Group buying vouchers are a hit and miss affair. I’ve gone to restaurants where they’re offering these deals as a last ditch effort to generate some income before shutting down and conversely, I’ve been pleasantly surprised with the quality of food at other establishments. Barramundi Bar & Grill was one of the good ones. On a number of occasions in the past, my boyfriend and I had taken advantage of several deals from Barramundi, which provided you with an excellent tower of seafood and a bottle of wine for the surprisingly low price $49. We had always felt slightly bad that we had never actually returned to Barramundi without a voucher, so last week, we finally decided to try out their ‘regular’ menu.
Located in the Sydney CBD, the restaurant was less than half full with business types mainly seated in the outdoor terrace area when we arrived for lunch on this unusually fine, almost-winter day.
While I was very tempted by the pork belly special being offered that day, as I have mentioned in the past, I am a firm believer in going for dishes that are the restaurant’s forte – in Barramundi Bar & Grill’s case: seafood. The skin of the salmon fillet was exceptionally crispy and the salmon itself was perfectly cooked and seasoned. It went well with the minted yoghurt and the delicious cous cous that was mixed with a variety of mushrooms, including enoki, shiitake and oyster.
My boyfriend loves salt and pepper calamari and he assures me that the Barramundi version is one of the best he has ever had. I tried some and they were indeed very tender and extremely tasty, with the Szechuan pepper adding something different to what can be a generic pub dish. The chips on the side were also great, crunchy and spiced with a similar seasoning to the calamari.
- Very glad we came back and tried the regular menu at Barramundi Bar & Grill – the food was excellent
- Service was fairly slow, with our meals taking about half an hour to arrive, despite the restaurant not being anywhere near full
Barramundi Bar & Grill
Corner of Lang Street and Jamison Street
Sydney NSW 2000
T: (02) 9252 4726
W: Barramundi Bar & Grill