It shouldn’t surprise that the restaurant that dished up Michael McGurk’s last meal, is a men’s meat and greet club.
Stellar waiter Adrian Chambers hints Thursday lunchtime is the preferred timeslot for tableside wheeling, dealing, and bloody good steaks - the 400g Dry Aged Delmonico 2+ ($48) being a particular beauty. It just melts in your mouth with all the complexity of a great red wine.
If you’ve managed to slip in at night wearing a skirt, the Dark Ale Marinated Wagyu Flank ($26) is a manageable proposition, weighing in at 200g. Whilst the cut itself is chewy, it’s also packed with flavour and enticing notes of Little Creatures’ White Rabbit, piri-piri and chimichurri. The accompanying lemon is overkill.
Despite being a temple of meat, entrees are surprisingly delicate, suiting a top 2006 Foxeys Hangout Chardonnay ($68/bottle). The pretty lil' Fig and Jamon Salad ($18.50) outperforms the...
...Ceviche of Hiramasa Kingfish ($18) dotted with Avruga caviar by a whisker.
Neither kill your appetite, though a chopped salad of Crisp Pork Belly and Sea Scallop ($19.50) might, so densely dotted is it with nicely-cooked proteins!
Despite bursting at the seams, the Alpine Strawberries and Cream ($8.50) verrine makes me smile before I back slowly out of bloke’s world - alive.
See my last visit back in November 2008 back HERE.
25 Bligh Street, Sydney
Ph: (1300) 246 748