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Review - Zebra Lounge

Does My Bomb Look Big In This?


With the Jones Bay edge of Pyrmont boasting better scenery, restaurants at the pointy end of Harris Street, looking onto Johnstons Bay, have had a rather hard slog.


This doesn’t faze Owner Craig Jarman, who’s already developed a successful weekend brunch trade. He’s now determined to make night-time tapas work. If dishes like Pepper Crusted Eye Fillet with Pear and Raisin Relish ($18) and...


...a bright, citrusy Scallop Salad ($18) are anything to go by, he’s in with a definite chance.

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Truth be told, his “passion is booze”, so with a team of fellow musicians like chef Eric Neira, he has rolled up his sleeves (revealing a full forearm tattoo of The Church, “the greatest band that ever lived”) and launched anew.


Neira’s Chilean heritage adds interest on the plate, particularly in the appetite-inducing Ceviche ($15).

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Jarman’s contribution is a tight, well-priced list spanning from fruity Moa Wheat Lager ($10) (that’d also be a perfect recovery brunch companion) to a crisp, sweet locally produced Sydney Cider ($8) made only on “eating” apples.


While all Jarman’s chosen wines are special, his favourite is the Innocent Bystander Pink Moscato ($38/bottle), perfect with Neira’s ephemeral Blueberry Souffle ($13), but doable in a pinch...


...with his Zebra Chocolate Brownie ($13) too.

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Zebra Lounge
1 Harris Street, Pyrmont
Ph: (02) 9571 5503

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