Vini, Surry Hills
Vini has been around for a while now. I remember coming here many many years ago when it first opened. It’s a small place, sits about 24 people and serve Italian food. The food is simply, tasty and to be shared. If the name sounds familiar, the team behind Vini is also the team behind Berta and 121BC.
I remembered how dark this restaurant was and they don’t take reservation for dinner so suggested lunch. Menu is handwritten on the black board and consists of antipasti, entrée, mains and desserts. The wine list (a VAST one at that) is also neatly written on the blackboard.
Thinly sliced of ocean trout, the fennel and mint a wonderful complement and I love the nice spicy kick at the end. It was indeed refreshing and delicious.
Warm tender and succulent roast lamb, yes, I have taken a liking to lamb now! The chickpeas and rosemary a wonderful complement.
The coffee, superb! Unfortunately we were both too full for dessert but the ricotta panna cotta sounded interesting!
Service efficient and friendly, very casual and laid back place, menu is simple but excellent and changes daily! It did get rather noisy when the restaurant filled up. The food is as good as I remembered it to be. Can’t wait to go back and try their other dishes.
GA’s rating: 7.5 / 10
118 Devonshire Street
Surry Hills 2010
Ph: +61 2 9698 5131