Located at the southern end of Hyde Park (near Oxford St), Song Kitchen is an inspiring not-for-profit restaurant that serves fine food for a fantastic cause.
Supporting the YWCA NSW, an organisation that helps women experiencing domestic violence, you can dine in the knowledge that you are doing something for the greater good.
Song Kitchen serves Mediterranean inspired bistro classics that are simple, authentic and delicious. The venue is run by young head chef, Charlotte Gonzales, who boasts an impressive resume, working in renowned high-end restaurants, more recently as a sous chef across several Merivale venues.
Gonzales has designed an extensive menu that features a magnificent selection of carefully crafted offerings to bring you a superior dining experience with a sprinkle of French influence. We recently had such an experience when we popped in for a glorious meal. The menu is diverse and decadent, sure to pull on the heart strings of every food connoisseur. From breakfast to their exquisite lunch and dinner a la carte, each item is showcased in glorious fashion.
Entrees include polenta fingers, croquettes, bruschetta, a charcuterie board with cured meats and house-made pickles, and rabbit terrine with apricot, pistachio and chargrilled bread. We opted to start off with a few delicious Sydney rock oysters (freshly shucked with champagne vinegar mignonette) before diving into the kingfish ceviche. This ultimate starter comes with radish, citrus, finger lime and crispy grains – a very refreshing treat to have before getting into the heavier meals.
There are five main meal options including risotto, grilled swordfish, pince all’ amatriciana, corn fed chicken breast, and grain fed scotch fillet. We tried the pince all’ amatriciana – a delicious pasta dish with tomato sauce, guanciale, parsley and pecorino. The pasta here is made in-house and that was clearly evident in this highly filling and satisfying dish. We also couldn’t resist trying the corn fed chicken breast with lemon salsa and jus gras, broccolini and potato mash. The chicken was moist, tender and delightfully flavoursome. Highly recommended!
To end your night on a high, do make sure to try one of the outstanding desserts. It was a toss-up for us to decide between the creme caramel pudding, crepes suzette, and profiteroles but after much deliberation, we opted for the latter. Smothered in chocolate sauce and hazelnut ice cream, it was simply heavenly.
Song Kitchen is the perfect spot for a relaxed breakfast, lunch, or dinner with friends or family. Being in the CBD, it’s also in a prime position for after-work drinks. With some divine cocktails to try and a carefully curated wine list which focuses on boutique artisanal producers, make sure to check it out!
5/11 Wentworth Ave, Surry Hills