We were there on a Wednesday without a reservation (evening bookings not accepted), which came to our surprise that they were full to the brim, mostly with after hour suits wearer, thank god we dressed well enough to fit in to the crowd. Staff were really busy to attend to us and we were left standing in the middle of the restaurant exchanging awkward eye contact with other patrons hoping that they understand we were waiting for a table, so please leave soon...
Not long after, we got ourselves a small table to share among 5 of us, some of us even sharing seats. We then peruse the given menu while waiting for a bigger table to fit us all in comfortably. After much drama with getting a proper size table, items on the menu sounds promising and excited and we can't wait to start our night with good food and drinks of course!
While deciding on what to eat, our wine expert Mr. T got us a bottle of Sierra Cantabria Seleccion Tempranillo '08 D.O. Rioja, ESP to start the night off.
|Rabbit Terrine, cumquat & mustard pickle $13.50|
|Manchego & artichoke croquettes, parsley & caper verde $13|
|Chicken & duck liver parfait, toast $12|
|Seared scallops, Berkshire pork cheek confit, Alvear PX soaked raisins $26|
|Charred corn, green onions, paprika & cumin butter $13|
|Crispy torchon of pigs head, raisin puree, mustard vinegarette $16|
|Crispy skin barramundi, fennel & cucmber salad, anise aioli $21|
|Slow cooked octopus, shallots, preserved lemon & chilli $12|
|Yellow tail kingfish crudo, fennel & shallos $15|
|Lamb shoulder sausage, sheeps milk yoghurt, green tomato & chickpeas $17|
|A special cocktail|
Andaluz is in fact a great place for people who enjoy vast selection of drinks and great tapas food. If I work in the city, I can see myself becoming a regular. And for those who doesn't, make sure you pay a visit to Andaluz if you enjoy good food.
Food Quality: 4.25 outta 5 buttery parfait
Service: 3.75 outta 5 buttery parfait
Ambience: 4 outta 5 buttery parfait
Monday - Thursday: Noon - Midnight
Friday: Noon - 1am
Saturday: 6pm - 1am
21, Howard St,
08 9484 0092
*Bookings only accepted for lunch between 12pm-3pm*