Dining at Restaurant Arras is like Alice falling down the rabbit hole. With a curious mind, I encountered dishes that are more dramatic and playful than I could ever imagine. Me and my close friends visited Restaurant Arras to celebrate my birthday last year, and I could still remember the wonderful experience vividly.
|Complementary bread crisps - a very nice snack while we "studied" the menu :)|
The menu at Restaurant Arras is intentionally obtuse, with dishes like "The Raw and the Cooked" and "Chicken or Fish" listed without any commentaries. Therefore prior to ordering, we waited for the manager to come and explain the dishes, which was done delightfully and passionately. As you will later see, the head chef and co-owner, Adam Humphrey is incredible at coming up with inspiring and playful names for his dishes.
|L Loves... Orange Squash|
Jellies, shortbread and ice cream
|The desserts menu|
|Coulant au Chocolat - Michel Bras|
|Dessert signing :D|
The enthusiastic and knowledgeable manager brings out the legendary tray
of petit fours! She introduced us to each one and warned us to grab them
while we remembered what they were.
We could pick as many as we wanted... it was such a glorious sight even though we were full already!! From memory, there were chocolates, caramel chews, jellies, coconut balls, toffees, honeycomb etc etc... What a way to finish!!
Ground Floor, 24 Hickson Rd
Note Restaurant Arras has moved and is now located at:
204 Clarence Street,
Sydney NSW 2000
Ph: (02) 9283 1922
Open: Lunch Fri 12-2.30pm
Dinner Tues to Sat 6-10pm
Visited Jun 2010
Friendly advice: go with the people you'd like to spend (a lot of) quality time and amazing food with, because that is exactly what you will get!