District Dining, Surry Hills

Bottom Line: Well prepared, tasty dishes meant for sharing and beautifully presented. Food was great, service could have been a bit better.
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McKay and I came here for dinner on a Wednesday night with my brother and fellow Great Daner, Meagan who were in town setting up for the Warehouse Sale. Arriving at about 7PM without reservations, we didn’t have to wait for a table as this place is a little bit off the Surry Hills beaten path along a charming side street called Randle Street.

We all started off with a cocktail and I strongly reccomend the “District Blazer” if you are a bourbon fan – was delicious, though sadly our waitress took my drink away before I was done with it…Other than that and the slightly delayed service…our meal was fantastic!

The menu consists of appetizers, entres and mains that are portioned for sharing. We started off with the Taleggio Croquettes (2 for $10) which were crispy on the outside, moist and delcious on the inside, the Kingfish with wasabi pannacotta, quinoa, ponzu ($19) – which was perfectly prepared, and the Seared scallops with jerusalem artichoke, crispy pancetta & prune ($20) – which were my favorite though there wasn’t enough pancetta to go around.

For our mains, Meagan and I had the Lamb ($31) – which I think was the winning dish of the night. Juicy and delicious served with a cirspy polenta. McKay had the Rabbit Ragout over pappardelle ($29) which was flavourful and the pasta was definitley homemade. My brother had the special of the night – a filet served with chips.

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Dessert was my favorite part, per usual…I ordered the Stickey Date Pudding served with caramel sauce and whisky ice-cream ($14). Lovely texture – the pudding was perfect and though the whiskey ice cream was not what I was expecting – it was yummy. McKay got the Dark chocolate Brownie with macadamia brittle and white chocolate ice-cream ($14). He liked it, but said that it wasn’t the best brownie he’d ever had.
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