“I am a chef and cannot keep calm,” is printed on a nicely thematic Union Jack affixed to the kitchen.
By contrast though, the men inside the glass box are deadly silent, moving like a well-oiled machine.
This is lucky because this popular Glebe local is packed with a mixed bag of locals and visitors.
A somewhat forlorn music trivia host tries his best to lure diners inside, but it’s clear...
...my fellow Aussie all-weather backyard compatriots are here for generously portioned ten-buck rump steaks or fish and chips, from the Monday/Tuesday Dinner Menu.
I dabble with lightly battered Jalapeno Poppers ($12) with cream cheese, smoky bacon and Baja sauce, and...
...panko-crumbed Brie ($13) with sweet-chilli jam and aioli, before moving onto sliders.
Twenty bucks buys you four, and conveniently there are four choices: ‘Zucchini’, ‘Crab’, ‘Buttermilk Chicken’ and ‘Beef’.
The latter scrubs up best with good patty char from the fast-paced grill.
My meal highlight was Fried Whole Baby Snapper ($24) with sweet and sour apple sauce, leading me to dub this chef Sydney’s battered and fried pub king.
Their excellent bottle shop explains why you can pick up a decent drop inside...
...perhaps the Joseph Chromy Pepik Pinot Noir ($42/bottle) – or maybe...
...just match your favourite fried food with Bilpin Pear/Apple Cider ($8.50).
*This was my PUB OF THE WEEK segment on 2GB 873 Fresh! with Luke Grant & Luke Mangan
on Sunday 30rd March, 2014: http://www.2gb.com/article/fresh-sunday-march-30
345 Glebe Point Road, Glebe
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