Quan Jude is a new Peking Duck Restaurant, located on the corner of George street, in the World Square Complex. It’s a mix between a traditional and modern Chinese Restaurant. Whilst you’ve got traditional menu items served on your lazy Susan, there’s modern decor and a super trendy cocktail bar.
It is an internationally recognised brand, having begun in Beijing in the 19th century, they have opened their doors in Sydney and Melbourne. Known for their duck and serving over 2 million duck a year. We know why – the duck is superb and the serving demonstration certainly is a spectacle. The chef rolls out the trolley, carves the duck and lays it out in a pattern on a duck platter and serves it with duck pancakes and it’s accompanying sides of shallots, cucumber and soy bean sauce. The duck was nice and juicy and the crispy skin made for a perfect meal to start. For other entrees, the spring rolls were amazing.
It isn’t just duck though, we were presented with a huge range of dishes to sample. With a Northern Chinese influence, the food was tasty and servings are generous. Some standouts were the salt and pepper flounder, Shrimp fried rice, Australian scallops with salad, King Prawns with vermicelli in a hot pot.
Another spectacle was the Beggars Chicken, complete with a hammer to crush the shell, revealing your chicken inside.
The vegetables were amazing, in particular the mushrooms with carrot and snow peas. The menu here is huge, and you will find it difficult to just select a few!
Drinks wise, we tried two cocktails, my favourite two – an aperol spritz and espresso martini. So you can have it all here – your traditional Chinese food and modern drinks. We were impressed at the quality of these cocktails.
They have splashed out on the interior. It’s a huge space that could seat approx 200 + diners, there’s smaller tables, private dining areas and a bar to perch yourself at. You can also watch the chefs in action. Beautiful themed artworks adorn the walls.
One of the things that made this Chinese Restaurant stand out were the performances taking place in the atrium of the restaurant. There were Bian Lian performances: Chinese dramatic art with colourful costumes as well as an amazing tea pouring ceremony. This really gave Quan Jude a wonderful atmosphere.
Finish off with a couple of desserts and fruit and you’ll be completely satisfied!
We enjoyed our dining experience and thank you to Quan Jude for their hospitality. Thank you to Sydney Dinner and Events for the invite and The Society Group for hosting.