453 Elizabeth St Surry Hills, NSW 2010
|Opening hours||Daily noon-10pm|
|Prices||Moderate (mains $20-$40)|
|Payments||eftpos, AMEX, Visa|
|Phone||02 9699 3355|
Avert your eyes from the crystal encrusted gambling den, walk upstairs and find yourself in a secret Sydney gem - a lantern-lit, chic roof-top beer garden and restaurant filled with happy campers. The link between gaming room and meal prices is evident - but cheap at the till does not mean cheap on the plate. A tender rib-eye, smeared with anchovy butter, nestles on a pool of pickled beetroot, comforting mash and steamed greens; a daily special sees Morocco and India come together beautifully on the plate, with tandoori-style fillets of lamb, a puddle of mango chutney and a seriously good cous cous. We'll be back.