Rubyos in Newtown: the dessert platter (above) arrived I gasped in shock and awe. WOW! This looked really good. Did someone say chocolate baklava??!!
Rubyos in Newtown turns it on. Their signature Salmon dish also immediately caught my eye.
Rubyos is located in Newtown / Darlington, on King St. It's a short walk from Sydney University. Rubyos is best described as fusion Modern Australian cuisine. There's italian, indian and modern fusion themes throughout the menu.
The decore is relaxing with gorgeous massive paintings on the wall, white table cloth and quiet atmosphere. It's a share style menu with options for vegetarian / vegan / gluten free banquets as well as meaty and seafood options as well. I try some of the ala cart menu items on this occasion.
I start off with the turmeric poached chicken salad (above, $19.50) with cucumber, rock melon, rocket, almonds in a light dressing. It's a very fresh salad and the chicken is cooked well. The chicken is lightly coated in the yellow turmeric. A def recommended salad to share.
MW orders a young henry's. It's quite a nice beer that's very refreshing.
Next up is the charred eggplant involtini (above, $17) which had roasted capsicum, carrot, zucchini, semi dried tomatoes on cashew nut cream and basil oil and a side salad. It's a nice medley of vegetables.
The curried cauliflower arancini (above, $16.50) sits on a bed of spiced spinach leave gravy, mustard and fenugreek seeds, chilli and yellow split peas. This dish is a nice fusion of Italian Arancini rice balls with the flavours of India with a dominant indian curry flavour.
The signature baked atlantic salmon was delicious! Pictured above and below is the $28.50 dish. It's in a thai curry marinade, coconut mango rice in tamarind dressing. The salmon is packed full of that thai curry flavour and that rice brings all the flavours together. It's absolutely delicious. Another dish that is definitely recommended to share.
For meat eaters, you may prefer the harissa basted chicken strips ($23.5) with smokey eggplant cous cous, whipped feta and yoghurt and sumac.
MW loves kangaroo so we also try the seared kangaroo fillet ($27.5 below) topped with a blue berry and red onion chutney sauce. The sauce is too rich and sweet for my liking so I would suggest you eat small doses and share this dish with others.
Dessert was a special dessert platter for 2 ($32, below) which included rose water panna cotta, coconut semifreddo sandwich, chocolate baklava with 3 scoops of sorbet. I literally shriek when I see this as I am instantly in love with the idea of chocolate baklava and those scoops of sorbert just look SOOOOO GOOD. The dessert taste as good as it looks. WOW
Overall, I had a nice lunch at Rubyos. It's a nice place for a group of friends or a quiet date night.
Thoughts: This was way too much food for 2 people. This amount was probably more appropriate for 4 people. My palette found the sauce on the kangaroo too sweet and rich. A little bit less sauce on the kangaroo would be good.
Location: 18-20 King St, Newtown / Darlington
Opening Hours: Tue-Thurs 5:30pm to 9:30pm, Friday to Sunday 12pm to 2:30pm and 5:30pm to 9:30. Closed on Mondays
Weekend Food Escapes dined as guests of Rubyos Newtown. All words, photos and opinions are my own.