Saturday, May 16, 2009

The Book Kitchen

What was suppose to be a quick lunch turned out to be a 2-hour + catch up session at The Book Kitchen, Surry Hills. Mr Indigo and I, felt very relaxed here surrounded by wooden bookshelves and a team of friendly but non-intrusive wait-staff. 

Mr Indigo had the Fish n Chips ($22) which was delicious. Unlike normally battered fish n chips, The Book Kitchen's version was a lightly floured fish, pan-fried, and served with hand cut potato wedges. Yum!

For myself, I ordered the Crispy Duck Salad with Pomegranate, Pistachio and Red Wine Vinaigrette ($17). The crispy duck was slightly stringy but I love the combination of fresh cucumbers, pomegranate and pistachios. However, trying to eat pomegranate and carrying on a conversation at the same time was not to be thus by the end of lunch there was a pile of uneaten pomegranate on one side of my plate :(

The Book Kitchen
255 Devonshire Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
(02) 9310 1003


Betty said...

aww too bad about the leftover pomegranate!
both dishes look wonderful though. i love long, lazy lunches :)

foodie-central said...

Hi Betty - I love pomegranate but it's time consuming eating and talking hehe. ;)

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

I really enjoyed our meals here too! Ah yes pom seeds are hard to pick up with a knife and fork!

Howard said...

Nice! I always goto Bourke St Bakery but never been here. I should give it a go, the fish n chips looks tops!

foodie-central said...

Hi Lorraine - It's such a cosy place. :) I"m beginning to wonder if one can ever eat pomegranate in public.

Hi Howard - I always go to Bourke St Bakery too and always see a huge crowd of ppl at The Book Kitchen. It's cosy but might be too busy during the w/ends.

pinky said...

aww reminds me of home~ they had awesome chips with aioli!