Yesterday was an absolutely glorious day – it felt like the start of summer! Clear blue skies and warm sunshine…exactly why I chose Sydney as a new home all those months ago. And my British-ness really comes out on days like this I’m afraid and I want to enjoy the sunshine as much as possible. We’re very starved of it at home!
So our quest for an outdoor lunch venue, and also armed with our recently acquired Entertainment Book (I’m in love!), we found ourselves at the Pyrmont Point Hotel. I do like Pyrmont, there are interesting places here to find that are far less touristy and there less crowded than the Darling Harbour area and city centre.
This is the first time I’ve eaten at this place and I was very pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food that was served, and the reasonable price too – another benefit of going outside the tourist haunts! Mains ranged from $15-$35 and in my opinion, it was better than your average pub standard.
I went for the gluten free roasted Mediterranean vegetable salad with the optional chargrilled lamb backstrap. Any salad with roasted pumpkin and chickpeas gets my attention! The pepper taste of the rocket was perfectly complimented with tzaraki dressing. The lamb was medium rare, tender and flavoursome.
Dan chose ‘The King’, which was fresh egg linguine with king prawns, chilli, tomato and garlic in a white wine sauce. It disappeared quickly which is a good sign! Fresh pasta always makes the world of difference to a dish and I’m told that the chilli was just the right amount to heat up the prawn and tomato flavours. Dan is a big fan of anything with chilli!
The portion sizes were not too big, and felt just right once we’d finished.
I would definitely recommend the Pyrmont Point Hotel for a casual weekend lunch. There is a sunny courtyard (with shade for you Aussies!) and a cosy interior for the cooler days. The service was great and the food was delicious – we’ll be back again soon!