Bistro Fax Restaurant & Bar is part of the Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney on O'Connell Street in the city. I was fortunate to have enjoyed dinner (through room service) as a guest staying at the hotel, as well as actually dining in the restaurant for a quality buffet breakfast experience here recently. A visit to the bar also made way for a refreshing cocktail and hot chocolate experience. Opulence surrounds you, and you just want to feel cosy and at home. Your wish for style and comfort has been granted, and you just need to enjoy it.
The buffet breakfast ($35) provides a pleasant array of choices, although the host was (initially) a little picky on the table I should have sat at. That was not an issue as the service otherwise was spectacular on both occasions. A full buffet awaits. The good news is you don't have to stay at the hotel to enjoy the buffet breakfast at Bistro Fax. You could be passing through the city and in need of a quality breakfast experience.
The wagyu beef burger that was delivered to my room
A variety of hot dishes are available such as roasted tomatoes and chipolatas. The bacon, chipolatas and the pork sausages are made in front of your very eyes, and there is a display area where you can point how you wish your eggs to be cooked. The poached eggs were just amazing, and the chef at the cooking station kindly brought my dish to my table. Now that's great customer service.
The range of delicious French pastries as part of the buffet breakfast experience
Apart from the hot selections, the buffet breakfast also included cereals and a variety of different fruits. I even enjoyed some smoked salmon with a bit of cream cheese to match. A variety of different French pastries were also enjoyed including the mini croissants, and the chocolate varieties. Small pieces of banana bread was also enjoyed, something of which I have never seen at a buffet breakfast before.
An amazing indulgence...then again we only live once...
Furthermore, not to mention small glasses of banana smoothies and bottles of Yakult. A variety of different juices were also enjoyed, and enjoying a bottle of Santa Vittoria was also different albeit refreshing.
Stunning decor that is striking modernism with the heritage historical element of the hotels building is a perfect combination. Plush seating arrangements are also enjoyed. At first observation the chairs are quite low, although you get used to them quite quickly.
The wagyu beef burger with mesculun salad and beer battered fries ($25 with a $4.50 room service charge) I ordered when I recently stayed at this hotel was also flavoursome. Chunky, well cooked fries dipped into a little tub of canned gourmet tomato sauce. The salad had a hint of a herby flavour, and the beef was utterly filling. Executive Chef Oswin Ribeiro clearly knows what he is doing.
The bar area is currently serving up an amazing cocktail called the choctail, the only Max Brenner alcoholic treat available in Sydney, if not anywhere. A hot chocolate in a Max Brenner hugmug can also be enjoyed here. At the Bistro Fax Bar, guests can also enjoy a 'blu' cocktail called the Marilyn Martini with blue pearls.
Bistro Fax is open for breakfast from 6:30am to 10:30am Monday to Friday, and from 7am to 11am on weekends. For the lunch periods, Bistro Fax is open from midday to 2:30pm Monday to Friday, and for dinner from 6pm to 10:30pm Monday to Sunday. The Bistro Fax Bar is open from 9am to late Monday to Friday, and from 11am to late on weekends.
Enjoying a simple dinner treat in my Radisson Blu hotel room