Como The Treasury is as elegant a hotel as you’re likely to find any where, so you’d expect its restaurants to measure up too. Post, the hotel’s default seven day a week, breakfast lunch and dinner spot delivers on the Como promise.
Lighting is a little too moody at night (we still need to read the menu) but the setting is suitably chic and restrained. As is the service. Wait staff offer suggestions from the small but thoughtfully curated wine list and anticipate needs without hovering.
Post’s all-day osteria menu has a strong mix of Italian beats, with a few twists. An entrée of Freo octopus, dusted with paprika, is cooked on point, but a heavy hand with the vinegar almost overwhelms a pretty beetroot carpaccio.
Post nails the often-mangled chicken breast — tender and juicy, the chook is elevated by a superb lemony dressing (salmoriglio). Eye fillet, cooked to order, comes with the silkiest potato puree. Servings are generous so while dessert is unnecessary it would be just wrong to pass on the excellent tiramisu.
Elegant, composed, quietly professional. Post may not have Instagram mavens gushing, but it is a standard bearer for modern classic dining.