Mad Cow, Sydney

6 Oct

Highlight – The juicy steak

Lowlight – On the pricey side

Oysters & pearls – rock oysters from today’s market, shucked to order, bacon Worcestershire jelly, chives

Oysters & pearls – rock oysters from today’s market, shucked to order, bacon Worcestershire jelly, chives

Minute steak of black angus fillet, 200g with Café de Paris butter

Minute steak of black angus fillet, 200g with Café de Paris butter

Vanilla panna cotta, rhubarb granita, rhubarb, hazelnut biscotti

Vanilla panna cotta, rhubarb granita, rhubarb, hazelnut biscotti

FOOD?

We ordered from the 2 course lunch menu giving us three to four options per course. Instead of ordering the same courses each we shared both the entree and dessert. Mad Cow is popular for its red meats, hence the restaurant name, so even though I am not much of a steak eater I went with the 200 gram minute steak. I requested medium rare and my steak was delivered a bit more rare than I was expecting. I didn’t mind this but towards the end I had to avoid the rarer centre parts of the steak. Having said this, it was tender, seasoned well and the Paris butter was plentiful. Lucky our dishes came with sides of salad and chips as it probably wouldn’t have been enough to fill us up.

The oysters decorated with a jelly slice were pleasant yet unmemorable, I’ve had better. In terms of the dessert, the panna cotta was a decent size and the rhubarb granita was refreshing for the taste buds. This treat would be perfect on a Summer’s day.

SERVICE?

Staff were friendly and worked well in a busy work lunch environment. We were in a bit of a rush that day and were appreciative that the staff made sure our meals were delivered in a timely manner.

AMBIENCE?

Cute décor with a fresh look and feel about the place. There were lots of suits on group lunches present.

VALUE?

The Holy Cow ‘2 course and a glass of wine for $40’ deal is available from Monday to Friday. Not bad if you’re able to take a slightly longer lunch to enjoy your meal. Otherwise it is quite pricey considering the portion sizes.

BOOKINGS?

If you’re going in a group it’s best to make a booking as the venue is not very large. I saw a few walk-ins for tables of two so you could probably take that path if you happen to be in the area.

7

out of 10!

Mad Cow
330 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000
02 9240 3000

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