If you’re after food for the soul, you can’t go past the devilishly good Seven Sins. I’ve known Head Chef and owner Seb Sindermann since his apprentice days, some 15 years ago, and I can tell you that he is a very good chef. Previously he was banging the pans as Head Chef of Naked Apple Cider House, now he’s branched out on his own.
You may have visited Seven Sins as it’s previous incarnation, Roleys on the Ridge. The cosy dining room is quite literally on the edge of the scarp, making for breathtaking views. Inside, the welcoming dining room feels cosy and rustic with recycled jarrah, corrugated tin, and enormous Woolamalloo wharfing beams.
German beers and local wines are on the drinks list.
Seb has German heritage, which is reflected in the Seven Sins menu. The menu features dishes all made with quality produce and generous serves. I’d been dreaming of the crispy crackle pork knuckle ($39, GF), ever since I went to Seb’s family restaurant Beethoven’s in Applecross. It was as good as I remembered. Extra buttery potato mash, sauerkraut, apple mousse and shiraz jus. The meat was flavorsome, the crackle and sides spot on. It is a portion not for the faint hearted… I did have to take a doggy bag home with me!
My mum loved the chicken breast ($35) wrapped in Black forest ham, sit a top a shitake and baby leek risotto, drizzled in a fortified reduction. The moist chicken breast was enormous – nearly heading into turkey territory!
The kids menu, affectionately called the ‘Little Sinners Menu’ has a choice of quality dishes. Little Chef was stoked with his choice – a beef schnitzel burger and fries.
I have no idea where we found room for dessert, but the Dark chocolate brownie ($13), cappuccino choc mousse and double Dutch choc ice-cream is well-worth squeezing in!
Seven Sins is found at the quaint Brackenridge Village with small businesses including Meraki Collective and local institution Blue Sky Bread organic bakery. With great service, delicious hearty meals and that 5 star view – be sure to take a drive up the hill to enjoy Seven Sins. It sure made a glutton of me!
Find Seven Sins at 3/1 Soldiers Road, Roleystone.