In the middle of suits-central in Sydney CBD, lies Bowery Lane, an eatery named after the oldest thoroughfare on Manhattan Island. The interior had an industrial vibe with exposed concrete walls, wooden floors and sleek interiors. The restaurant was buzzing on Friday night, with the booths fully occupied.
The menu featured a lot of meaty shared plates such as the lamb shoulder or the wagyu short rib. My dining companion and I weren't feeling too hungry, so opted to share two snacks and one main.
Sliders seem to be on every Sydney menu these days. At Bowery Lane, they have opted for two seafood variations: prawns or rare tuna sliders. We went for the latter as I love tuna sashimi. The tuna was seared perfectly retaining their rawness on the inside and topped with a dollop of guacamole. The pickled cucumber added a good amount of freshness to the sliders. However, I found the bun a little dry and would have preferred a brioche bun.
The lamb ribs were amazing. The meat was falling off the bone, served with a delicious chimmi churri sauce.
The Confit duck salad was generously portioned, and a great combination of flavours and textures. There was so much going on in every mouthful - succulent pieces of duck, light and airy liver parfait, specks of lardon, complemented by the roasted chat potatoes and the crunch of the broad beans and radicchio.
For drinks, we ordered the Reece's Peanut Butter Cup Milkshake ($7) which was utterly delicious. The peanut butter flavour was rich without being too over the top. It was a bit thinner than most other milkshakes, which I actually preferred.
Bowery Lane is a great addition to this end of town. Service was excellent and I would love to come back to try some more of their share plates and desserts.
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