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Salt Pepper Nutmeg Restaurant

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by Faye (subscribe)
I love travelling and writing, meeting people and experiencing foodie places.
Published January 1st 2016
Top restaurant serves delicious food in vibrant atmosphere
In the leafy suburb of Roseville is a wonderful restaurant serving delicious food in a homely atmosphere. Salt Pepper Nutmeg could easily be overlooked with a small shop front on the busy Pacific Highway. When entering this lovely eatery, there are tables set for large groups as well as settings for two to four diners. Salt Pepper Nutmeg doesn't possess the austere look of some fine dining establishments. This eatery is spacious and unpretentious.

Salt Pepper Nutmeg restaurant
Salt Pepper Nutmeg restaurant - by Faye

This restaurant has pots of fresh greenery and herbs near the bar area and there is a cosy book niche in the front corner and another book area further down the restaurant.

book niche Salt Pepper Nutmeg
Book nook - by Faye

On the walls were colourful wall hangings, there were remainders of Christmas decorations adorning the ceilings and playful ornaments were scattered around the restaurant. Tables were decorated with large colourful flowers and seats had lively bright cushions which gave Salt Pepper Nutmeg a light-hearted informal appeal.

flowers at salt pepper nutmeg
Colourful - by Faye

So to begin, my partner and I decided at the last minute to see a movie at Roseville Cinema. The movie concluded at 6 pm and we were famished. Next door to this historic cinema was Salt Pepper Nutmeg. As we hadn't made a booking, we asked whether there was a table for two. The waitress said that the restaurant was fully booked for the night but they could accommodate us if we could leave by 7.30 pm. We were shown to a large table that could seat eight. "Wow", we thought, "this is spacious". On our table, there was a variety of lettuce in a large vase which hinted this was no ordinary fine diner. Our 90 minute exquisite food experience began.

Roseville restaurant
Spacious - by Faye

My partner ordered from the blackboard menu, a Snapper with roasted vegetables. I ordered the eight hour lamb shoulder ragu in red wine. While we waited, another couple arrived without a reservation and were seated at the opposite side of our table, with the proviso that they also leave at 7.30 pm. This suited them as they were going to the cinema after dinner. Interestingly, another couple also arrived soon after, also without a reservation and were seated at another table.

drinks Roseville
Drinks - by Faye

We didn't wait long for our meal. The Snapper with its accompanying vegetables was beautifully cooked and tasted wonderful.

Salt Pepper Nutmeg restaurant Snapper
Snapper - by Faye

The marinated red wine Lamb Ragu with its silky pasta was delicious.

lamb ragu salt pepper nutmeg Roseville restaurant
Lamb Ragu - by Faye

Next were the desserts. My partner ordered the Cassata Sicilia which was delectable. He commented to the waiter that this was an unusual cassata. My partner, of Italian descent, has had his fair share of tasty cassatas but he said this particular dessert was magnifico.

Salt Pepper Nutmeg restaurant cassata
Cassata Sicilia - by Faye

I ordered the Flan Catalan, a silky smooth crème brulee topped with fruit segments and pistachio nuts. This dessert was delicious. The only downside about this dessert were the citrus segments that had a slight sour flavour.

Salt Pepper Nutmeg restaurant Flan Catalan
Flan Catalan - by Faye

One of the main ingredients of this restaurant was its service. The waitress was friendly and very accommodating to diners that "dropped in". The other two wait staff smiled and all of them were professional in serving their customers. My partner and I agreed that this was a top restaurant to start the new year.

Salt Pepper Nutmeg has a movie and meal deal for lunch or dinner. It's $45 per person or $38 for seniors.
Salt Pepper Nutmeg restaurant
The exterior of the restaurant - by Faye
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Why? For delicious food in a vibrant restaurant
When: Sat 8.00 am - 11.00 pm; Sun 8.30 am - 9.00 pm; Mon 4.00 pm - 10.00 pm; Tues - Fri 10.30 am - 10.30 pm
Phone: 9880 9994
Where: 110 Pacific Highway, Roseville NSW
Cost: Snapper $30; Lamb Ragu $29; Our desserts $14 each
Your Comment
Good one Faye. Thanks for the recommendation.
by Carole Liivrand (score: 2|784) 1169 days ago
Wow!! Would love to check this place out.
by Diana (score: 2|652) 1175 days ago
We will definitely return to this restaurant.
by Faye (score: 3|1130) 1175 days ago
A good recommendation - we will try it soon, thanks.
by dmagn (score: 0|2) 1175 days ago
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