Lunch at Commodore Hotel, North Sydney
It was the day of S and T’s wedding, after the beautiful ceremony, the crew (P1, C, P2, D, A and I) thought we would catch up, have a drink, and grab something to eat, as we were all ravenous. C suggested we go somewhere on Blues Point Road, in North Sydney. I wouldn’t have a clue where to eat, so was happy for whatever was suggested!
I haven’t been to the Commodore Hotel for a while now. When I used to work in North Sydney, this was a place we would go too, the outside terrace beer garden with its alfresco setting was something my old colleagues used to enjoy, especially on a warm Friday afternoon. Unfortunately, it was a little over cast that day, so we opted to sit inside.
There are two menus offered at the Commodore, the Bar food and the main Bistro food.
I opted for the free range chicken schnitzel with chips, salad and lemon aioli. For once, it wasn’t the aioli that caught my eye. I love ordering chicken schnitzel at pubs, it’s like my standard comfort pub food. The chicken schnitzel was gigantic! It was lightly crumbed and tender. Dipped in lemon aioli, it was exactly what I needed that day! The serving was just too generous that I wasn’t able to finish it. I also wanted to save some room for the feast that evening.
‘The Mother’ ordered the rump steak (250grams), served with salad, fries and café de paris butter. ‘The Mother’ always has his steak medium rare and it was deliciously juicy. He seemed quite happy with his steak, he didn’t really offer me any, I had to steal a piece whilst he was busy talking!
P1 had the Wagyu beef and cheese burger, layered with lettuce, beetroot relish, tomato and sweet pickled cucumber and served with fries. It looked good, but it was just too hard to ask for some. P1 demolished his burger, he said it was the combination of hunger and goodness! It did look good.
C had the redspot whiting fillets served with fries, salad and sauce remoulade. Unfortunately I didn’t take a photo of this, it was again a very generous serving. C didn’t finish it, but she did say it was ordinary.
Both P2 and A had the pot pie (baked with pastry lid and served with potato puree on the side). I was too hungry to even take a photo of their dish! They both seemed to have enjoyed it.
It was great catching up with the crew again, it’s definitely been a while! I love how weddings or birthdays brings us all together.
North Sydney is truly a ghost town on the weekend! Nothing is open, it is a lot more buzzing during the weekdays that’s for sure.
It was truly great catching up with you all!
GA’s Ratings: 6.5 / 10
265 Blues Point Road
North Sydney 2060
Ph: +61 2 9922 5098