We’ve been to Song Kitchen a few times and although we have enjoyed it each time, this visit was the best yet and has us singing its praise. With head chef Elizabeth Mason, putting in plenty of heart and soul, as well as knowledge and experience to curate the new menu. The menu choices are well thought out and are Middle Eastern and Mediterranean inspired. The cuisine on offer is of a high standard, great for sharing and highly recommend.
Another reasons why we love Song Kitchen, it has a social conscience, offering 100% of their profits to support the YWCA NSW – an organisation that helps women experiencing domestic violence. The profits are used for programs for women and children in the community and to help them have a safe haven.
Located on Elizabeth Street, at the southen end of Hyde Park, Sydney, it is a hotel restaurant which serves dinner Tues – Friday, as well as breakfast and lunch from Tuesday-Friday. Otherwise you can just pop in for a coffee or drink at the bar.
We visited on a weeknight for dinner and ordered a mix of entrees, mains and sides, as well as two desserts to share. We loved everything.
Although a good serving, we could not get enough Beef and lamb tartare which was nicely seasoned, topped with parsley, flavoured with aleppo pepper, and was accompanied by some cardamom crackers, which further added to the flavour and provided another level of texture $17.
This also came out with the roast duck salad, a light refreshing salad with interesting flavours it was delicious and certainly intrigued. The dish combining spirals of cucumber, barberry, chervil, and dates $18
From the mains list, the Spanish mackerel, poached in olive oil, was an elegant dish, that was beautifully cooked. The North African spiced chermoula marinade, enhancing the taste of the delicate flakes of the mackerel’s flesh, the celery and pomegranate further adding flavour to the dish $34.
One of the standouts was the crispy roast chicken. The chicken prepared to perfection and keeping in theme was served with a lovely tabouleh mix of spelt, sweet pea and preserved lemon $36
As for sides, we enjoyed the crispy fried potatoes with black garlic, this is a must at $10, as is the shaved cabbage, hazelnut, parmesan simple yet delicious and very moreish $8
The desserts phenomenal, for something not overly sweet; the house-made kaymak cream, peach, nuts, honey, saffron syrup $12.
For something sweet the ever popular Rosewater meringue & pistachio ice cream sandwich, salted caramel, fairy floss $12. An inspired dessert that will make you feel like you are in a Candy store!
If you can’t decide what to order, why not try their nine course shared tasting menu $75pp
If you’re keen to support Song Kitchen and the YMCA, why not visit on International Women’s Day on Friday March 8 for a 2 course menu at $45 a head or 3 courses for $55.
Whether it be for this event or popping in for a casual dinner, we thoroughly recommend you book and visit Song Kitchen soon.
5/11 Wentworth Avenue
Sydney NSW 2000
P: (02) 9285 6244