City Extra – Circular Quay, Sydney

City Extra – http://www.cityextra.com.au/Home/646/n/3/0/0/

Reviewed by Fi Fi – March 2016

The Place:

There is plenty of seating outside that overlooks the busy waterfront hub.  There is also a lot of indoor seating upstairs and downstairs.  The menu is fast and unfortunately the food tastes like it.  One groovy thing about the menu is that it looks like a newspaper.  This place opened in the eighties and I am confident that they have not updated the tired cafe furniture and carpets etc since then.  One good thing about this place is that it has a large menu and they are open all year around and almost 24 hours a day.

The Service:

The service was pretty average, but the coffee was great.

The presentation:

The food was plated up well.  The tiny sprinkling of parsley added some colour to the dish.

  • The Benedict and Montreal – Both were very average.
  • The eggs – were slightly overcooked.
  • The ham – was limp and pretty tasteless.
  • The salmon – there was a good portion of salmon.  It tasted good.
  • The hash brown – was tasteless over overcooked, really overcooked.
  • The hollandaise – homemade, delicious and the best part of the dish.
  • The rolls – lacked flavour, but were crunchy.
  • The sausages – were pretty tasty.

Would we go again?

No, this place was overpriced, and the food and atmosphere just lacked substance.

Scorecard:

Style: Classic 5/10.

Taste: 4/10. The meal was so very average.

Originality: 5/10 – Their bene automatically comes with spinach.

Value: 3/10. $18 for Florentine (spinach) and Benedict (ham).  The Montreal (salmon) is $19.50.  This is one of the most expensive places we have been to so far.  The Sausages and Hash browns and sides ranged from $4 upwards.

Eggs: (how good they were): 4/10.

Overall score: 4/10

Location: Shop E4, East Podium Circular Quay, Sydney, Australia

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