Put lamb on a dinner menu, and hey, I know what I'm having.
We had dinner at Georges Bar & Grill in trendy King Street Wharf the other night. I have to preface King Street Wharf with "trendy" because it always strikes me as so. There's always an underlying sense of flashiness about the place: in the architecture, in its patrons, in its uber chic logo.
Nevertheless we join the trilling stilettoed throng and part our separate ways at Georges Bar & Grill, a restaurant which specialises in Mediterranean fare.
Bread and dips $8.00
Our table of four share a starter of bread and dips. To our surprise the bread doesn't have a crisp crust, but has a more malleable chewy texture. The pitted kalamata olives are very good, but we wish there'd been a bit more of everything to get onto our bread.
Two people opt for the steak; the other two go for the lamb.
100-day aged grain-fed sirloin steak $29.00
with mushroom and Kefalograviera lemon potato
The sirloin steak looks and smells great. It tastes great too. It's nicely seared, well-rested and a perfect shade of medium-rare pink.
The mushrooms are meaty and the potatoes have a pleasant golden crunch to them too.
Oven-roasted lamb rump $28.00
with eggplant relish
I revel in the lamb rump which is again, beautifully rested. There's a fair bit of fat in it too which is deliciously decadent, although by the last mouthful I'm starting to feel the cholesterol. The bed of eggplant relish is salty beyond belief however, so much so that I can't bear to finish it (and I always aim to clean my plate).
Our meals are otherwise excellent albeit lacking in greens. The expectation that patrons should order their vegetables as a side is always grating, especially since we didn't realise this until it was all too late.
Still, it does great meat though. Juicy, tasty and meltingly tender. Just remember to order your greens.
Georges Mediterranean Bar & Grill
The Promenade, King St Wharf
17 Lime Street, Sydney
Tel: +61 (02) 9279 4445
Open 7 days a week 12pm – 11pm
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5/30/2006 11:58:00 pm