Wednesday, 19 December 2012

The Grounds

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The Grounds is fairly new on the scene in Sydney and is located in an old pie factory in the suburb of Alexandria. We got taken here the other day by friends for lunch and I was just blown away. The Grounds is the brainchild of Ramzey Choker who has set the place up along with his business partner Jack Hanna & his sister Caroline Choker who is an interior designer. As soon as you step through the door you really can see that everything has been sought and thought out to the finest detail. Its safe to say that this makes for a very enjoyable visit and this is why there is pretty much always a que for a table.

The Grounds team is split up into sections. Jack Hanna heads up the coffee department and oversees all the coffee roasting and Lilly Fasan is the executive chef. With an amazing list of restaurants to her name its easy to see why the food in this place is so revered. To top all of this off The Grounds boasts its own garden where they grown many of the seasonal vegetables you can eat in the restaurant. 

After a few pretty indulgent days of eating Tim and I both decided on their salads. I went for the Courgette & Pear salad with was served with freshly picked mint, danish feta & pistachios. Tim went for the amazing sounding and tasting Buffalo mozzarella and peach salad with chicory & spiced almonds. Like most places in Sydney, this place isn't cheap but the portions are huge and the quality is tops. Its located a little out of the city but its definitely worth travelling to if you are ever in Sydney.





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