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Published October 31st 2016
Enjoy a new dining experience in Revesby
Firestone Kitchen and Baris a brand new family eatery in south west Sydney. Located within Revesby Workers Club, the restaurant offers relaxed and affordable dining in a modern and stylish environment.
The design of the restaurant takes its inspiration from the name "Firestone"- natural materials such as timber and copper are used in abundance, while other features include oversized light fittings and coarse textures. The dining area itself is large and seems to go on forever with plenty of partitions to create smaller and more intimate sections.
The décor is modern and stylish (Image Credit: Revesby Workers Club)
The restaurant also features an alfresco dining terrace with a large outdoor fireplace, attractive garden beds and interesting design features such as white lamp posts and hanging greenery in wire baskets.
The alfresco dining terrace offers an alternative to sitting indoors (Image Credit: Revesby Workers Club)
The menu itself is quite extensive. It includes a variety of breads and starters, salads, burgers, pizza and pasta, seafood, steak, chicken and pork dishes. There are also a variety of Share Plates for two and the Firestone Feast menu where you are invited to take a culinary journey with a choice of chef's selections. This option is available for two or more guests and includes five courses. Finally, there are also Kids Meals and a Gelato and Dessert Bar. The prices are very reasonable - for example, burgers start from $16, pizzas from $16, pasta dishes from $18.50 or the ever faithful chicken parmigiana from $18.50 (member prices are slightly cheaper). For the full menu please click here.
Once you have made your selections from the menu you need to head back to the entry (make sure you take your table number with you) to place your order. The wait staff then deliver your meals to the table when they are ready.
Drinks can be ordered from the Firestone Bar, located near the entrance. A stunning feature of the bar is the shiny copper beer tanks filled with unpasteurised beer which is served just as the brewer intended. If you are not a beer drinker there are plenty of other options including cocktails. For the Bar Menu click here.
Firestone Bar (Image Credit: Revesby Workers Club)
Another unusual feature of Firestone is the open plan kitchen where you can watch the chefs at work.
If you have young children you'll be interested to learn about the Trailblazers Kids Zone. It includes a large LED screen for movies, a reading area, and gaming zone with console games to keep the kids busy.
At this point, I should mention that we visited Firestone during its opening week as we were so eager to try it out. Our party of six ordered two entrées, four main meals and one share plate. While one of the entrees, the Oven Roasted Dukkha Spiced Turkish Bread arrived very quickly, our other entrée, Salt & Pepper Squid, came out at the same time as our main meals which was not ideal.
As you would expect with a very new restaurant on its first busy night there were a few teething problems with the main meals taking longer than expected to arrive, and the mix up with the entrée, however, the meals were definitely worth the wait. The Salt & Pepper Squid was lightly battered and served with hummus and salsa verde and a baby herb salad. I found it to be a very tasty dish.
My dining companions ordered the Pork Belly which was served on a cauliflower puree with whipped potatoes, steamed baby greens and a red wine jus and the Tasmanian Salmon which was served with chive potatoes, steamed baby greens, caper berries, hollandaise sauce and balsamic glaze with onion rings. They were both very happy with their meals.
My husband and I ordered the Lamb Shoulder Share Plate comprising a whole, twice cooked Sovereign Lamb Shoulder with roasted spring onions and red wine jus. We also ordered a side of oven roasted pumpkin and heirloom carrots. The Lamb Shoulder was tender, juicy and delicious. The Share Plate was so large that two of us could not finish it all despite it tasting so good.
While we all would have loved to try the Gelato and Dessert Bar we were just too full and decided it would have to wait for another night.
Overall Firestone Kitchen and Bar is a very welcome new addition to the Club and to the area in general. It has a relaxed and casual feel which is great for an easy family dinner, yet it is also stylish enough to enjoy a night out with great food and good friends.
Firestone Kitchen and Bar is located inside the Revesby Workers Club. It is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. For opening hours please click here.
Revesby Workers Club is located at 2B Brett St, Revesby. Anyone who lives within a 15km radius of the Club is required to be a Member, or a Member's Guest, to enter Club premises. For more information about visiting the club please click here.