January 8th, 2013

Does My Bomb Look Big In This?

Review - Sweethearts Rooftop Barbeque

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You climb seemingly millions of stairs and erupt onto a rooftop.

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You’re handed an order pad and sharpened pencil.

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That’s not to say you’re left entirely to your own devices – sparkly, vivacious Keystone crew are everywhere, attending to your every need.


The first brings drinks that take me back to my teenage years - scoffing a packet of Samboy BBQ chips then reaching for a (warm), sandy bottle of beer. It’s called the BBQ Shandy ($8) and while it won’t be to everyone’s taste, it certainly put a smile on my dial.

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For the others there is the deceptively easy Spiked Slider Slushie ($10) and the East Coast Cooler ($10) – it’s how we cool things down Eastside (and about the best use of Sauvignon Blanc I can imagine).

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By now you’ve completely forgotten you’re not at the beach and you’ve developed a hankering for some barbeque.


I rate the perfectly rendered Crispy Lamb Short Ribs ($11/180g) with...


...a clever side of Grilled Watermelon ($16) fetta and mint.


Queensland Bug Tails ($22) should go without saying, especially with mango, chilli, peanuts, coriander and lime.


A Pork Fillet Skewer ($14) with a pot of chilli caramel should be weighed against hellishly good...


...Grilled Chilli Pineapple ($12) served sundae style with coconut sorbet.

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Life’s sweet!


*This was my PUB OF THE WEEK on 2GB 873 Fresh! with Luke Grant & Luke Mangan
on Sunday 9th June, 2013: http://www.2gb.com/article/fresh-sunday-june-9

Sweethearts Rooftop Barbeque
Rooftop, 33-37 Darlinghurst Road, Potts Point
Ph: (02) 9368 7333

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