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Bowery Lane

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by Sarah Han (subscribe)
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Published February 28th 2015
A New York state of mind in Sydney
New York-style cafe and restaurant Bowery Lane has opened up in the heart of Sydney CBD with a solid produce-driven menu, great coffee and cocktails. At the launch event I tried an array of their canapes and bites from the Bowery Lane menu.

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Beef slider

The slider was a highlight of the night, filled with a perfectly cooked beef patty that had just the right amount of char on it and was still rare inside. The chefs kept it simple with cheese, pickles and ketchup: simplicity at its finest.

cured salmon bowery lane sydney
House cured salmon blini

Also good were the salmon blinis. The small morsels perfectly drew out the flavour of the salmon and sat atop a pancake disc. The salmon is house smoked the waiter informed me as he swung around with a platter of blinis.

calamari bowery lane sydney

Crisp and battered, the black pepper & lime salt calamari with coriander aioli were a crowd pleaser. I quite enjoyed the aioli even though I'm normally not a coriander lover.

tuna bowery lane sydney
Tuna on cucumber

On the lighter side, there was a slice of cucumber topped with seared tuna and avocado. I also thoroughly enjoyed the asparagus wrapped in bresaola. An oyster bar was also erected in one of the rooms, allowing guests to pick a variety of vinaigrettes and sauces on the oysters.

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Asparagus wrapped in bresaola and chefs at work

On the substantial side, there were two whole suckling pigs that were carried from the kitchen to a pork roll station. We lined up to get roast pork in a roll with slaw. The pork was great, but the slaw could have used more flavour.

pork roll bowery lane sydney
Pork roll with slaw

Other proteins showcased on the night besides pork were in the form of seared scallops and delicious lamb rib pops which were smothered in a herbacious gremolata.

On the drinks front, I loved the Charlie Chaplin cocktail, a blend of brandy, gin and lemon juice. There was also Brooklyn Lager and Croser sparkling wine on offer.

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Charlie Chaplin cocktail

Bowery Lane's focus is on sustainability and locally sourced ingredients, and the dishes are updated seasonally. The cafe and restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Coffee is by Single Origin Roasters.

A la carte menu at Bowery Lane

The interior at Bowery Lane has an industrial look and feel with raw cement features and exposed brick walls.

Bowery Lane Sydney
Bowery Lane Sydney
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Why? New York style dining in Sydney
When: Monday to Friday: 7am – late, Saturday: 5pm – late
Phone: 02 9252 8017
Where: 1 O’Connell Street, Sydney
Cost: Mains from $20
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Just had a look at the menu - it's not cheap but it does sound good.
by Victoria (score: 1|11) 1990 days ago
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