Looking for a little Sunday lunch in between sessions of the Antidote festival of thoughts and ideas at the Sydney Opera House, we decided to wander over to the Rocks. I thought it was my obligation as an Oriental person to see what the Orient Hotel is all about. In fact, it seems like they’ve added a Mrs Jones to elevate it above the usual pub food and fare (and I spotted *at least* one other Oriental there besides me).
It’s an airy and welcoming place; we sat around the side where there were tables but there’s a fun-looking drinking area…
We decided to split a whole bunch of appetizers: duck spring rolls, a charcuterie plate and lamb croquettes. We liked the croquettes the best, little meaty bombs of goodness with a crisp coating, and a lovely combo of sauces.
The spring rolls were fine and elevated by their duck filling, tender and flavourful.
The charcuterie plate was also fine. My friends were in rapture over how good it was; I thought it was fine but not special. They kindly brought us some extra pieces of bread with no charge. The cost of a glass of wine was reasonable.
I’m not sure what the options are in the Rocks, but this certainly isn’t a bad one! A nice place to while away some time on a weekend afternoon, I reckon.