Eat, drink and be merry. I love the sound of that promise from Surry Hills neighbourhood bistro, Rainford Street Social. The restaurant has a casual vibe about it, and is quite lovely on a warm summer night.
To be fair, we dined here the night before we flew out on holidays. I had my Christmas party lunch that day and had been drinking and eating a fair bit, so didn't exactly bring a healthy appetite for the meal to come.
Cute dog design on the wine glasses!
Served with apple and orange relish and avocado puree. I always have high expectations for scallops, as this is my must order when I spot it on the entree menu. I did like the idea of pairing it with the apple and orange relish, very refreshing and summer-like. However the dish did not quite hit the mark as the scallops were overcooked and dry.
Served with Marie rose sauce, salmon roe. Luckily, this entree was fantastic - fresh and juicy prawns paired with a spicy sauce, and generous chunks of avocado. A great take on a classic.
Glazed lamb ribs, pomegranate and baby gem salad
This dish is visually so appealing - rustic lamb ribs, glazed with a sticky sauce and then paired with a pretty salad, scattered with pomegranate. Unfortunately, I found both the glaze and salad dressing to be overpowering and acidic.
Pan fried barramundi, olive oil potatoes and grilled kale
Cookie crumble base with cherry sorbet
Marinated summer fruits, banana yoghurt ice cream
The desserts are simple, and a nice finish to the meal. I'm not sure if I would classify orange and apples as summer fruit (in my mind it is more like mango, lychee, nectarine, peach etc) though it is a refreshing end to the meal nonetheless.