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Paddington Arms Hotel, Paddington

Paddington Arms which is located on the busy street of Oxford Street in Paddington is the new venture for the two-hatted Four in Hand restaurant, Colin Fassnidge. Together with one of his old sous chefs, Neil Thompson , they have created a menu that is quite similar to Four in Hand, promoting nose to tail eating with a more relaxed feel.

I quite like what they have done to the place, the spacious area and the booths, it’s indeed very casual and a great place to hang out with friends over a nice meal. Now the food is no ordinary pub grub – it has an English / Irish twist to it, I really enjoy the food at Four in Hand, so had high expectations and it did not disappoint.

I was meeting with the lovely suzchef. We have heard wonderful things about this place and we are both HUGE fans of Four in Hand. We thought we would share a couple of dishes and we are SO glad that we did – not sure how anyone could have finished it on its own!

We both couldn’t go past the roast pork belly with potato, apple and sage salad ($23) – oh my goodness. Come to my belly pork belly!

The crispy skin, it was perfect. The pork succulent and seriously fatty, too fatty for S but I certainly enjoyed it. The crisp apple, potato and sage salad were a wonderful compliment.

We also ordered the braised beef ribs with pickled cabbage ($25), WOW – it was a HUGE serving!

The beef was so tender that it just fell off the bone and melted in your mouth. It was relatively rich, heavy and winter comfort food!

The pickled cabbage with corn really complimented the beef well. I loved the wedges, crunchy on the outside and soft pillowy inside. I don’t know how anyone can finish this dish on their own, I struggled to finish my own piece.

Uncle and E went a week earlier, E had the ribs, but uncle ordered the house made beef burger with grated horseradish and onion relish and chips ($20). We were tempted to order this, but the beef ribs and pork belly won. It does look superb though – will definitely order that next time.

They also ordered seared bonito with pickled cucumbers, seaweed and radishes ($16) – uncle’s photos are always soo good!

I really like the food here, the atmosphere, it can get rather rowdy at night though. We were both TOO full for dessert, but it’s a good excuse to come back, try different dishes and have dessert. I think Colin and Neil have done an exceptional job! Seriously fantastic food, and looking forward to coming back soon.

*Photos with no GA watermark are taken by my Uncle.

GA’s ratings: 8 / 10

The Paddington Arms Hotel

384 Oxford Street

Paddington 2021

Ph: +61 2 9360 9668

Paddington Arms Kitchen on Urbanspoon

  1. December 19, 2011 at 12:52 am

    Wow wow wow wow…the food looks incredible! That pork belly looks amazing!

    • December 19, 2011 at 3:58 am

      hello miss piggy – i really do like Colin’s food… his food are really tasty, and the pork belly… A M A Z I N G!

  2. December 19, 2011 at 12:58 am

    Definitely some interesting options there. I’d struggle with that pork belly, but the burger sounds pretty awesome…

    • December 19, 2011 at 3:58 am

      Hey Tina, ya the servings are quite big – definitely sharing plate in my opinion!

  3. December 19, 2011 at 2:22 am

    I love the look of this place too and the food looks wonderful, especially the pork belly 🙂

  4. December 19, 2011 at 2:34 am

    Food looks great! The ribs are melting in the photo!

  5. December 19, 2011 at 5:40 am

    geez, both your photos are great! and that pork belly looks so freakin fantastic!!

    • December 19, 2011 at 9:27 am

      thanks ms sugarpuffi! uncle’s photos are infinitely better though! the pork belly was SOOO GOOD!

  6. December 19, 2011 at 9:02 am

    Mmmm, my mouth waters looking at that beef rib – it was so good! Will definitely come back & it was so good to catch up with you! x

    • December 19, 2011 at 9:28 am

      so lovely to see you too ms suzchef! see u soon hopefully… think we are going back this week!

      • December 19, 2011 at 10:52 pm

        I want to go back and try the burger after seeing your Uncle’s photos of it!

  7. December 20, 2011 at 11:10 am

    The food looks wonderful. The pork, as much as I love pork belly, looked a bit too fatty for me, I like it a bit more rendered. Wondering when the serving on wooden boards will go out of fashion?

  8. December 20, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    arghhhh the beef ribs look incredible!

  9. December 22, 2011 at 1:53 am

    O.M.G! Thats pork belly……amazing!

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