Sydney 14 September 2013 The Avenue Restaurant Chatswood Review images photos story; MiSociety
The Avenue Restaurant and Bar – bringing class and a little nostalgia to Chatswood
The Treehouse in North Sydney is one of our fave eatery/bars north of the Harbour so when we heard they had just opened a sister restaurant on the upside of Sydney we ventured along to Chatswood to give it a try.
The Avenue, at 465 Victoria Avenue Chatstwood, turned out to be something quite different. The Avenue is just gorgeous with it’s oversized chandeliers, red velvet curtains, on high gathering of shiny trumpets and saxophones and collections of objets d’art. Here, one almost expects to find a few glamorous bohemians lurking in dark corners discussing the hey days of times long past. The Avenue Restaurant covers a large space with its three alternative areas (upper, lower and al fresco) all cleverly integrated.
Okay we came to eat too so bring on the food…
Entrees. We first selected the Chef’s Special of Short Rib Gnocchi that didn’t disappoint with its tasty and soft pulled steak and dainty dumplings. Next up followed the Buttermilk Southern Fried Chicken with Coleslaw. The chicken was crisp and tangy with the coleslaw a perfect match. Both these dishes were quite generous for entrees.
Mains. May sound boring but we opted for the Fish of the Day (salmon) and the steak. The salmon was soft and delicious with a flavoursome underlay of salad. The Grilled Scotch Fillet with Potato Gallette, Field Mushrooms and Red Wine Jus came with the steak cooked exactly as ordered but could have had a little less ‘jus’. Wine: Tscharke ‘Girl Talk’ Savagnin Barossa Valley (flavoursome variety to look out for).
Dessert. Crème Caramel with Macerated Pedro Ximenez Raisins and Brioche crumbs sounded too good to resist and the little raisins with the long name were excellent. The star here though was recommended by the ‘girls’ night outers’ at the next table who loved the Ginger Pudding with Anglaise and Vanilla Ice-Cream – they weren’t wrong – yum. Wine: Pizzini Pinot Grigio, King Valley, Victoria (pear and lime – good match)
Service. A major component of any dining experience is, of course, the service. We were greeted with a broad smile by Jordon the restaurant Maitre D who introduced our waiter for the meal, ‘Roger’, who was an absolute delight and seemed to know just when (and when not to) appear.
The Avenue Restaurant and Bar
465 The Victoria Avenue Chatswood 2067
CNR of Brown and Railway Streets
0478647411 9423 2888
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