478 Bourke Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Warming Sunday Roast
Bistrode have introduced their series of Sunday roasts for $47.50 including a Winter cocktail and dessert served from 6.30 pm to help combat the Winter chills. Tonight's roast starts with a refreshing Stone's Winter Spritzer Cocktail served from large pitcher I spy on the bar counter. I'd happily have more of these which seems to have the right balance of alcohol and flavour. After a hearty slice of bread and butter it's on to the main of Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding served with a side of green beans and roast potatoes. The roast beef is a quality cut of meat with thankfully little grizzle. The warm beans are nice and crisp although the roast potatoes could have been a bit more crunchy on the outside for the table's liking. Our English diner tonight has had better Yorkshire Pudding although I'm no expert and vaguely remember trying it once in the UK but can't quite remember what it was like.
For dessert we find the generous slice of Pumpkin Pie & Nutmeg Ice Cream an unusual choice which isn't really British in theme to match the Yorkshire Pudding and more American style. It has mixed reviews at the table but I sort of enjoyed it. I thought the thin light pastry was cooked beautifully and the topping added a nice crunch and taste — perhaps more ice cream to finish it wouldn't have gone astray though. My glass of 2004 Chateau Sainte Barbe Bordeaux ($11) was nice and quite light in taste. It was a filling meal so definitely kept me warm for the cold weather outside although I think it was quite pricey for a roast dinner. Service was attentive and fairly quick for the night although possibly felt a little bit chilly and insincere at times.
PROS: Nice decor, Interesting menu, Quality ingredients, Quick service, Nice wines
CONS: Can get a little noisy and crowded in the small dining area, A bit pricey for a roast, Service felt a little chilly
MUST TRY: Other dishes on the normal menu
Bistrode Sunday Roast Menu, 4 July 2010
Roast Cape Grim Grass Fed Sirloin: Yorkshire Pudding, Roast Potatoes and Green Brean $47.50 including dessert
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