Surry Hills is a really pretty area, with so many different options for lunch! Of course it was the food I noticed. I think we did a few laps up and down the road before finally settling on a nice looking pub called the White Horse Hotel. While other places had been packed, we were surprised to find this place fairly deserted….. and by fairly I mean that when we walked in we were the only ones there. Not sure why though. Really trendy décor, super friendly staff and after placing our order for lunch we had the terrace upstairs to ourselves. It was the perfect place to sit and watch the world go by. And was a plus too, the sitting and resting the feet after so much walking that morning.
I was really impressed with the food. Given the warmer weather and the giant breakfast we had had, it was nice just to have something light.
I enjoyed the pancakes. They were Confit of five spiced duck pancakes, with cucumber, chives and hoi sin sauce ($15). The hoi sin sauce was quite sweet but it worked well with the duck and the pancakes themselves weren’t too heavy.
And the salad was brilliant! Mango and Cajun Prawn salad with a red wine vinegrette. The combination of flavours worked a treat!
I’m at a loss why such a nice place didn’t have more people eating at it. Perhaps they were just spoiled for choice. Worth giving this place a go though I think.