12 August 2010

Bistrode: Sunday Roast, Surry Hills (4 July 2010)

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

Stone's Winter Spritzer cocktail

Complimentary bread

Roast Cape Grim Grass Fed Sirloin: Yorkshire Pudding, Roast Potatoes and Green Brean $47.50 including dessert

Pumpkin Pie and Nutmeg Ice Cream

2004 Chateau Sainte Barbe Bordeaux $11

Tracklements Strong Horseradish & cream

Toilet paper in Penfolds Grange crate — now I've seen everything :-)

Business card identity


YaYa said...

Love a classic (transatlantic)sunday roast with all the trimmings, I love pumpkin pie and the one you had looks stunning! Classy toilet paper holder!

Kristy Sayer-Jones @ Southern In Law said...

Pumpkin pie with nutmeg ice cream sounds like a winning combination!
I think I may try this myself! :)

Brenda said...

That is pricey for a roast dinner. You are better off going to the local RSL for a $10 roast ; )

Simon Leong said...

hi yaya, if you love pumpkin pie then i think you'd be pretty happy with Bistrode's version.

hi kristy, i think they have a recipe going around for their pumpkin pie. here it is http://www.cuisine.com.au/recipe/pumpkin_pie

hi brenda, sometimes you just can't beat an RSL roast dinner for value, especially when it comes to drinks as well :-)

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