The Holiday Inn Potts Point is in Kings Cross district and is only a stones throw from the Coca Cola sign. It is an area that is replacing night clubs with a thriving restaurant scene. The Holiday Inn has comfortable rooms with all of the required amenities and the location allowing guests to book rooms overlooking Sydney’s famous harbour landscape and cityscape, as well as the botanic gardens. It is a great place to explore Sydney from. The hotel restaurant Siricco caters to visitors and locals alike.
The recently upgraded Sirocco resraurant has a large open kitchen and chic dining space, providing meals through out the day. With the $25 buffet breakfast being a great opportunity to try the honey produced on site by an urban beehive situated on the roof of the hotel. There are also smaller options and ala carte available.
The Sirocco menu has something for everyone with a range of entrees, salads, pizza, pasta and items from the grill. There is also an option to build your own burger. Sirocco also offers reasonably priced meals for hotel guests and locals with $12 daily meal specials $15 with a drink. They have a great drink menu with a great range of alcoholic beverages availible including some nice wines. They also have variety of non alcoholic options including juices, coffee and teas.
We were here with foodie friends Random Din Dins Sweet and Yummie and Spooning Australia to try Sirocco’s new sharing menu. The sharing menu is perfect for a group meal or if you are visiting for a corporate event. With some morish starters including the crispy fried salt & pepper calamari, marinated fried chicken and for a healthy touch: the roasted and pickled baby beetroot salad.
For mains, a favourite was the BBQ share platter. With a stack of mouth watering meat options including the BBQ blasted pork ribs, scotch fillet steak and served with onion rings. There is also the tasty grilled Atlantic salmon share plate.
Now for the sweetest thing- dessert. The creamy Baileys Creme Brulee and the di vinely silky Honey Panacotta made with the honey sourced from their own urban beehive situated on the roof of the hotel.