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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Georges Bar & Grill, King Street Wharf Sydney


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.

potatoes and steak
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.

steak medium-rare

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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posted by Anonymous on 5/30/2006 11:58:00 pm


  • At 5/31/2006 11:39 am, Blogger Veruca Salt said…

    Delicious but i was not completely satisfied. Needed just a little more food.

  • At 5/31/2006 5:41 pm, Blogger Zoe said…

    Hi Helen

    We nearly meet again: I was at George's last Sunday (playing backgammon).

    Unfortunately we ordered too late to have proper food but the mezze are nice and quite good value: I've now had battered fish, squid, spanokopita, lamb kebabs and potato and chorizo omlette off the cheaper mezze menu (three for about $20 I think) on various occasions and the only one I wasn't keen on was the chorizo omlette.

    After reading your post, I'll make sure we order in time next month - Sean's favourite meat is lamb so it sounds like he would really enjoy the dish you had.

    We will meet one day!


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