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Felix, Sydney

Another restaurant by the Merivale chain which is situated opposite Ash Street Cellar, behind the Ivy. I have seen signs for the opening of this new restaurant / bar and was eagerly waiting for it to open. I think from memory Felix opened a couple of weeks before Ms G’s and Lauren Murdoch, ex Ash Street Cellar is the head chef.

I came here for lunch, before Christmas with C. He was going away during the Christmas break to Melbourne and thought we would catch up as it would be our last meal together for the year! We have had some wonderful meals together in 2010, especially after my return and I am sure there will be more wonderful meals to come in 2011.

It was the last day of the week, and the place was busier than I thought! I thought people would be shopping buying last minute gifts, however, they were here dining at Felix. There was a mix crowd, but mainly city office workers like us.

The waitstaff are friendly and tentative. After we were both seated, we were presented with complementary bread, three different types – seeded, sour dough and brown. I asked for a plate, however, we were informed that there were no bread plates because they don’t have them in France. I recall having plates when I was in Paris last but I could be wrong – what do I know right?

The bread was fresh, it wasn’t warm but it was indeed fresh. Upon entering, I noticed on one side that there was an area for bread – loaves of bread ready to be cut and served.

I couldn’t go pass the grilled pork cutlet, braised red cabbage, apple and mustard butter ($32). The pork cutlet was incredibly tender, and deliciously juicy. The braised cabbage was cooked to perfection and with apple was the perfect complement to the cutlet. I love the combination of pork and apple! The sweetness of the apple really gives the pork that extra flavouring. The mustard butter was subtle and gave it that additional flavour, which was just fantastic! I couldn’t help but pick up the bone at the end and ‘chew’ on it – which was just classy I know!

C had the flank steak with herb butter and fries ($34), which was served medium rare. It looked succulent and the chips looked divine. I didn’t try any of this, however, C did enjoy it. He said it was nice and the flavours were delicious! He devoured this, so I can assume that he enjoyed it.

I was full but C wanted dessert so we thought we would share the coconut meringue layered with mango, strawberries and passionfruit ($16). C LOVES meringue, I am not a huge fan, and a small doze of it is ok. However, it was covered with coconut which I am not a huge fan off. It was TOO coconut-y for my liking, however, the mango, strawberries and passionfruit I did enjoy. I think C enjoyed this more than I did.

The menu is quite extensive, ranging from duck, rabbit, lamb and fish – so there is something for everyone. Not to mention that there is a seafood bar, at the back of the restaurant which is visible to all diners. Mountains of scallops, crabs, prawns, oysters and lobsters all on a bed of ice. You can also order a seafood platter which is valued at market price. If this was dinner, I would have probably ordered some oysters, but for lunch, I don’t think I can eat that much.

The wine list is quite extensive, you can see all the different bottles of wine at the back of the room. Felix is very European-looking, the layout of the restaurant, the menu, the food. It is quite a big restaurant, I can see Felix as the new upcoming business lunch venue and no doubt, I will be coming back here again.

It was great catching up with C! Hope you had a wonderful time in Melbourne – I look forward to hearing all about the eating, the driving and the sigh seeing! Thanks again for lunch!

GA’s ratings: 8 / 10

Felix

2 Ash Street

Sydney 2000 (behind the Ivy complex in George Street)

PH: +61 2 9240 3000

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  1. January 4, 2011 at 4:57 am

    never got to try Ash Street Cellar when Lauren Murdoch was at the helm, but it looks like she’s scored another winner with Felix! how awesome do the fries look?

  2. January 4, 2011 at 8:14 am

    I haven’t had the chance to visit any of the Merivale restaurants. All their food look similar though, at least to me lol. Any recommendation on where to start?

    • January 4, 2011 at 9:56 am

      oh Ms G’s is one of my favs! so is lotus… are you back in Sydney? happy to go with you! 🙂

      • January 4, 2011 at 4:34 pm

        I’m still in Indo but will be back in Sydney early next week 😀 Haha you’re such a Dan Hong fan, have you been hypnotised by his cheeseburger 😛 Will be more than happy to go with you too! Fellow food lover yay ^^

      • January 4, 2011 at 9:53 pm

        oh i love a good cheeseburger! ya let me know when you are back in town and we’ll catch up then! although – i am off to HK / Japan for a bit.

  3. January 4, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    i’ve been curious to try Felix. The steak looks perfectly cooked and those chips are so golden!

    • January 4, 2011 at 9:52 pm

      the menu is good and i quite like the ambiance! will definitely be back – its very suity at lunch though!

  4. January 4, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    That flank steak with chips looks so enticing! But I don’t think I can stomach another Merivale restaurant for the time being. 🙂

  5. January 5, 2011 at 1:21 am

    the pork looks fantastic! Damn. When can I go to Sydney

  1. June 13, 2011 at 12:38 am

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