Saturday, May 2, 2009


It is truly rare indeed when I have the day off work with no other plans taking up my time. To make the most of this, H and I decided to head down to Woollahra for a spot of lunch. We walked down Queen Street, trying to determine which of the numerous cafes' should we plonk our tired butts on. We finally decided on Zigolinis just because it looked cosy. 

Upon walking in we were warmly greeted and shown to a table for 2 at the back. I love the dark blue wall and  these cute pictures!

We started off with a Sardine and Olive Tapenade Bruschetta ($14 for 2 slices). I have to stop here and say that the wait staff that served us was not only friendly and professional but also took the added care of arranging for our bruschetta to be brought out in two individual serving plates. 

This dish was, in one word - SOUR. I'm not a big fan of sour stuff but it does kind of grow on you. 

For mains, I ordered the special soup of the day; Fennel and Asparagus Soup ($12). The soup was creamy but fennel is just not my thing. H loved the soup though.

H's Chorizo Spaghetti Special ($20) was beautiful. The sauce was just divine with hints of saffron and chilli. 

A side of Rocket, Pear and Parmesan salad ($7). The salad is pretty good but I would have preferred if the pears were sliced instead of how it was served.

107 Queen Street
Woollahra NSW 2025

Tel 02 9326 2337


Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Looks like a nice range of food! I love walking down Queen Street and the boutiques here so good to know that there's somewhere good to stop and eat too :)

foodie-central said...

Hi Lorraine. Yes there were loads of cafes to choose from and it's such a nice area :)

Forager said...

So lucky to just have a day off work with nothing to do and no sickness to whinge about!

I reckon I would've loved that sour marinated sardine & olive tapenade dish. Yum!

foodie-central said...

Hi Trina - I actually had an exam that morning and the rest of the day off hehe..

Anonymous said...

worst i've ever had. food overcooked, service poor and chef needs culinary education in preparing upscale gourmet style dishes.
left the city right afterward and will not return. try la'griglia in jersey you wont regret it.

foodie-central said...

Hi Anon - Are we discussing the same Zigolinis? Sydney, Australia?