13 January 2012

City Tattersalls Club Showcase Event, CBD Sydney (12 July 2011)

194 - 204 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000

A world within to discover

Thanks to Tania Purdy from City Tattersalls Club for sending me an invite to this Showcase Event held in the Omega Lounge. I fondly remember visiting their Taste of Sydney stall in 2010 and 2011 so it was a perfect opportunity to actually check out the establishment for the first time. The energy of the service team was just as impressive in their natural habitat as they provided a tasty selection of canapés in the comfy lounge area. The event was quite intimate and there was plenty of opportunity to chat with the friendly guys from De Bortoli Wines or chap from the Balmain Brewing Company serving up three styles of beer from his kegs. The Freshly Shucked Oyster with Cab Sav Vinaigrette was a clear favourite for me but I do love oysters followed closely by the Soft Shell Crab with Pickled Ginger and Lime Mayonnaise which they also served up at the Taste of Sydney.

The bite sized Mini Waygu Burgers with Spicy Tomato Relish was also good and I'm sure the freshly cooked Mini Lamb Kofta with Indian Mint Yoghurt would be a crowd pleaser for any function had. Their Pineapple doughnuts with White Choc Sauce is an interesting dessert worth trying and the Frozen white chocolate and Raspberry Truffle was a nice little treat that didn't leave you feeling too guilty. I had a quick tour around the City Tatts and discovered the Lime Bar, Zest Restaurant, Cocktail Bar, Esperanto Restaurant, Cafe 2, Lower Bar and the decent sized swimming pool in the Men's fitness gym. I never would have thought all this existed inside from just looking at the front of the building. I wasn't too keen on the tiled floor in the Zest Restaurant which I thought made it look a bit cold but the Cocktail Bar and Esperanto Restaurant was like a step back in time complete with pianist playing and the Lower Bar could very well be an easy place to relax after work in the deep set leather chairs.

PROS: Cosy lounge area, Function spaces available, Lots of different bars and restaurants to choose from, Pretty cheap happy hour every Friday in the Omega Lounge, Centrally located in the city
CONS: I assume you need to be a member to enter the club if you live within the 5 km radius
MUST TRY: Revisiting for cheap happy hour drinks

Bellini cocktail

Balmain Brewing Company

De Bortoli Wines, Lemon, Lime & Bitters

De Bortoli Wines dessert wine

Freshly Shucked Oyster (Narooma South Coast NSW) with Cab Sav Vinaigrette

Vietnamese Spring Rolls with Peanut dipping Sauce

Peking Duck Salad with Crisp Won Ton

Soft Shell Crab with Pickled Ginger and Lime Mayonnaise

Mini Waygu Burgers with Spicy Tomato Relish

Pumpkin ravioli

Scallops with Leek and Brioche Pudding Crisp Jamon

Mini Lamb Kofta with Indian Mint Yoghurt

Pumpkin, Spinach and Ricotta Tortellini with Pumpkin and Sage Butter

Vegetarian curry puffs

Pineapple doughnuts with White Choc Sauce

Frozen white chocolate and Raspberry Truffles

Mitch Rose (left) and Andrew Campbell (right) from De Bortoli Wines with the City Tattersalls Club team

Fitness club stand

Omega Lounge

Dining setup examples

Singles in the city promo, Gym available

Flowers with Essence arrangement

Lime Bar

Zest Restaurant

Function room

Cocktail Bar

Esperanto Restaurant

Cafe 2

Lower Bar

Men's fitness gym

Men's swimming pool
Omega Lounge @ City Tattersalls Club on Urbanspoon


Anonymous said...

so many scrumptious canapes! especially that oyster...very enticing.

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Simon Leong said...

hi excusemewaiter, always love a good oyster :-)

hi anonymous, thanks!

Richard Elliot said...

City Tatts is such a maze. I haven't been in since they revamped the entrance (which may have made things better), but I always used to find it hard to get around.

I've only ever eaten at Cafe 2 for something quick and cheap with friends.

Simon Leong said...

hi richard, it certainly is a bit of a maze. i think once you've been once to get your bearings it's a lot easier to know where to go next time.

Row said...

Divine photos! My personal favourite is the first one of the oyster... makes my mouth water. :)

Simon Leong said...

hi row, i'm always a fan of a good oyster :-)

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