Amuse Bouche

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For decades, the Summit revolving restaurant ( was one of Sydney's mild disappointments. No one could fault the view—47 floors high and completing a revolution every 105 minutes, it offered stunning panoramas of one of the world's prettiest cities. But the food—doled out buffet-style at steel counters—was unimpressive and the décor was forgettable. Locals avoided the place, and tourists felt shortchanged. All that unfulfilled potential is now in the past, however. Following a spectacular recent revamp, the Summit is finally attaining heights worthy of its name. Its minimalist, Space Odyssey-inspired interior features the kind of modernist furnishings—including chairs...

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