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Ten things to try in Sans Souci

BEING close to the bay brings a maritime air to its choices, however there may be a lot extra to consuming out in Sans Souci.

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1. SEAFOOD WORKS AT SANS SOUCI

From the beginning, they could not have had a lot expertise promoting seafood, however with over 16 years in the company world, Con Melas and his spouse Christina got here into this enterprise, with enterprise acumen, understanding that to make it work he had to depend on high quality seafood, which he insists be sustainable and from Australia or New Zealand, nice service and a product uniquely suited to the placement. Giving credit score the place credit score is due, Con notes that a lot of his success is owed to the help of his common prospects and different native companies. Though he sells crustaceans, entire and reduce fish, all of which will be bought contemporary or cooked to order, Seafood Works’ fish and chips has garnered them a close to cult following, notably with weekend beachgoers selecting up meals for a seaside lunch. – Shop three & four, 363 Rocky Point Rd

2. CAFÉ BELLA DEE

When most 22 year-olds are ending uni and pondering their subsequent job, Stella Lascaris and her youthful brother Dimitri had been opening their first café. Seven years on and their family-oriented method with a menu that Stella describes as having “a bit of everything from savoury to sweet”, very like you’d serve in your individual residence. Keeping it diverse, prospects can “Build Their Own Breakfast” – a Big Brekkie with a selection of eggs, meats, veggies and bread. There’s a sentimental air to this café as properly, such because the black and white décor synonymous to a Parisian café. It’s a nod to Sans Souci’s identify, which is French for “without worries”. Even the primary merchandise to seem on the menu, the potted scone is nostalgic because it’s impressed by the same deal with she’d have on considered one of her household’s many excursions out to Bowral. – 36 Tuffy Ave

three. STAVS DRINKS, EATS AND BEATS

The menu is a fusion of Greek and Asian meals and flavours however in essence that’s what makes it actually Australian – a multi-cultural delicacies. It’s additionally the muse of householders’ Alex Evripidou and Kerry Dramountanis’ goal to create a “cool and funky alternative to the casual Greek food scene.” At Stavs (a typical nickname for Stavros) the décor hints of Greek islands with its sea blue-coloured partitions, flooring and ceilings, however the graffiti components, together with a cigarette smoking Zeus replicate a cheeky irreverence mirrored in their eats, drinks and beats. The meals nonetheless options conventional Greek components together with olive oils from their household’s farms in Crete and feta cheese. A well-liked menu merchandise contains the cheese however right here it’s blended with hen and lamb to make dumplings. There are additionally combos comparable to duck and plum sauce yiros or the Dirty Patates, fries lined with moussaka. Stavs runs meals and drinks specials all through the week, an ideal incentive to pop in, give it a try and see simply how properly all of it works. – Shop 1, eight Water St

four. LIVE EASY CAFE

A positive signal that hotter climate is on its method is when contemporary fruit dishes and cold-pressed juices begin getting prime billing on the particular’s board. At this sun-filled café close to the previous Sans Souci baths, the Dragon fruit Bowl, a magenta colored “smoothie” served with passionfruit and a wide range of vibrant berries, is a summer season staple. It’s a nutrient-rich choice and one which the close by health club members, common joggers and weekend cyclists definitely admire. There’s additionally a wholesome model of the eggs benedict made with poached eggs, avocado, salmon on toast and delightfully scrumptious with the intelligent and crunchy flash fried capers. For greater appetites, there’s the post-workout favorite, a stacked hamburger served with hand-cut chips. – Shop three, 507-513 Rocky Point Rd

5. THE CEDAR SOFRA

As so typically occurs with any household enterprise, it began on the kitchen desk, or in this case, the meals on the desk. So when the chance to take over a Lebanese restaurant took place, Wissam and approached their mom to see if she’d have an interest. Sending them out to fetch elements, she mounted up her first batch of sambusek (fried or baked crescent formed pastries crammed with cheese or meat), and from there, Wissam notes, “there was no thinking required. We just dived into it!” Initially, she did all of the prepping and cooking herself and though she’s loosened the reigns a bit, the recipes and strategies are precisely the identical. Considering some well-known faces, together with the solid of “Here Come the Habibs” and soccer famous person Tim Cahill have paid them a go to, it’s fairly clear that mum’s conventional Lebanese cooking is a success. – 355 Rocky Point Rd

When in Sans Souci, you will need to try …

1. VEAL CUTLETS

For over 30 years, flamboyant and charismatic chef, Philippe Lebreux has been serving up French fare, a expertise he perfected below the tutelage of famend cooks in Paris. An knowledgeable with sauces, it’s no shock that the veal cutlet completed in a inexperienced peppercorn sauce with cream is among the coveted specials. – Chez Pascal French Restaurant, 440 Rocky Point Rd

2. PRE-PREPARED DINNERS

When you’ve spent 10 years catering for royalty, creating totally different meals on a regular basis turns into second nature. The key to selection is a reliance on seasonal meals, an method that’s behind the every-changing breakfast and lunch menu at this rustic café. For the time-poor, Cooked and Co additionally supply in-house cooked dishes, comparable to Sri Lankan hen curry with turmeric rice, prepared to take residence to dinner. – Cooked and Co., Shop 2, 88 Napoleon St

three. PRAWN COCKTAIL

Cruise in for a protracted lunch with bubbles and a choice of share plates or go for a sublime dinner with the set menu, a choice of dishes chosen by the chef. This award-winning venue with its spectacular view of Kogarah Bay gives a wide range of meals that in fact embody an abundance of seafood. – The Captains Grill, St George Motor Boat Club, 2 Wellington St

four. STRAWBERRY PASTRIES

Once you’ve perused the rows of éclairs, stacked profiteroles and fruit tarts, odds are you’ve made your hardest determination of the day, that’s till you’re compelled to select between grabbing a desk inside this cozy café or crossing the road for a stroll alongside the Promenade. – La Promenade Patisserie, 300 The Grand Parade

5. PLA BEEF

The avenue meals stalls in Thailand are recognized for his or her seemingly countless choices of satays, laksas, desserts and drinks now, with a menu that mirrors that choice, Sans Souci’s newest Thai eatery saves you the journey. Take residence a number of the Thai-dressing marinated Pla Beef or have a seat at one of many rustic tables close to the uncovered brick partitions then channel the sounds and smells of the long-lasting hawker halls. – Khluk Thai Street Food, 444 Rocky Point Rd

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