Sydney’s restaurant scene is certainly amping up it’s game. Gone are the days where ordering a margarita pizza simply means napoli sauce and cheese on dough. Apparently the more words on a menu you have to Google the better, but don’t worry guys, we’ve done the googling for you so you’re #sorted.
Here are 6 Sydney restaurants that we think are pretty damn fine.
Fred’s is soon to be our home away from home. The team here are passionate about sustainability with the concept based around ethically produced seasonal fare. The meals are presented creatively on rustic crockery to create that homely vibe we mentioned. It’s not just the presentation that is inspired. The menu lists some pretty crazy things; did someone say casarecce with rabbit? Well if we’re there why not. Get dressed (we suggest leaving your rabbit fur coat at home) and head down to Fred’s this weekend.
Salt Meats Cheese
The name says it all, Salt, Meats, Cheese, aka what life is all about (seriously). These guys are popping up all over Sydney and have landed in Bondi Junction, finally. Open 7 days a week, it’s a little oasis of foodie happiness. Serving pizza from 11am (we suggest the Nutella pizza, because Nutella), your trip to Bondi Junction will be off to a cracking start. After you dine in check out the deli, we bet you leave with half a dozen cheeses for the cheese party you’re now apparently having.
We don’t know about you but we sure struggle going to a restaurant and not having the choice we so rightly deserve. Thanks to Long Chim our problem has been solved. Long Chim literally means to sample and taste, okay great so we’ll take one of everything. That’s what they’re telling us to do right? Start off with some crunchy prawns then make your way through to the Thai street food inspired mains. The journey doesn’t end there. The cocktail list is expertly designed to compliment the menu, and now that they’re open for lunch, you know what to do.
Flour Eggs Water
The three simple ingredients that bring to life one of the most satisfying, (and delicious), pleasures, fresh pasta. Flour Eggs Water is making carb loading a mandatory part of our weekly routine (if we even needed a reason). There’s nothing quite like handmade fresh pasta to make our bellies happy. Did we mention these guys do wine on tap? Gather around the communal table, enjoy a glass or 2 of organic preservative free wine and a big bowl of fresh pasta, hmm we can see this becoming an addictive habit. Seriously Sydney, this is a place you need in your life.
The guys at Lal Qila don’t mess around. Cooking up traditional Pakistani food their aim is to tantalize our taste buds and by the look of the menu that’s exactly what they’ll do. Straight from the tandoor come an array of dishes, such as chicken tikka and one of our favs, ginger and spice (and all things nice) cauliflower, yum. The endless menu lends itself perfectly to big groups, and food consumption is totally an acceptable group activity right? Or just go as many times as possible, we bet you won’t be able to stay away.
Gerrale St. Kitchen
Open Wednesday-Sunday for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Gerrale St. Kitchen is sprucing up Cronulla’s dining scene. With a fresh and funky interior, and menu designed to share, it’s the perfect place for catch-ups with the gals, family affairs or even a casual daytime date. Plus, they’ve got smashed avo on sourdough so it’s an obvious winner in our eyes. They also have a pretty fab kids menu that’s certain to rock the little tackers’ worlds’. The big question though, is do you have to be under 12 to order the Onesy? We’re suckers for dessert and the dark chocolate mousse with hazelnuts and mint is calling our name.
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Image credit: Lal Qila