Pony Lounge & Dining – ladies lunch

Meat. If my blog wasn’t called I dream in chocolate it would be I dream of meat, but it does not have the same ring to it. The lovely meal over at pony dining lunch for the boys sounds so delish. Now this whole menu has my name written all over it. But.. the lamb ruined it. Sadly I had to go with the ladies lunch.

Lunch for the boys
choice of Drink
Little Creatures Beer or Glass of Wine
small plate selection to share
Chilli salted almonds
Buffalo mozzarella, eggplant, capsicum, caper and olive salsa
Grilled chorizo, tomato and chilli jam, coriander
Crisp fried king prawns, szechuan spice, sweet soy
2nd course with side dish
Mirrool Creek Lamb Rump (150gm), spinach and fetta parcel, truss tomatoes
Steamed broccolini, toasted almond butter
cheese plate to share
Chef’s Selection of 3 Cheeses

ladies lunch
choice of Drink
Sangria or Glass rose wine
small plate selection to share
Sydney rock oyster, lemon and vinegar condiments
Blanched asparagus, salted ricotta, pinenuts, salsa verde, lemon
Aged goats cheese tartlet, caramelised onion, roasted beetroot
Pan-seared calamari, rocket, white beans and chilli, saffron aioli
2nd course with side dish
Spinach and potato gnocchi, Woodside goats curd, kalamata olives, pinenuts
Leaf salad, avocado, grape tomatoes
dessert plate to share
Chef’s Dessert Tasting Plate

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Sangria. After pouring us glasses of Sangria we were presented with a Jug 🙂

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Pan-seared calamari, rocket, white beans and chilli, saffron aioli. Love the dressing with the salad, this was a great entree to begin with. I didn’t like the white beans with the dish though it was great for texture but I didn’t feel it belonged there.

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Sydney rock oyster, lemon and vinegar condiments. We only had one each sadly but the oysters tasted lovely and fresh

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Aged goats cheese tartlet, caramelised onion, roasted beetroot. The pastry was the best part so crispy. I found myself taking off the goats cheese as it was overpowering the dish. The other girls were fine with it but it seem like it took away taste from the other elements.

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Blanched asparagus, salted ricotta, pinenuts, salsa verde, lemon. It was very difficult to photograph this, no matter what it still looks not edible! Big the good was this asparagus tasted amazing paired with the salted ricotta!

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Spinach and potato gnocchi, Woodside goats curd, kalamata olives, pinenuts. It does not look very appealing but oh my this was so tasty! I had to scape off the goats curd, I found it was once again too overpowering and gnocchi tasted fine on it’s own. The worst came when I discovered a hair on my second last meal. I didn’t want to say anything because previously I had horrible experiences in the past 😦

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Leaf salad, avocado, grape tomatoes. Nothing spectacular here

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Chef’s Dessert Tasting Plate – brownie, vanilla ice cream, brownie (cheesecake?), biscotti
creme brulee and trifle. Found the creme brulee a bit burnt but never mind I quite like it ;). We were a bit disappointed when we had to share the whole plate between four people.

I did find the waitress we had a bit snobby or perhaps it is the vibe of the restaurant? I have hopes that the lamb will magically disappear from the lunch for boys and I will return to try that out if that ever happens.

Reader what would you do when you find a hair in your food? what are your experiences?

14-15 Kendall Lane
The Rocks NSW

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11 responses

  1. I went here before too wasn’t too impressive. my steak was too raw when I asked for Medium also the creme brulee was too runny a bit like water. If I found a hair I wouldn’t complain but would def. give a bad cross on the score sheet.

  2. Definitely heard mixed reviews of this place.

    I always send back my meal untouched if I find a hair in my food. I immediately stop eating it, but best to spot before you start eating.

  3. I dream of meat does have a ring to it 😉
    Shame about the service.. And having to share the dessert platter (but that’s just me being excessive now!)

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