Thanks to an amazing deal on Travelzoo, last night my friend and I enjoyed 2 courses and a Bellini on arrival for less than $100 (for both of us) at Kent Street Kitchen! Kent Street Kitchen is the main restaurant at The Langham Sydney, and having enjoyed their wonderful, afternoon tea last year, I was looking forward to see how dinner compared.
Luckily, it did not disappoint. The Bellini was refreshing, but not too sweet, and the amuse bouche was pretty good, considering it was made with avocado (something I am not normally a fan of). We both decided to skip entree and have dessert instead. For mains, I choose the Lamb Rib Eye roasted with green peas, goat’s feta, polenta and lamb jus, whilst my friend chose the Angus Beef Fillet with pickled onion, miso, grilled asparagus and local mushroom. Both of which were cooked perfectly and the meat just melted in the mouth. The lamb was smallish, but good lamb always is, and I certainly wasn’t hungry thanks to the side dish we ordered (for an additional cost). All of the side dishes sounded great, but luckily we decided to share the Truffle Pomme Puree – this has to be the best mash potato in Sydney. The truffle was the icing on the cake, but not too overpowering. It was even better than the similar dish at Q Dining, and certainly the best I have had. I dread to think how much butter and cream went into it, but all I can say is, it was worth it!
For dessert, I ordered Jaffa (Mandarin curd with freeze dried mandarin, chocolate soil, dark chocolate mousse and mandarin sorbet), whilst my friend ordered Tropic Thunder (kalamansi curd, kalamansi sponge, coconut parfait, coconut foam, coconut sago, rice crisp and coconut sorbet). Neither of the descriptions do these delicious dishes justice. The Jaffa is a gourmet, extravagant version of Terry’s Chocolate Orange, with the dark chocolate mousse encased in a perfectly spherical, shiny, orange-like case (see photo above). Looks wise, it reminded me of the Meatfruit at Dinner by Heston. And the Tropic Thunder is perfect if you like coconut.
As you would expect with a five-star establishment, the service was unobtrusive yet efficient. Would I go again? Certainly – it is worth it for the mashed potato alone!