A marketing coordinator that enjoys reviewing in her spare time. Living in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney - on the brink of something fabulous!
Published April 25th 2012
Google 'Chimmichurri' and you'll be shown that you're misspelling it and this little gem in Darlinghurst will escape you. Throw in the "Bar and Grill" as well, though, and Bingo - you've found their website.
Located in place of The Red Snail, Chimmichurri is trendy with a capital T. It comes with a dimly lit décor, animal printed fur floor panels and a bar area to one side of the restaurant. It's all very cool inside.
Then you're brought menus. Along with a great selection of cocktails (by the glass and pitcher), mocktails and wines, Chimmichurri offers a large food assortment including Churrasco (grilled meat, as much as you can eat; the waiters move around the restaurant with the skewers, slicing meat onto the diners' plates).
You'll want to visit this bar and grill a few times to sample all the fare if you're like me and will struggle between starters of Boca Chica - fried savoury dough pockets sprinkled with sea salt, marinated olives and homemade dips and Empanadas De Mama - a classic South American street food of deep-fried crispy pastries filled with your choice of: Mozzarella and spinach, chicken and mozzarella, savoury smoked meats or a mixed plate... and these are only some of the choices. Then there's a whole section of entrées including muscles, scallops, chicken and chorizo.
Moving onto main courses, there's an overwhelming selection of steaks, skewers, ribs, chicken and seafood. Then there's the burgers: fish, lamb, chicken, lentil, beef rump and grain fed angus beef patties - in 250g, 500g and a whopping 750g - a true monster of a burger.
If you have even a smidgen of room left, by all means consider dessert: fried banana crepes, sticky date putting, choc brownie sundaes or perhaps ricotta dumplings.
Chimmichurri has it all...and then some. Whilst parking may be difficult, it's definitely worth getting out there. The burgers and muscles were both delicious and the rest of the food looked and smelled just as good. The vibe is relaxed and the service friendly.
Tell me, what's the biggest burger you've stomached (or tried to?) - If big food is your thing (and you're not too fussed about quality - check out Killa Burger.