Please excuse the pun for a title but it was just too apt. The chophouse is situated on Bligh St in the City, down towards Circular Quay. This carniverous dream is surrounded by some pretty serious competition, but holds its own offering excellent service and quality meal choices. This is an upmarket grill is set up in a building that once housed a cinema, it is a large space that would suit any occasion. The interior is layered with nicely set tables, a stylish bar and decorated with butchery antiques such as scales, chopping blocks etc.
The drink menu had many great options including apertifs, cocktails, mocktails, wine, digestif’s. We tried a few cocktails the Tropical Blush – ketel one, Liquor 43, peach bitters, passionfruit, grapefruit, a nice fruity cocktail. The Tokyo mule – tokinoka, gekkeikan sake, yuzu, ginger beer, nori. This one was impressive, great flavours and nicely balanced.
For entrees we tried the charcuterie with amazing cured meats including wagyu bresola, n’duja tradizional, capocolo, served with pickles, mustard fruit and house made lavosh and crutons was the goods.
The figs served with speck/jamon, goats curd and almond another great starter with great flavour combinations.
For sides to accompany our mains the meaty porkbelly and scallop salad, with wombok, corriander, pea shoots, tendrils, soba noodles and a mushroom vinigairette was huge. The decadent creamy mash, so bad but sooo good.
For mains the slow cooked Beef rib in a house made BBQ sauce was butter, melt in your mouth tender. I absolutely loved this and kept wanting more. The wagyu 6+ rump cap was perfectly cooked served with heirloom tomatoes and choice of condiments.
Thanks to Zomato for introducing us to the chop house and thank you to the chophouse for their amazing food and hospitality in particular Robyn the manager who was one of the best front of house staff we have had the pleasure of meeting.