A Food Lover’s Festive Haven
25 Dec 2018
THE JOY IS REAL... foodies rejoice, The Galeries Dining Precinct is here to flavour the festive season.
Life’s too short for uninspired corporate catering; this year you’ll be indulging in nothing less than the city’s freshest globe-spanning cuisine. And there’s something to suit every palate and occasion.
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LOTUS DINING | MODERN CHINESE FLAVOURS, TRADITIONAL HOSPITALITY...
Lotus The Galeries' dumplings have garnered a cult following. Famed amongst Sydney’s thriving culinary scene, they’re the best in the business – and they have the awards to prove it. But there’s more to this delightfully inventive restaurant than dumplings alone.
Re-imagining traditional Chinese recipes with a modern Australian approach, the food at Lotus is a joyful celebration of the new flavours of Shanghainese cuisine. With a focus on sustainability and locally sourced ingredients, you’ll feast on the likes of spring rolls with king brown mushrooms, Queensland Mud Crab and crispy tofu with wild fire dukkah. While a menu written in both English and Cantonese offers a show of respect to both cultures and cuisines.
A true delight for the senses, this expansive eatery seats 260 and offers everything from a cocktail lounge to a dumpling bar and live seafood tanks. There’s even an onsite pastry team at hand to craft classic French desserts fused with Asian-inspired flavours. All of which is best enjoyed with a steaming cup of Lo Tea, Lotus The Galewr fresh take on traditional Chinese tea… or an expertly paired wine, should you be in the mood for something a little stronger. Located inside The Galeries on level one.
THE GROUNDS OF THE CITY | A TASTE OF HIGH SOCIETY IN THE CITY...
If there’s one thing The Grounds of the City do well, its coffee. Batch brew. Cold brew. Deep and dark. Light and milky. Steaming hot or topped with house-made tiramisu ice cream – because, why not. Whatever your predilection, this veritable Mecca of caffeine can make it happen.
The Grounds of the City roast their own beans on site at The Galeries offering a menu that’s every bit as inspired as their coffee selection. From freshly shucked oysters to shoe-string fries or home-baked bread and cakes – there’s something to suit your every mood. There’s even a coffee sommelier and ‘tea lady’, both on hand to ensure your cup never runs empty. Along with an impressive wine list for when you’re in need of a little more kick. Designed to transport diners back to an era of old-school charm, this stylish eatery offers a taste of the finer things in life. All that’s left to do is find a cosy corner and settle in for the day.
Discover The Grounds of The City on Ground Floor via George Street entrance where you can dine in or takeaway.
ICHI-BAN BOSHI RAMEN | BORN IN JAPAN. HANDMADE RIGHT HERE....
A fusion between traditional Chinese recipes with a modern Australian twist. The warming broth; rich and complex in flavour. The delicate yet firm noodles. The tender pork and tender softboiled egg – each cooked to umami-infused perfection. This delicious cornerstone of modern Japanese cuisine was virtually nowhere to be found.
Ichi-Ban Boshi Ramen at The Galeries has been serving bowls of steamy noodles to hungry Sydneysiders since 1998 – along with a whole host of favourites, like gyoza, donburi, udon and more – Ichi-Ban Boshi’s cooked to perfection ramen comes in a range of soups and combinations to suit every palate. In the search for authenticity, everything on their menu is lovingly handmade. Noodles are crafted from carefully selected Australian flour and purified water, while each gyoza is delicately hand wrapped and fried to crispy precision. The result? The most authentic Japanese eating experience this side of Shinjuku.
Ichi-Ban Boshi is located on level 2 at The Galeries where you can dine in or expereince their takeaway menu on lower ground.
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YAYOI | FINDING BALANCE IN YOUR BOWL...
A culinary superstar in Japan, Yayoi has 250 locations at home along with celebrated outlets across Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines and the US. Now, they’re finally bringing the wonders of authentic teishoku dining to Sydney at The Galeries.
A long-standing foundation of Japanese cuisine, teishoku is a set meal designed to master balance in both flavour and aesthetics. Warming, nutritious and, most importantly, entirely delicious – each combination is made up of rice, miso soup, a main dish and two smaller sides of vegetables and pickles. Specialising in the kind of soulful home-style cooking found everywhere from Kyoto to Tokyo, to enter Yayoi is to be transported across the globe.
Here, you’ll dine on the same menu enjoyed throughout Japan, with dishes like rich, flavourful Wagyu Niki Udon, crispy Pork Katsu and crunchy Chicken Kara-age. While handy tips (such as an explanation of common sides, like fermented Natto soybeans) are provided to ensure Australian customers can embrace the eating experience in its full. Add to this a drinks list compiled by sake master and sommelier Masahiko Iga, and the hustle of Sydney will feel like its thousands of miles away.
Located on Level 1 at The Galeries.
GRILL’D | BURGERS MADE HEALTHY...
Iconic Australian joint Grill’d has pioneered a new kind of burger. And not only are they better for you; they’re better for the planet too.
With all produce farmed locally, when you dine at Grill’d you can be sure that each and every ingredient is real, fresh and wholesome. The meat and eggs are free range and of premium quality, while all veggies are light and crunchy – exactly how nature intended.
Now serving up goods with their catering options, you can order for a group with a selection of sliders, salad, chips and dips. Catering can be customised to dietary requirements.
In the quest to become the burger purveyors of the future, the Grill’d menu caters to everyone from vegans to meat lovers, low carb dieters to low sugar devotees. That means you’ll find everything from inspired plant-based patties to light and crisp low carb buns, along with superfood filled salads for when you’re craving something a little more low key. And, of course, there’s the Simply Grill’d lean beef burger that started it all. Then, there are the chips.
Instead of simply stopping at the potato variety, aficionados will find sweet potato, zucchini and even avocado on offer. All of which come complete with the famous Grill’d herb mix. After all, Grill’d makes everything better. Located on level 1. Walk-ins welcome.
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SUSHI HOTARU | A TRAIN RIDE THROUGH THE HIGHLIGHTS OF JAPANESE STREET CUISINE....
Jump aboard the culinary train at Sushi Hotaru, a Japanese eatery that has fast gained iconic status amongst city foodies. Featuring a revolving track of handmade delicacies fresh from the kitchen, this much-loved favourite has recently undergone a sleek transformation. And it tastes as good as it looks. Inspired by the casual diners that line the streets of Tokyo, the new feel Sushi Hotaru has kept the warmth and stripped back the clutter. Complete with neutral tones and soft lighting, the refreshed venue is an ode to laid-back Japanese dining culture. Then, there’s the food. From tender salmon nigiri, to crumbed prawn sushi, vegetable tempura and wagyu beef hand rolls – chances are you’ll find it hard to stop picking your favourites from the track.
And if you can’t find what you’re looking for on-board? All you need to do is ask, and the highly skilled sushi chefs will whip it up for you on the spot. Located on level 1. Walk-ins welcome.
THE ARTHOUSE HOTEL | THREE LEVELS OF FOOD, VINO AND ART...
Located in the heart of the CBD, The ArtHouse Hotel exudes inner city style. A name synonymous with art, music and entertainment, the heritage listed venue dates back to 1836 when it served as The School of Arts. Spanning over three levels The Arthouse Hotel is home to Verge Bar, Graffiti and The Attic. First up the Verge Bar - Located on the ground floor the Verge is the beating heart of the Arthouse boasting spectacular chandeliers and skyscraper ceilings, The Verge is the ideal space for corporate functions with the WOW factor.
Graffiti Restaurant, known for the extraordinary hand painted ceiling - is located on the first floor of the heritage building. With it’s extra long bar and exclusive kitchen it is the ideal space to catch up with a friend or host an exclusive event. Serving up the best wine and Italian-fusion menu - the About Thyme cocktail is great on a summer's day with menu highlights including fresh pan fried Gnocchi, Berkshire Pork Chop Milanese with soft polenta and of course the homemade Chicken Liver Pate.
Much to the dismay of gentlemen across our fair city, The Attic was formally known as a smoking room and chess club now it's a space where the weekly live at is held and can be booked for private functions.