A bit of an impromptu mid week evening date night meant Steve and I ended up unexpectedly outside Syracuse.
Lucky for us there was one table they could seat us at and although it was close to the kitchen it was comfortable enough and we were offered an alternative later in the evening when another table finished but we were happy as is.
We found the service experienced and competent. We enjoyed the grandeur of the arches and chandeliers brought down to earth with cosy corners of mismatched furniture and racks of wine and other paraphernalia.
- Murray cod, tomato, green friend rice, black garlic
- Confit duck leg, Puy lentils, smoked speck, port sauce
We decided to go main course and dessert given it was later in the evening and a school night! Steve had the duck and I went with the fish. We didn't have to wait too long for a food considering it was busy but I think we arrived at the tail end of evening service. It wasn't the quickest but for freshly cooked food it was probably about right.
The fish dish was one piece of fried and one piece grilled on top of some garlicky rice. Clean flavours, simple ingredients - a good bistro dish on a plate.
Steve's duck was amazingly tasty. The Puy lentils and accompaniments were as expected but the duck itself was just so delicious. This was the standout.
- Rhubarb and beurre noisette tart, rose and strawberry
- Basil scented creme caramel, blood orange, olive oil cake
Syracuse is a decent bistro type restaurant that is pretty good value and a nice place for a date or a girly catch up. It may not have the glitz or the glam of some of the other CBD establishments but it has bags of charm joie de vivre!