Sunday, September 4, 2011


REDOAK has been voted the best beer cafe in NSW for the last 2 years and if you like beer, then this boutique beer cafe is a stop you'll want to make. 

Even though I'm not much of a beer drinker I have always enjoyed my time there. I even have a favourite, the Honey Ale, one of their specialty beers. It is a light bodied pale ale infused with Tasmanian Leatherwood Honey. It has a delicate leatherwood and musk aroma and flavour, followed by a slight bitterness and dry mouth-feel.

It doesn't matter if you are having wine or beer, drinking and eating always go hand in hand. The tasting boards are a great way to try out the different beers on offer. It also gives you a taste of the magic of matching beer to food. Almost all the food on the menu, including dessert, comes recommended with a matching beer or cider. 

On one of my many visits I had the Organic Lamb Sausages (organic lamb, fennel and Aussie Ale sausages with lemon pepper and parsley potato mash, Oatmeal Stout jus and a shaved fennel salad, served with a complimentary beer Aussie Pale Ale), it was simply delicious and the pale ale brought out the flavours of the meal perfectly.

If you are looking for a snack then you cannot go wrong with the hand-cup chips, they are some of the best chips I've ever had.  

Whether you are heading there for a meal or just a few drinks with friends, it's best to make a booking. This place gets very packed on the weekends and especially after 5pm on a Friday when the working crowd carries on the tradition of after work drinks.

REDOAK: 201 Clarence Street, Sydney, NSW 2000  Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe on Urbanspoon

1 comment:

  1. Very keen to try the tasting boards here as they sound like great value. Hopefully it's not too busy on a Friday lunchtime.