It’s rare that I head out to lunch on a Saturday. I generally keep them reserved for running errands, catching up on my blogging, getting outdoors or for going shopping. This Saturday we mixed it up a bit and headed to Abode Bistro for lunch. The restaurant has just received a multi-million dollar fit out, and is looking fabulous in its white glory. All white everything certainly applies here.
We ordered a few different menu items and shared most, with all being beautifully presented, fresh and flavoursome. Being situated in a hotel, and previously having worked in one myself, I can’t say that there are many Sydney hotels that do the restaurant scene incredibly well. When you compare it to the likes of the US and Europe, where many famous chefs head up some of the best restaurants in hotels, Sydney just doesn’t seem to have the same culture. I won’t be surprised if this all starts to change in our wonderful city, with new developments such as Barrangaroo and boutique hotels such as QT upping the ante. Abode has certainly become a contender in providing a modern & fresh menu to guests and has created a beautiful eating space as well, to take you away from that otherwise dreary part of Darling Harbour.
For starters we chose the Yellow Fin Tuna with Blood Mary Jelly, Avocado Puree and Shaved Radish and the Radicchio and Buffalo Mozzarella Salad with Ruby Grapefruit. For mains we kept it healthy with the Cone Bay Ocean Barramundi served with a Broadbean and Artichoke Ragout and Lemon Arancini, and the 250gm Rib Eye with a Garden Salad (which really needed some sort of a sauce). With full tummy’s, we shared the Abode Opera Cake for a sweet ending, which was made up of layers of Almond Sponge, Chocolate Ganache, Espresso Cream and Blood Orange Sorbet.
Kiki dined on behalf of Abode Bistro.