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Four Frogs Creperie, Circular Quay

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Published July 31st 2018
Not bad but not haute cuisine
I tried out the Four Frogs while in Sydney visiting family recently.

I'm a big crepe fan (and frequent crepe-eater from a local Brisbane French market stall) so I was keen to see how these crepes and the cafe itself measured up.

My verdict? Average ... and this assessment was shared by my two fellow diners from Sydney. While the menu contains a wide range of savoury and sweet crepes, and the ingredients all seem to be above average (organic eggs, freshly milled flour, French chocolate, etc), the overall effect really didn't grab us.

The cafe itself is pleasant enough, especially for a high-traffic tourist area, so a tick for that. Our greeting from our French waiter was relatively friendly, half a tick there. Our orders were taken reasonably promptly -- another half a tick -- and then we waited for ages ... and ages ... and ages ...

During this time, we watched our waiter and others have a series of frustrated conversations with a kitchen that seemed to confuse a number of orders, including ours.

When our correct order was prepared and delivered, our servings were generous, but the flavours lacked subtlety and we all found the galettes (gluten-free savoury buckwheat pancakes) a little greasy.

I've eaten galettes in France and know this is sometimes the case there too, but it's not the galette I prefer (having also had the less greasy version). Quarter of a tick for the food experience.

I didn't try a sweet crepe but wish I had, as I might have preferred a wheat-based version with gooey French chocolate or caramel.

I would be willing to go back to give the Four Frogs' sweet crepes a try, but with prices around the $15 to $20 mark for the savoury crepes, I wouldn't be going back for second helpings of those.

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Why? Probably one of the better options on the tourist strip
When: M-F 7-late, S-S 10-late
Phone: (02) 9241 2277
Where: Gateway Sydney, 1 Macquarie Place Sydney 2000
Cost: Medium
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