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Feast Restaurant @ Sheraton on The Park

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Published November 20th 2012
An amazing three-course buffet at newly opened restaurant
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An amazing buffet dinner experience at Sheraton on the Park's newly opened restaurant, Feast.

If the place Botanica Brasserie rings any bells, then you will love Sheraton on the Park's newly opened and re-launched restaurant, Feast. On the other hand, if Botanica Brasserie is not familiar to you, it doesn't matter. You will enjoy being in fresh, flavoursome food heaven. Even if it's only for a couple of hours.

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Delicious and fresh king prawns

The opening of chic Sheraton on the Park's Feast restaurant was one of the best things that could ever happen to Sydney. This city is moving on up in the culinary scene, and coming here for a buffet dinner with a friend on a Tuesday night will leave you feeling pleasantly surprised. This pleasantness will reign with inspirational thoughts succumbing to "I have chosen the right place to eat out." So you should. You have worked hard for your money, and why not spend it wisely and eat well. Remember, you only live once.

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Fresh seafood, what I enjoyed for starters. This was only the beginning.

Then again, when Sheraton on the Park's Botanica Brasserie was known for its seafood buffet fame - food lovers will come to expect the same quality of seafood culinary delights with the re-launched Feast, which opened in October 2012. These people will not be disappointed. This is true, especially when enjoying their seafood, desserts and roast dinner delights.

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Near the main buffet areas. Feast is one busy restaurant, and within good reason too.

My friend and I were eagerly greeted by our host Cindy. Our host was happy with a positive outlook on life. A glass of Domain Chandon Brut (Yarra Valley VIC, $20 per glass) set the scene for a fabulous culinary degustation without the need to go overboard. It is a pity when all good things come to an end. That sparkling wine with a bottle of Santa Vittoria Sparkling Water, together with a couple of lemon wedges set our contentment levels to an all time high.

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Some of the fresh sushi pieces in the seafood buffet area

The ambience is amazing, and it shows that the hotel has radically transformed this establishment into a chill out, relaxing home away from home food and social mecca. With the transformation from Botanica Brasserie to Feast, Sheraton on the Park have refurbished the lounge area of this restaurant, in tandem with providing exquisite, private dining booths and communal tables. I was fortunate to have been sitting at a table right against the window with stunning views of Hyde Park across the road. In between my view lied a stylish alfresco terrace area. The only alfresco terrace area in the city can only be enjoyed at Sheraton on the Park's Feast restaurant.

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The delicious grilled fish, as part of the mains buffet.

This 250 seat restaurant is busy. Bookings are advised, especially on a Friday or Saturday night when Feast is crazy busy. For starters, it was natural to head to the seafood buffet area where some fresh pieces of lobster, mussels, calamari and king prawns were enjoyed. The fresh seafood buffet area also served some some great raw salmon and sashimi pieces. Sushi pieces can also be enjoyed at Feast's fresh seafood buffet area. The king prawns were just amazing, and were easy to peel off. I should have taken a couple more. Never mind, next time. These seafood prawns at Feast will easily give some of the restaurants at Sydney's Fish Markets a really good run for their money. I could not fault any of the seafood. The calamari was flavoursome and not rubbery. The calamari pieces were also bursting with a herby, peppery flavour, without being overly strong. Remember, dessert is also included. You would be a fool for not saving your appetite for some dessert to complete your Feast experience. You can have a feast here (pun intended) without feeling bloated or overly full.

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One of the chefs carving some roast beef

Sheraton on the Park have appeared to make a great decision to appoint David Watson as their newly appointed executive chef. From relishing the seafood, the roast dinner, the antipasto plates and the sweet desserts, it is evident that David has a wealth of culinary experiences having worked in other luxury hotels and Michelin Star restaurants to name. With David Watson giving you an amazing feast (alas, pun intended once more) of culinary delights, you're in really great hands. Prior to being appointed executive chef for Sheraton on the Park at the time Feast restaurant opened, David was also a chef at The Raffles Hotel in Singapore, The Dorchester in London, Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons in Oxford, and at The Westin Guragon in New Delhi to name. Sydney, as a collective city we need to eat out more.

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About to tuck into my mains buffet dish

Being a Starwood Preferred Guest makes dining out at Feast restaurant more affordable. Starwood Preferred Guests receive a 15% discount for two people for lunch or dinner at Feast restaurant, and these members do not need to be a staying guest at the hotel in order to enjoy. If you walk around the buffet smorgasbord areas prior to taking your seat, the difficulty will be in deciding on where to start. A variety of beautiful antipasto meats are also available. A range of tasty breads and soup is also available, in addition to wood oven pizzas and roast meat cuts. It is fun to also watch one of the chefs carve the roast, and also make the gourmet pizzas in front of your very eyes.

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Antipasto selections were also available

For mains, I also had immense difficulties in identifying any flaws to my buffet selection that included beef cuts, vegetables and an eggplant parmigiana. Tasty, hearty, delicious and utterly filling. The sweet stuff ended the night with some amazing (albeit popular) chocolate ice cream. Some of the gourmet chocolate cakes are giving quality chocolatiers such as Lindt a good run for their money. Heavenly. If you love your chocolate mousse on the rich end, you've come to the right dessert bar. The creme brulee was smooth, albeit velvety with the right amount of caramelisation at the top. Cheesecake and black forest cake lovers, you will also love the desserts at Feast.

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Divine creme brulee at the dessert buffet area

Currently celebrating their 75th birthday celebrations, it is evident that Sheraton on the Park are at the forefront of their game, being so when it comes to luxury hotel experiences. The re-launch of their restaurant from Botanica Brasserie to Feast was a great decision well made. The best buffet dining experience in a five-star hotel I have experienced in a long, long time. Now it's your turn to enjoy a scrumptious 'feast.'

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The newly refurbished chic dining space at Feast Restaurant

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Where the wood oven pizzas are prepared

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Fresh seafood paradise

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An amazing 'feast' experience overall. Thank you so much Sheraton on the Park.

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Who could not forget the heavenly sweets. Yum.

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Why? Sheraton on The Park's newly opened restaurant.
When: Lunch or dinner 7 days a week
Phone: 02 9286 6000
Where: Level 1, Sheraton on the Park 161 Elizabeth Street Sydney
Cost: $75 - lunch, $85 - dinner - Monday to Thursday. $99 lunch and dinner on Friday's and weekends.
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Was at Feast a couple of weekends ago and have to say they put on a great spread for breakfast as well.
by Richard Ramnac (score: 2|367) 3295 days ago
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