Friday, 20 November 2015

Woolpack Hotel and Lounge, Redfern

Woolpack Hotel in Redfern has a new tasty menu in a laid back setting.

Woolpack Hotel and Lounge – 229 Chalmers St, Redfern
Tucked in a quiet corner of Redfern a hop, skip and jump away from Central station the current incarnation of the Woolpack Hotel is seven years young and still evolving. This summer brings with it a new menu filled with classic pub favourites and the new tapas and boqueria offerings.
Well spaced and with a comfy air about it the Woolpack is a place to relax with friends for a couple of hours without a care in the world. The live music, a bit jazz and alternative, adds to the air of laidback-ness. There’s a bookshelf, too, if you want to tuck yourself in a corner and just escape into another world.
Cheese stuffed zucchini flowers($14, below) are always a great starter and these are no exception. Filled with gooey manchego, goat, and ricotta cheese these battered and deep fried bundles of goodness really get the party started. 7.5/10

A bowl of chorizo (below, $11) never goes astray and at the Woolpack you also get a few pieces of black pudding, adding a bit of creaminess and balance out the saltiness. 7/10

Fish croquettes ($11, above) made an appearance with a crunchy crumb coating, tender fish flesh, and a creamy saffron infused sauce filling. While I wolfed these down the croquettes also got the approval of my friend who hails from the Netherlands – the land of croquettes, so I take that as definitive proof of their quality. 9/10

Last up was the char grilled beef (above, $24 for scotch fillet) served with a pebre salsa. The beef served at the Woolpack is 600 day grass fed Hereford and it is divine. Melt in your mouth and with a beautiful flavour even without an accompanying sauce this is by far the highlight of menu. In comparison you could easily be paying twice as much for an inferior wagyu, and more for a comparable one. 9.5/10
Easily within walking distance to Central station, and in a quiet neighbourhood, it is the perfect hang out spot. Reasonable prices for outstanding food make it a must try – even if it’s just for the beef. 8.5/10

Woolpack Hotel & Lounge Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

This blog was contributed by Hai. Weekendfood Escapes by Lisa was invited as a guest to the launch of the Woolpack Hotel's new menu. All words, photos and opinions are my own.

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