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Review - Restaurant Arras *UPDATED*

Does My Bomb Look Big In This?

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I was warned: categorise this restaurant and whatever it is will vanish in a puff of steaming chai, rather like...

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...their steamy yet elegant dessert: Hot Tea, Iced Tea, Aaah Tea featuring rhubarb, cranberry and raspberries.

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But I’m going to have a crack using Owner/Chef Adam Humphrey’s own words: “We’re very serious about what goes on the plate, but we’re taking the piss.”

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So it’s food puns and sight gags (backed by impeccable technique) in a fun menu that will have you plucking heirloom carrots to uncover the Rabbit of Arras Hill.

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The dish is a tasty nod to Adam’s mother who implored: “Shoot the rabbits, don’t shoot the hares.

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Bunnies aside, vegetarians are rarely treated to quite so many textures of Potato (confit, crisped and melted) in one dish, enhanced by an indulgent pool of potato broth.

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It’s enough to convert a carnivore. (Well, not quite, I also ate some Beef Olives...

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...and some even better Lamb Breads and Tongue.)

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And things only get better with dessert! Aww I Spilled My… is possibly the cleverest and best dessert I’ve had all year. Complete with a blown sugar glass, it’s one spilt Negroni that will have you laughing not crying!

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Three Course A La Carte ($90/head) comes with all the flashy trimmings, but...

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...lash out on the Cheese Trolley Supplement ($15/head) anyway; it’s great...

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(and so are the touted petit fours).

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Restaurant Arras
204 Clarence Street, Sydney
Ph: (02) 9283 1922

See my last visit to this restaurant HERE.

Restaurant Arras on Urbanspoon

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