Thursday, March 21, 2013

Rabbit Hole Bar and Dining, Sydney


At some point of our childhood, we have imagined being a superhero or a fairytale character. This imagination includes being immersed in those characters world. As a child, I have wondered what falling into that rabbit hole would be like and experiencing the Wonderland that Alice visited.


 At a recent lunch with work colleagues, we have come across a bar restaurant called Rabbit Hole. I did not fall into it but rather, fell in love with it!  It is located on Elizabeth Street in Sydney (between Martin Place and King Street.  It is literally a hidden gem as it is situated underground. As you descend through the stairs of Rabbit Hole, a hip and modern dining wonderland is revealed.
Wagyu beef burger on a brioche bun with Brie cheese and housemade tomato relish with wedges
I ordered their Wagyu beef burger on a brioche bun with Brie cheese and housemade tomato relish with wedges (normally $18 for lunch, but only $15 Wednesday Lunch). It is a big two-hand burger with thick and juicy wagyu beef patty that bursts with so much flavour. It is complete with melted cheese, pickles, tomato relish and a fluffy brioche bun. The wedges has a super crunchy  outer layer with herbs and spices and is soft inside. It is one of the best potato wedges that I've had. It is definitely the ultimate comfort lunch plate!
king prawn risotto with mango popcorn and pork scratchings
Their king prawn risotto ($21) with mango popcorn and pork scratchings is another winner. It was like having a creamy seafood paella but not as smoky in taste.  The mango popcorn and pork scratchings enhances the flavour and adds a nice contrasting texture to the risotto.
Wagyu tar tare with a soft boiled yolk, chives, truffle meringue and garlic crisps
The Wagyu tar tare with a soft boiled yolk, chives, truffle meringue and garlic crisps ($19) was very exquisite both in presentation and taste. The runny yolk from the egg marries perfectly with the wagyu tar tare and creates a buttery texture. The strong beefy taste of the tar tare is mellowed down by the yolk. The contrasting crunchy texture and sharp nutty flavour of the garlic with the addition of chives enhances the beautiful wagyu tar tare's flavour. The truffle meringue is like a light savoury waffer with light truffle taste.

 Rabbit Hole is an excellent addition to the bar and dining scene around the Martin Place area of the CBD. It is a trendy spot with excellent food that will truly please the palate. I will surely be back to try their amazing cocktails that I keep hearing about.

Rabbit Hole Bar and Dining
82 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000
www.rabbitholebar.com.au
Ph. (02) 8084 2505

Venue Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday 12pm till late
Saturday 4pm till late

Rabbit Hole Bar & Dining on Urbanspoon

19 comments:

  1. That wagyu tartare looks sooo good esp with the yolk. YUM. Another great looking place to add to my ever-expanding resto list hehe

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  2. oooh looking forward to Sat night then ^^ man i love potato wedges! hope they have lots of sour cream too :9 interesting tartare dish

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  3. i was thinking of trying their burger this week so will definitely have to keep in mind now for a wed lunch :-)

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  4. Good lookin' burgers there! Ahem...I still dream of being a superhero. Maybe one that involved eating alot LOL

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  5. That is a bit zany, food look good... I guess it's modern australian?

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  6. what a great find. Can't wait to dig into that burger when we go ;)

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  7. I have been wanting to go here for ages, thanks for the share. Love the wall mural, too cool.

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  8. thanks for share.

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  9. ive heard so much about this, and it sure does look amazing!

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  10. I LOVE their cocktails here! Their aerated cocktails were one of the best cocktails I have ever had. It smelt so fragrant, it tasted yummy and best of all, it was so fun to 'drink it'. I felt like I was eating a cake because I was eating the foam with a spoon!

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  11. I would love to try their cocktails, they sound great. All the food looks amazing, I really do like a good burger :)

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  12. Burgers!! The risotto looks deliciously creamy too :D

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  13. that burger looks so lovely... it's calling our my name! must try this place on the next trip!

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  14. Wow that burger and that tartare sounds amazing!!!
    I'm glad it's so close to me too. Will need to check this out v soon.

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  15. This place is right near my work. I really need to start exploring my neighbourhood...
    This place is right up my alley!!

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  16. I'm drawn to this place because of the cocktails! LOL I still haven't been yet but the food definitely is convincing me even more to go!

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  17. seriously need to head to this restaurant more often since it's so close to my workplace. only tried the wagyu tartare and the hand cut fat chips which have been good so far. still haven't tried the burger and the cocktails. it was really empty when i was there for lunch but i'm guessing it goes off at night.

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  18. That Wagyu tar tare looks quite a big portion! I heard their cocktails are good.

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Let me know what ya think, aight! Would love to hear from ya.