Housed in the form CSR Sugar refinery site on the water's edge by Johnston's Bay in Pyrmont, Sugaroom offers their customers a private haven away from the hustle and bustle of the city. There is also a beautiful alfresco dining area that I can only imagine would be lovely on a sunny warm day, but tonight we are seated in the roomy and modern internal restaurant area. The staff are attentive and friendly, and promptly seats us at a window-side table upon entering the restaurant. One waitress also offers to take a photo of us when she notices we have a camera :)
|Inside dining area|
|Warm crusty sourdough bread served with olive oil and pink salt|
A special mention must be made for their well-made bread, since the crust was extra crunchy and the bread was served warm.
|Tea smoked salmon, fennel, celery heart and orange salad, lemon aioli|
A light and refreshing entree, with fresh ingredients being matched well to bring out the natural flavours of the tea smoked salmon. I especially enjoyed the juicy orange pieces being mixed in with the salad leaves.
|Chargrilled beef fillet, olive and sage gnocchi, confit tomatoes, red wine jus|
Tender, flavoursome beef fillet served with tomatoes, onions and olives. The gnocchi on the side was the highlight of the dish for me, with a good balance between softness and chewiness.
|Crispy-skin barramundi, thai basil, bean shoot, bok choy, chilli and black bean|
We both found this dish slightly disappointing since the barramundi was overcooked and lacking in flavour. However the salad was refreshing and well-made, playing with the contrasting textures of the softer black beans with the crunchiness of the bean shoots.
|Passionfruit pavlova, chantilly cream, toffee chard|
A well-made interpretation of a classic dessert - I particularly liked the fairy floss that was given on the side.
|Chocolate creme brulee, raspberry marshmallow, macerated strawberries|
Although this was the dessert that I was particularly excited to try, I was disappointed in the gritty texture of the creme brulee. They may have made a mistake in not mixing it thoroughly enough, however the flavours were rich and dense, and the top was wonderfully crunchy.
Overall a decent dining experience in a beautiful location - definitely a lovely restaurant location for a date or for a special occasion :)
Shop 2, 1 Harris St
Pyrmont NSW 2009
02 9571 5055