08 May 2010

Trinity Bar: Tasty and good value pub food, Surry Hills (7 May 2010)

505 Crown Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
http://www.trinitybar.com.au


Decent pub food

There are plenty of very fancy and expensive restaurants to choose from along Crown Street these days but if you're looking for something more reasonably priced to fill you up which is still decent quality then Trinity Bar might be a good option to check out. The Salt and Chilli soft shell crab with Asian coleslaw, lime and palm sugar dressing ($20) really made a good impression on me this time and was very tasty with a nice crisp factor in the Asian coleslaw. I think it could have perhaps benefitted with a some more fresh mint in the Asian coleslaw to give it an extra dimension on the taste buds but it was a great tasting dish nevertheless.

My order of Grilled barramundi with chips and salad ($20) was decently sized and I'm glad to see it came with a decent amount of delicious salad dressing too — I hate it when they don't give you enough salad dressing. There were no complaints about the Chicken schnitzel burger with cheese, tomato and saffron wine with grilled Trukish bread ($15) and for a very filling meal you might want to try the Slow Braised Lamb Shanks with roast vegetable and red wine jus on mash and steamed spinach ($24) with meat falling off the bone as it should. As I came back to the table after ordering I noticed someone getting stuck into their decent sized plate of BBQ ribs would looked excellent. I'll have to remember to try this next time and hope it delivers on taste. If you can't find seating downstairs then check upstairs (pictured) which also has another bar to get your drinks.

Other visits to Trinity Bar:
7 May 2010 - Salt and Chilli soft shell crab, Grilled barramundi, Chicken schnitzel burger, Slow Braised Lamb Shanks
17 April 2009 - Steak, Salt & Chilli Soft Shell Crab, Beef & Guinness Pot Pie

SNAPSHOT REVIEW:
PROS: Good value pub food, Decent quality and tasty dishes
CONS: Seating goes quickly when busy, Limited parking
MUST TRY: Soft Shell Crab, Braised Lamb Shanks

Salt and Chilli soft shell crab with Asian coleslaw, lime and palm sugar dressing $20
SIMON FAVOURITE :-)

Slow Braised Lamb Shanks with roast vegetable and red wine jus on mash and steamed spinach $24
SIMON FAVOURITE :-)

Chicken schnitzel burger with cheese, tomato and saffron wine with grilled Trukish bread $15

Grilled barramundi with chips and salad $20

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6 comments:

Lanie said...

Just found your site - love it. Also noticed that I just became your 100th follower which was kind of nice too.

john@heneedsfood said...

Looks like pretty decent pub grub, especially the soft shell crab!

Ellie (Almost Bourdain) said...

Good to know a decent place for pub food at the area!

Simon Food Favourites said...

hi lanie, thanks so much for being my 100th follower! that's super! so glad to hear you enjoy my blog. i wish i had a garden like yours to grow my own vegetables and fruit but i only have a small balcony facing north although the potted rosemary seems to be able to survive the heat. any tips on how to grow a successful herb garden on a balcony facing the sun?

hi john, there's was also enough chilli spice on the crab to give it a nice taste bud kick too :-)

hi ellie, the Dolphin Hotel also has some decent priced pub grub too. haven't been to the White Horse Hotel for a while but I think they do reasonably priced meals too now.

Sarah Vino said...

Wow I would never have guessed! Was the only pub I could get into and stay at before legal age. Cool, love cheap n cheerful food.

Simon Food Favourites said...

hi sarah, definitely check out the soft shell crab if you're a fan.

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