Eastside Grill is located in Chippendale on the Kensington Street; Sydney's new downtown. Eastside Grill is an America and Japanese influenced restaurant delivered by international Chef, Stanley Wong. We celebrated a special occasion here and had an intimate dining experience with the romantic atmosphere. We were seated right next to the bar so we could see all the magic (our aperol sour was delicious).
Pan Seared Grimaud Duck BreastWhen ordering duck, the waiter advised they cook their duck breast medium to medium-rare. We am slightly traditional when it comes to poultry and like our duck well done but thought to give it a try. The flavours brought through with the duck were very delicious - you could definitely taste the Japanese twist. The portioning however was definitely not a "main" as the menu suggested and we normally associate a main dish, with a filling meal. Needless to say if it wasn't for the mac n' cheese, I would have left hungry.
The lamb shank was extremely tender, perfectly cooked and very moist. The lamb shank was sitting in it's own juices which had a very subtle sweetness. The lamb shank was served inside baking paper which after a while the juices started to breakdown, leaving your fork with the occasional piece of paper. This dish was also listed under larger plates but it definitely needed a fair bit more substance. We rarely ever comment on price but this dish alone was $32 and the sides were between $8 to $12. So a large plate would cost you around $40 to be satisfied.
We both decided to share a side dish which was funnily enough, quite the opposite to the last two meals - it was both big, filling and damn tasty. You can taste truffle with every bite and the best thing about truffle, is that you can never get too much truffle! All of this along with the crispy layer of grilled cheese on top makes this entree a must try!
Aperol is an incredible spirit, but we have had some pretty nasty cocktails in the past. This on the other hand was the best cocktail we have had with Aperol, we absolutely loved the egg-foam on top and the personal touch with the Eastside Grill stamp! It was a perfect way to end the night.
Disclaimer: Snapshots of Food received a $50 voucher to dine at Eastside Grill