Sunday, October 28, 2007

Pyrmonts, Pyrmont St, Pyrmont

Pyrmonts, Pyrmont St, Pyrmont
Sunday 28 October, 2007

Tonight my Canberra buddies and I were off to see Miss Saigon at Star City. Looking for a place to dine afterwards we opted for Pyrmont's -
"With magnificent harbour and city views, this brasserie-style steak & seafood restaurant is a fun and relaxed venue for lunch or dinner. Whether you’re after a light snack, a deluxe seafood platter or a sizzling steak, Pyrmont’s has something to suit all appetites. "
The last time I visited Pyrmont's I absolutely trashed the place. I'm pleased to report it has improved a little. We arrived after Miss Saigon and were welcomed through to a table near the window. Our drinks orders were taken promptly and we were left to read through the menu...steak or seafood.
I couldn't go past a steak - the choices were endless but I opted for the 130g rib eye with pumpkin and porcini mushrooms. Then, you are asked which sauce - peppercorn, bearnaise, red wine jus etc and also how you would like the steak prepared. Medium rare please. My Canberra buddies ordered the beer battered fish & chips, salt & pepper calamari, mixed vegetables and chat potatoes. What a feast!
It had honestly felt like we had just placed our order when the meals arrived. It was a little disconcerting however the food was very good. Looking around the dining space it seemed everyone was ordered the seafood platter - is there something we don't know about???
After doing some digging I discovered that,
"Led by Head Chef, Matthew Newman, Pyrmont’s offers diners an exciting contemporary menu of fresh seasonal seafood and mouth-watering steaks that are grilled to perfection. The speciality of the house is the chef’s sumptuous ‘Seafood Platter for Two’, which includes an array of hot and cold seasonal seafood with crisp salads, fruits, french fries and a selection of sauces. Whether it’s something light for lunch, pre-theatre dinner or a three-course meal, diners are invited to indulge in the tantalising tastes and spectacular harbour views at Pyrmont’s."
Interestingly, most of the public reviews of Pyrmont's are average. My steak was cooked well, there was generous serve of pumpkin and mushrooms and an even more generous serve of bearnaise. My Canberra buddies really enjoyed their food too and I was pleasantly surprised by the service - it was friendly and efficient. I still feel it is very over priced for what it offers.
Pyrmonts - L1 Star City, 80 Pyrmont St, Pyrmont - 1800 700 700


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Steph, Have been eating at Element bistro in King St quite a bit - I think its high time you tried and reviewed.

I am also curious having discovered the boot camp section on your blog. Which company did you do this with.



9:56 am  
Blogger Steph said...

Hi Rodney,
Thanks for your post.
Great suggestion about Element bistro - a few people have suggested it so I agree, it's high time I dined there.
The boot camp group used King George V gym as a base but I'm not sure if they are still in operation - it was a few years ago.

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