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|
|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
Ph. (02) 8084 2505
Venue Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday 12pm till late
Saturday 4pm till late