As the cold weather sets in we get the chance to indulge in a carnivorous feast, as restaurants roll out their hearty winter menus. And no other dish says winter quite like a succulent sliver of lamb. From roasts to ribs, shanks and stews, here are the best lamb dishes in Sydney.
A hit list of Sydney's best lamb dishes wouldn't be complete without the famed lamb shoulder at The Apollo. Renowned chef Jonathan Barthelmess certainly knows his way around a lamb—serving up delectable oven-baked lamb shoulder with lemon Greek yoghurt. You could opt for a generous single serve, but the whole lamb shoulder is a must at least once in a lifetime! The Apollo is also rising the ranks when it comes to being one of the best restaurants in Sydney.
Moo Gourmet Burgers
When in doubt, Moo burgers are here to curb your winter blues. At Moo burger you're spoilt for choice but its Greek lamb burger is an established contender for one of Sydney's best burgers! Created with 100% free range Saltbush lamb flavoured with oregano, garlic, rosemary, tomato, baby spinach and tzatziki. Pair your lamb burger with their sweet potato chips and you have yourself one winning winter combination!
A Pitt street landmark, Jamie's Italian is a no brainer when it comes to fresh and fulfilling winter meals. The lamb and ricotta tortellini – delicate parcels stuffed with braised Aussie lamb, creamy ricotta, lemon, mint and crunchy herb breadcrumbs will tick all the 'melt in your mouth' boxes on your lamb list.
Alpha Restaurant brings the ultimate in Greek cuisine to Sydney. If there is one lamb dish that will get you through the winter, you'll find it at Alpha—slow-roasted lamb spare ribs with thyme, honey and ouzo glaze will hit the spot every time! Needless to say it's a no brainer on our hit list of Sydney's best lamb dishes.
Nothing says hearty winter dishes like an Indian curry! Serving Sydneysiders for more than 20 years, get to Malabar in Darlinghurst for its meltingly tender Lamb shank Roganjosh—a blend of slow-cooked lamb, fennel seeds and creamy yoghurt is guaranteed to warm your insides.
No doubt one of the healthiest options in our round up of the best lamb dishes in Sydney, Janus' 12-hour lamb salad with Persian feta, balsamic and fresh basil is a modern take on a Sydney winter favourite, and will have you salivating! Head to Janus at one of their two Sydney outposts, Bligh Street or within the Darling Quarter.
A newcomer on Sydney's dining scene, Sefa Kitchen has fast-become a contender for our favourite lamb dish in Sydney! Inspired by flavours and spices of the Middle East, Sefa Kitchen's bahrt spiced lamb shoulder served with barley, dried apricots and tahini yoghurt will have you slavering with every mouthful. Also the perfect antidote when craving a hearty winter dish in Sydney.
This is not your average shish kebab! Kazbah delivers the ultimate in Middle Eastern fare with its mouth-watering lamb kafta shish kebab served with garlic-crushed potatoes, kalamata olives and hummus sauce. Not a fan of kebab? There's also lamb shank tagine, spicy lamb boreks, shredded lamb and pita crispy . . . to tickle your fancy!
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