Saturday, April 16, 2016

Claire's Kitchen

This is one restaurant I have been wanting to go to for a while and I  am glad I went. It has a wonderful ambiance elegant without going over the top.

So we arrived and was seated at a large table in a cubicle as there was 4 of us and then the  waitress lit the large chandelier in the middle of the table which shone light onto the table. A great start to the night .

The menu was quite big and they also had some specials so there is plenty to choose from. Everything is French so well done. I ordered the salmon entree which was nice but not great the others were also happy with theirs. I also ordered 6 escargot which was the highlight.

For main I had lamb rack which was served cold and the potatoes were under cooked however it was still very tasty. The pork cutlet and the lamb rump was also very good.

The wine list is reasonable and varied in price which was good. The waiters were all very friendly and French so the experience was good. The only real negative for the night was the service which was too slow and not all the meals came out together which explains why they were cold.

I would go back and try again. I would give them 5/10 for service and 7/10 for food.

Claire's Kitchen
35 Oxford st
Surry hills

Monday, January 25, 2016

Ananas Restaurant - Sydney Rocks

It's been a year since I was last here and I wondered if it was as good as it was. I was not disappointed it has kept its French charm and the food was excellent . I started with escargot which were very tasty but not near enough as they were delightful. My colleague had the Seared Tuna Salad which was very good. We both had a simple steak but it was cooked to perfection medium rare with good caramelisation on top. This was served with a few sides which were just as good.

The wine list was reasonable as was the price and the service was good without being intrusive. It is somewhere that you take your partner for a romantic dinner but it has has a buzz about it so you feel like you could be in France. It gets my tick of approval and I will return. I would have taken more photos but the food was so good I ate too fast and forgot. By the way my business colleague really liked it as well and was very complimentary about the food and service. So well done Ananas.

Seared Tuna Salad