Could this be the model for modern oz bistros? No tricks or gimmicks in the dining room with touches of French. Wooden Venetians complement the basketball pine and wooden chairs, white table clothes for a bit of formality.
Nothing fancy about the menu either, serving simple dishes done well. A 120 day grain fed scotch fillet the pick, not the best cut but the cow cooked to order, juicy and flavoursome. Sauce of horseradish a welcomed change to the pub choices, accompaniments of hand cut chips leave one wanting more, the tempura onion rings, thick and crispy should come with all steaks. A very good option for the primates in us.
Quality cheeses such as blue des causses from France get the grapes, chutney and crackers trimmings. Prepared desserts step it up a notch (BAM), chocolate attacks your taste buds three ways with Yucatan chocolate pudding warm, rich yet sweet (I would have preferred it to be darker as opposed to candied), presented with stracciatella of vanilla gelato and shaved chocolate, a thick drunken chocolate sauce surrounds the mini bowl. Surrender to the dark treat.
In GFC times, a short walk out of the CBD to Bistro Lilly will be a good investment for your belly.
3.5 / 5 yums!
Where? Observatory Tower, Shop 6, 168 Kent St, Sydney, NSW
What? Mains $30, Desserts $15