Three Blue Ducks @ Rosebery

The Three Blue Ducks concept began in Bronte and they’ve since expanded with stores now in Byron Bay, Rosebery and Brisbane. They also host weddings and functions and you often see them at other events off site. With a big team of staff, you will note one of them is an ex-Masterchef contestant.

Stores vary in look and menu, however their approach is the same. We went to the Rosebery store which could be described as an open kitchen, large dining space and rustic decor. The store also sells some homely products like chopping boards, keep cups and cookbooks.

The restaurant group likes to use ethically sourced and organic produce and generally from local suppliers, ensuring the menu has fresh food, and as such the menu continues to evolve.

We were pleasantly greeted, taken to our table and perused the menu. Entrees, larger plates as well as the weekly sandwich special (this day was a smoked lamb) and even a bottomless brunch are on the menu. We were visiting mid week so unfortunately a bottomless brunch wasn’t on the cards for us, perhaps another time.

We ordered the oysters, which were beautiful. served with a shallot and red wine mignonette, the flavour was very refreshing. The lamb kofta was incredibly tasty, served on a spread of romesco, parsley and accompanied with a flatbread. This was a very good dish, but probably a little pricy at $19 for the size.

The other dining partners chose the poke bowl, with the addition of kingfish. A good serving, quite fishy with all the seafood and kingfish too, topped with a poached egg. Again, a lovely meal, but well above your typical price range for a poke bowl ($27).

We also had the wood roasted kingfish. Perfectly cooked, with a crispy skin and served with charred broccoli and a macadamia cream, pickled chilli and anchovy vinaigrette ($35). Flavours worked really well and the wood roasting enabled the natural fish flavour to be retained.

Other menu options include BBQ prawns, porchetta, sticky chicken, pumpkin salad and a buttermilk chicken burger (to name a few).

The bar has a range of boutique beers and ciders, cocktails and a wine list, as well as tea and coffee.

It is a lovely place to dine, staff are warm and welcoming and service was prompt. The food was extremely delicious, but it’s probably a little overpriced. We would recommend this for a special lunch. There’s a brunch menu too which we’d be keen to try at some point.

Three Blue Ducks

1/85 Dunning Ave, Rosebery NSW 2018, Australia

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Where to go for brekkie in Rosebery @ Bloomfield Eatery

Being locals to Rosebery, we were extremely happy to see this cafe pop up. Located inside the lobby of a small office building and trendy area, it has a minimal but stylish decor, complete with beautiful floristry.

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The cafe has has a great vibe and the ambience is set by their playlist of good tunes.

The menu options are the type of thing we’re keen to order over and over again, like granola, avo on toast, brekkie rolls and brekkie bowls. The lunch menu offers salads and sandwiches so you can easily get a fresh and healthy meal at either breakfast or lunch.

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We had the granola and the smashed avocado dishes. Both were simple yet super tasty. The coconut yoghurt really compliments the granola and we also like that there’s not too much honey. Nicely balanced.

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The classic smashed avocado on toast was nicely executed. You get the sweetness from the relish and saltiness from the goats curd which is oh so perfect.

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They use coffee beans from Campos which they are proud to present and we were excited to see that daily batch brew was on offer.

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There’s also a great range of sweet treats and we couldn’t go past getting a lemon curd muffin!

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We love this cafe and look forward to revisiting.

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Banh Xeo has arrived in Rosebery

The Cannery in Rosebery is a destination you need to visit if you are looking for food and beverages around the Rosebery area. The Cannery has it all; quality Cafes, a brewery, a distillery and a number of quality dining establishments.

Hidden inside the Cannery is a relatively new Modern Vietnamese Restaurant called Banh Xeo Bar. It is run by a husband and wife team who originally started the business as a market stall specialising in Banh Xeo (a savoury Vietnamese pancake/crepe). They are integrating traditional Vietnamese cuisine with nose to tail British cooking techniques and boy the food is good.

There are a number of tasty starters which include the ever popular fresh rice paper rolls or tasty little morsels – the pigs head nuggets. Something that cannot be passed on, is the bone marrow with fermented chilli. Spread a combination of the bone marrow and fermented chilli on toasted bread, there is a richness in flavour, you are truly in for a treat.

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Of course there are the Banh Xeo in many varieties. A huge serving that overlaps the plate, this crisp folded pancake/crepe is filled with fresh mint, bean sprouts, we had pigs head nuggets as our protein of choice. This is also served with lettuce cups, fill them with a portion of Banh Xeo, fresh mint and a generous pour of the sweet Vietnamese dipping sauce.

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The soup dishes have us returning for more. The banh bo hue a slightly spicy soup made from bone broth which has given plenty of time to give this soup a ridiculous amount of flavour. They also do a very good banh rieu. This is a Vietnamese crab cake soup, this soup is a little less common and also very impressive.

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Banh Xeo Bar serves a quality Vietnamese cuisine infused with British cooking techniques. It is a little pricey for Vietnamese food, however the food is top notch and it is a local for us. Well worth travelling for, the soup dishes are some of the best we have tried in Sydney.

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Banh Xeo Bar

The Cannery

11/61-71 Mentmore Ave, Rosebery NSW 2018

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Da pizza @Da Mario

Da Mario has been around for a while now and we had been meaning to check it out, especially after hearing alot of positive feedback. Some friends of ours had just had a baby and this was the perfect excuse to catch up and enjoy a meal at the same time.

Da Mario is a large stylish dining space in the up and coming dining precint of Rosebery. There is plenty of indoor seating as well as alfresco dining on the deck. Da Mario serves traditional Italian fare including certified Napolitan style pizza, so you cannot make variations to what is listed.

To start off, we tried the crumbed and stuffed olives, which went down a treat. We also ordered the eye fillet beef carpaccio which was thinly sliced and literally melted in your mouth and a minted salad which was fresh and crisp.

Being one who usually steers past risotto, due to underwhelming bad experiences of the past, I was hesitant to try. However, I was excited by the idea of the beetroot risotto, which has returned this dish to favour with me. It looked nice on the plate, it was perfecty cooked and had plenty of flavour. Quite creamy and delicious. 

With Da Mario being known for their traditional wood fired pizza, you know we couldn’t resist. The Melanzane pizza was quality, topped with eggplant and smoke mozzarela which simple and tasty with a light pillow like dough. Our friends were pleased with their pizza the magherita con ruchtta e crudo , a margherita with prosciutto and wild rocket.

One of our friends had the special which was a steak so there are some meat dishes too. 

We had a great lunch at Da Mario. The service was great with plenty of character. We thoroughly enjoyed the authentic Italian cusine  served up, and is on our list of recommended Italian restaurants for Sydney diners.

http://damario.com.au/

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Hash Brown Waffles, Breakfast Manoosh and more @Morley Eats

Morley Eats is a large café on the corner of Botany Road and Morley Ave, Rosebery. Rosebery is currently a thriving little hub of cafes, bars and dessert stores and this place absolutely fits in the area. Previously Du Liban, it has undergone rebranding and a new menu to suit the clientele in the area. 

A huge space that can accommodate plenty of diners. There are a range of papers and magazines atop the tables for you to browse whilst waiting. Cakes and baklava visible in the front counter and a huge woodfired oven for the marvelous pizzas on the menu. 

The menu has a middle-eastern influence with some great flavours to their dishes as well as heatlhy options and certainly lots of colour. They also sell takeaway meat and vegetable dishes for those needing to get back to work or having lunch on the go. 

Morley Eats make Breakfast manoosh(Pizzas) which is something rare on the café scene at the moment. We went for the Zaatar, cheese, tomato and olive pizza which was cooked in the pizza oven. Nice and crispy with flavoursome herbs, it is certainly an excellent choice. There are plenty of toppings, including a sweet Nutella and strawberry one. Zaatar wraps also sounded good, in particularly the egg and mince wrap, though we had too many dishes we wanted to try.

There were some amazing waffles on the menu, and these are gluten free too! We tried the hash brown waffle, topped with an avocado smash, chilli jam and a fried egg. The potato was inside the waffle mix, soft inside, crunchy on the outer – this dish is one you must order! They also sell Matcha and Red Velvet waffles which are all the craze at the moment.

The breakfast menu boasts a good range of interesting dishes like French toast, quinoa bowls, shakshuka, grilled haloumi and more. We also tried the “Morley’s Muesli” a bowl of oats, seeds, granola and topped with a delicious strawberry labneh (made in store) with poached fruit including papaya, blueberries, strawberries and rhubard with a side of milk. This was extremely tasty and healthy and I would definitely order this again.

We were lucky enough to be offered another dish to try, a spinach and quinoa salad, with poached eggs, avocado, hummus, labneh, pumpkin and flavoured with lemon and a strong sesame flavor. I’m sure this will be a popular menu choice, and an extremely healthy one. 

We also enjoyed a cup of tea, latte and an extremely enjoyable visit.

Thank you to Raed for the invitation and the hospitality provided. We thoroughly recommend this café and we will certainly be back.

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