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Bloodwood, Newtown

Bloodwood has been open for a while now, it has been on my ‘go to list’ but have never gotten around to it. Partly because Newtown is just a suburb that I don’t go dining very often, parking is hard and traffic at peak hour is a complete nightmare! However, when T suggested this place for our mid-week catch up I couldn’t say no – it has been on my ‘go to list’ after all!

They don’t take reservations – not for parties less eight, and I was a little skeptical about getting a table, however, we had no problems in getting a table for two which was great. It looks like a small restaurant from the front, but there are actually more seating area inside and upstairs. Everything on the menu is to share – so tapas style and everything sounded wonderful. Since T has been here a few times, she suggested a few times.

We started with the kingfish, ocean trout ceviche ($16) – avocado, wasabi leaf, buckwheat crisp and finger lime. Oh my – I love the freshness and smoothness of the kingfish and ocean trout. Eaten with the creamy avocado on buckwheat crisp it was absolutely delightful. Definitely my favourite for the evening. I can eat this every day!

Next the socca ($15) – chickpea pancake, spiced pumpkin, quinoa, Persian fetta and fresh herbs. This was good, a little on the heavy side I thought, as chickpea is usually heavy but I love the combination of spiced pumpkin, quinoa and Persian fetta.

We also shared the Coorong Angus beef brisket ($30) – spatzle, cauliflower and beans. This was a rich and hearty dish, perfect for winder. The beef brisket was incredibly tender, and I love the crisp and crunchy spatzle.

Now dessert – we both couldn’t go past the bloodwood trifle ($14) – poached cherries, pound cake, port wine jelly, vanilla anglaise, yoghurt mascarpone. OMG – this was divine! The port wine jelly was fantastic, the vanilla anglaise was silky smooth – the whole combination was just excellent. I don’t recall having any poached cherries, but we did have mandarin and they were sweet! If I wasn’t so full, I could have probably finished the whole thing!

Here’s another shot from the top… AMAZING!!!

Service was friendly and food came out relatively quickly. I can understand why this place does get busy. I haven’t tried their other dishes but I would happily just come and eat their kingfish, ocean trout ceviche and have the trifle on my own next time!

GA’s ratings: 7 / 10


416 King Street

Newtown 2042

Ph: +61 2 9557 7699

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  1. chocolatesuze
    June 7, 2012 at 2:30 am

    mmm the ceviche sounds amazing!

  2. June 7, 2012 at 3:09 am

    my friend raves about this place but i haven’t been yet for the same reasons but it’s been on my go-to list for a while! that trifle sounds amazing

  3. tastyfoodsnaps
    June 7, 2012 at 9:53 am

    i love having desserts served in glasses! always so pretty 🙂

    • June 7, 2012 at 12:04 pm

      hey tastyfoodsnaps – totes agree! there is something about desserts being served in a glass!

  4. June 7, 2012 at 11:26 am

    ceviche – winner of the night!

  5. June 7, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    I LOVE BLOODWOOD!!!!!! The ceviche rocks.

  6. June 7, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    That ceviche looks awesome 😀

  7. June 9, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Can’t believe you didn’t order the polenta chips! Good choices, though.

    • June 11, 2012 at 12:12 am

      Hey lateraleating, we wanted to make room for dessert but will definitely try the polenta chips next time!

  1. July 22, 2012 at 11:27 pm

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