Thursday, 13 August 2015

Hayes St Wharf Bistro, Neutral Bay

On a cold winter's night, I visited Hayes St Wharf Bistro in Neutral Bay. It looks like all the locals had the same idea as the restaurant was packed! You have the option of a 3 course meal for $58 at Hayes St Wharf Bistro.

For entree, I ordered the twice baked cheese souffle (below, $16 if you prefer to order individually) which was very cheesy with Gruyere cheese. The souffle is fluffy and cheesy. I suggest you order a side of bread with truffle butter ($2 per person) to absorb some of the delicious cheese sauce. The entree can be a bit rich without the bread. It was a delightful entree to have on a cold winter's night.

I also ordered the garlic prawns (below) which was the special for this night. It was a delicious and light entree with three prawns topped with radish shavings. Both entrees were lovely and flawless.

For mains, I ordered the half roasted duck with gnocchi and cherries (Photo at the very top, $36 if you order individually). The duck was beautifully presented. It was a touch over cooked and slightly dry but still quite a nice dish. My recommended main to order is the Sticky Wagyu Beef  Brisket Bourguignon (below, $30 if you order individually), caramelised shallot and truffle mash. The gravy is beautiful and the mash is silky smooth with a hint of truffle. Delicious!

The side of vegetables will set you back $8.

I was quite full by now but too tempted by the dessert menu. Below is the chocolate fondant ($14) with hazlenut and raspberry sorbet. The chocolate was already oozing out and was a delight to eat. The raspberry sorbet is a perfect partner and cuts through the richness of the chocolate.

Above is the Rhubarb blanc mange, cinnamon crumble and apple sorbet. It's a lighter dessert if you are feeling full!

Overall, I found Hayes St Wharf Bistro to be quite cosy and perfect for a winter's dinner. Book if you can as the restaurant was quite full by 7:30pm on the Friday night that I visited.  Come by and check it out!!!

Prices: $58 for the three course meal. Mains are roughly $30-36

Location: 13 Hayes St, Neutral Bay

Weekendfoodescapes by Lisa dined as a guest of Hayes St Wharf Bistro.

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