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Review - Bar Mattino

Does My Bomb Look Big In This?
 

In an area of town under-serviced by cafés, two of the most popular entries sit opposite one another, each with a staunchly loyal following.



The service here has particular warmth, and the serves are definitely bigger; so you might want to bring a friend if you decide to take on the brimming Mattino Antipasto Plate ($20).



Ever-changing daily specials help win lunchtime regulars - Pan Fried Mahi Mahi with Aioli, Salad and Hand-Cut Chips ($23) provides a large and filling plate of Friday lunch indulgence.



A more achievable Salad of Serrano Ham, Figs, Bocconcini and Balsamic ($22) shows off Chef Sebastian Tyson’s eye for good produce. 



Clever half-and-half options like Half Soup and Sandwich ($10) allow for indecisiveness and are kind on the pocket; with selections like a Reuben Sandwich with hearty Char-Grilled Tomato Soup.



You’ll even find some modern British comfort food like a Chip Butty with Fried Egg ($12) on thick toast and a breakfast of Welsh Rarebit with Asparagus ($14). The coffee’s handled better on this side of Meagher Street too, but Vittoria is far from my favourite roast, so I take mine in a subtler Coffee Frappe ($5), or abandon it completely with a creamy Vanilla Milkshake ($6).

Bar Mattino
96 Abercrombie Street, Chippendale
Ph: (02) 9699 1442

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foodieandchef
Feb. 20th, 2011 01:39 pm (UTC)
Yum - the antipasto looks wonderful, although I'm ashamed to admit it's the chip butty with fried egg I'm most excited about :)
missdissent
Feb. 21st, 2011 10:44 am (UTC)
I found it oddly compelling. It was the first one I've had though!
BugglesAnd Squeak
Feb. 22nd, 2011 09:46 am (UTC)
Love, love, love Bar Mattino!! The serving sizes are certainly 'generous'. we haven't spotted the reuben before though - so that looks like a must sometime soon.
missdissent
Feb. 22nd, 2011 11:58 am (UTC)
Have you tried the Sunday roast? As soon as I stuck it up, I got another recommendation for it!
BugglesAnd Squeak
Feb. 22nd, 2011 08:58 pm (UTC)
The Sunday roast is MASSIVE and very good. The Yorkshire pud with the roast beef is particularly divine.
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