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Dinner @ The Chophouse, Sydney

I went to the Chophouse with a colleague for lunch (read review here) and was telling ‘The Mother’ how great it was. He recommended it to his friends, and a few weeks later, I was back again for dinner.

We sat upstairs, which was new. It’s more of private and quieter. I didn’t ask, but I am quite sure you can hire the top room for a private function. We were catching up with ‘The Mother’s’ friends, some of whom I have gotten to know well and have lived with. They have been friends since high school, and nothing will ever break their strong bond! They are a great bunch of guys, and I have had the opportunity to get to know the partners quite well. I have to admit, I did miss them whilst we were in Hong Kong. We used to have brunch together every Sunday morning, and dinner at least together once every couple of months– we were like one big happy family!

So chophouse, like my lunch experience here, I almost didn’t order the steak. The crispy pork belly and sea scallop salad sounded good, however, I was talked out of it once again. I opted for dark ale marinated wagyu flank (200g) – MB6+, 400 day grain fed, char grilled with a dollop of chimichurri sauce. Served medium rare, the flank was thin, incredibly succulent, juicy and tender. The chimichurri sauce was garlicky and a great complement. I really enjoyed the steak, it was just the ‘right’ size for me.

‘The Mother’ had the fillet on the bone with chutney and jus (320g) – marble score 2, black angus, 150 days grain-fed beef tenderloin on the bone. Served medium rare, this was just unbelievable, unbelievably tender, and unbelievably juicy. I managed to steal a few pieces whilst he wasn’t looking and talking!

S had the wagyu cheese burger with fries and house made ketchup. I didn’t have any of this, but it did look good. S demolished it and seemed to have enjoyed it.

M and A1 had the glazed beef short rib with house-made bbq sauce (350g) – Riverine District NSW, Angus-Hereford Cross, 150 days grain-fed, slow cooked. The meat literary just came off the bone, it was THAT tender. I had a tiny piece and it was seriously good.

The shoestring fries and the seasonal green beans with herb butter were wonderful.

The cauliflower gratin was delightful. Baked, with lots of gruyere – it was creamy and delicious. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a photo of this! It was naughty, fulfilling and deliciously yummy.

For dessert, ‘The Mother’ and I shared the 80g swiss milk chocolate block with rocky road. I love how it was served on a chopping board and a cleaver – it was cool! ‘The Mother’ had ‘fun’ chopping the chocolate into pieces. This was excellent, but both ‘The Mother’ and I are suckers for rocky road.

A2 and S shared the chocolate tart – it was slightly bitter but deliciously chocolate-y.

M had the atlantic bomb, unfortunately, I didn’t have any of this. He sat too far away for me to steal a spoonful. However, he did say it was sensational.

A1 and K had the caramelized banana cheesecake with butterscotch and caramelized almonds. Again they were sitting a little too far for my reach, but both A1 and K said it was awesome. Butterscotch – I LOVE butterscotch *sigh*.

I do like the chophouse, the ambiance, the service, and food were all fantastic. I’m not usually a big fan of steak house, but this I like!

More importantly, the company was fantastic! It was great catching up with gang. Let’s organise something soon.

GA’s ratings: 8 / 10

Chophouse

25 Bligh Street

Sydney 2000

Ph: 1300 CHOP IT (1300 246 748)

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  1. October 31, 2010 at 12:28 am

    i love the desserts at chophouse i hear there’s a peanut butter and jelly ice cream sandwich about to make it on the dessert menu

    • October 31, 2010 at 4:57 am

      oh really? i love would love to try that! let me know if you do find out 🙂

  2. May 26, 2011 at 3:48 am

    would u say this place makes the top 3 steak places in syd? im trying to find the ultimate steak place for my boyfriend.. :O)

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