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Butler & Cook Restaurant

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by Tanya Hall (subscribe)
Will freelance for food. www.tanyahall.com
Published July 25th 2011
Sydney has its fair share of awesome eating haunts and boasts some of the best big name restaurants in the country. So when you get a restaurant's ex-employees starting up their own venture, you just know you're in for a treat. This is exactly the case with Butler & Cook in Newport on Sydney's Northern Beaches.

With a chef from multi-award-winning restaurant Pilu, the dishes at Butler & Cook are not only crafted to perfection but imaginative as well. Granted there isn't a whole lot on the menu to chose from, but there is at least a meat, fish and vegetarian option, so all bases are covered. The menu may be sparse but it's done well as demonstrated by my double-baked cheese soufflé which then kicked off a main of melt-in-your-mouth rump steak with a smoked cheese bread and butter pudding.

Cheese Souffle Entree
Double Baked Cheese Souffle


These meals didn't cost an arm and a leg either, with mains between $21 - $28, which is the equivalent of an measly entrée price in a top notch restaurant.

The minimalist menu also focuses more attention to the wine list, which again was on the shorter side, but everything there offered a quality Australian wine option which you could buy both by the glass and bottle.

Service was spot on, allowing you to enjoy easy banter with the staff and tables were not squished in so tightly you ended up with your elbow in someone's lamb shank pie.

Overall, if you're looking for an informal dining experience that still boasts incredible food that your hips will hate you for, Butler & Cook makes it worth the L90 bus ride.
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Where: Shop 8, 335 Barrenjoey Rd Newport Beach NSW 2106
Comments
I love this place,the lamb shank pies are to die for!!
Service is slick but never rushed and staff are uber friendly also.
Gets my vote every time.
By Anonymous
Thursday, 15th of September @ 11:48 pm
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