Influenced by the four classic flavours that permeate South-East Asian culinary culture – sweet, spicy, sour and salty – Rumble is balanced at every level. The dishes and drinks pair familiar flavours with creative, contemporary techniques while the interiors walk a fine line between theatrical and understated, making Rumble a surprise and delight for the senses.
Head Chef Benjamin Tan has drawn on his Malaysian heritage, taking inspiration from the dishes served street-side during his childhood and his experience in modern kitchens across Asia to deliver a punchy yet straightforward menu that heroes bold flavours and exceptional localities produce.
“Sweet, salty, sour and spicy are not only the four most common tastes, but they are also all crucial elements to creating an exciting dish and bringing quality ingredients to life. I’m so excited to be able to share some of the incredible multi-cultural flavours I’ve grown up with in a way that I hope makes Australians fall in love with Southeast Asian food all over again.”
Guests can expect to enjoy nostalgic, authentic flavours reminiscent of travels through Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore with an unexpected, progressive twist. Think a deconstructed prawn laksa, black Angus short ribs infused with the spices of beef rendang, and dried-red curry smoked duck.
To match the bite-sized delights and family-style banquets, Bar Manager Jacky Huang, who has rich experience created Asian inspired cocktails for bars across Sydney, has developed an inventive cocktail list that perfectly complements Rumble’s four flavour pillars. The old-meets-new drinks offering will incorporate a range of spirits infused with spices, herbs, teas and flowers from across the Asian continent.
Sydney design agency, Etic took a similar traditional yet modern approach to the Rumble interiors, pairing natural textures with modern furnishings to create a worldly yet elegant space. In a nod to the variety of cuisines that inspired the menu, recycled mahjong tiles adorn the bar, rattan screens divide the main dining area from the semi-private dining room, and a vibrant handpainted animal mural spread across the walls. The result is an atmosphere that feels welcoming yet vibrant, elevated yet playful.
A concept designed by the newly-established Australian restaurant group, Dining Concepts, Rumble will be situated within The Star Sydney’s ever-growing world-class dining precinct, offering a new dining experience for theatre-goers and entertainment-lovers alike seven days a week. Bookings are now open.