Thursday, 26 July 2012
Pups + Grub
There was a major squeal-fest, as you might have guessed, when we saw that embroidered apron on our waiter! When he brought those glasses with our bottle of wine - yes, you've guessed right again! - he was greeted with yet more happy squeals. Those pups (the owner's corgi and Jack Russell) and our genuinely lovely waiter, Al, scored big points for the new-in-our-'hood Rainford Street Social on Sunday afternoon way before their hearty-and-comforting-yet-so-clean food hit our table. A beetroot salad with a sprinkle of crunchy gingerbread surprise. Potted duck + pear relish. Pork crackling. Superbly-cooked mackerel. Thrice-cooked chips. And that dessert - burnt cream (we like our creme brulee in a wide shallow dish - more surface area covered with torched sugar!) + a side of liquid cheesecake and salted pastry twirls. All big points-scoring stuff! Stuff that makes losing Bird Cow Fish's (the restaurant that was previously in that corner spot) very special prawn gnocchi kind of alright.
Rainford Street Social
500 Crown Street (corner of Crown and Rainford Streets)
Phone: (02) 9357 2573
Opening Hours: Lunch and dinner from Wednesday to Sunday (for the moment)