, offering 20 people a day the opportunity to dine there.
Luke Mangan, an Australian chef and restaurateur, will put together a three-course meal at $295 per head for guests visiting the South East Pylon on Sydney Harbor Bridge from November 17 to December 22.
Diners will climb 200 steps to reach a long table with spectacular views of the Opera House and the water below, where they can enjoy Sydney rock oysters with a mignonette dressing, hiramasa kingfish sashimi with sesame and dashi dressing, and beef fillet with mushroom puree.
It’s an idea that’s been two years in the making with BridgeClimb with a lot of historical red tape to work through before it could come to fruition.
Luke Mangan, an Australian chef and restaurateur, will put together a $295 per head three-course meal for guests planning to visit the South East Pylon on Sydney Harbor Bridge
There is no elevator to the top of the pylon, so Luke’s team has to bring each piece of equipment and each piece of food up the road piece by piece and pack it up every night
There’s no elevator to the top of the pylon, so Luke’s team has to get each piece of gear and each piece of food off the road piece by piece and pack it up every night.
“During the Covid lockdown, I was looking for ideas to get Sydneysiders back on the road and reached out to the people at BridgeClimb with the idea,” Luke said. The Daily Telegraph.
“There are 200 stairs to get to the top of the pylon and everything, every oyster, every bottle of champagne, has to go up because there are no elevators. I’m going to get really fit.’
Only 20 guests are served every night from 6-9pm, with visitors being able to reserve the whole table or just part of it, if they wish.
Each course is served with one Penfolds wine, with a total of three throughout the evening, ensuring diners still have the stamina — and poise — to walk down the stairs when the night is over.
The pylon, which has a 360-degree viewing platform, has been open to the public at several points in the past. It was first inaugurated by entrepreneur Archer Whitford in 1934
The pylon, which has a 360-degree viewing platform, has been open to the public at several points in the past. It was first inaugurated by entrepreneur Archer Whitford in 1934.
“Luke’s Table at the Pylon Lookout is a fantastic example of two industries, tourism and hospitality, innovating to provide people with a premium dining experience,” said BridgeClimb CEO Deb Zimmer.
“I’m excited to partner with Luke, a leader in the hospitality industry who passionately supports the recovery path for both sectors.”
The experience is currently available to book on the BridgeClimb website.