Kelly’s Bar and Grill has been a fixture in the Eastern Suburb food scene for some 20 years, and we were excited to give it a try one sunny afternoon. Being an airy and bright restaurant, we were seated next to the windows which gave us the beautiful vista of Sydney skyline from the Harbour Bridge to the CBD.
Starting with a complimentary Mosbolletjies, as a nod to the South African heritage of the restaurant, we were surprised to discover a soft bread which resembled a sweet brioche.
Settling in with a few drinks, we started with a serving of the haloumi cheese, which came topped with grilled tomatoes, a sprinkle of oregano and a lemon slice to taste. A well-made dish, which complemented the stronger flavours of the cheese and the lighter tomato.
Haloumi Cheese, $14.95
I had the Linguini Prawns as my main, which was a generous serving of ribbons of linguini tossed with plenty of juicy prawns, some cream and garlic, fresh tomato, olive oil, garlic and chili. Although the ingredients in this dish were fairly simple, the combination of all of them created a flavoursome pasta that really hit the spot.
Linguini Prawns, $29.95
The boy satisfied his meat cravings with the Eye Fillet 280 gm cooked medium rare with an added Boerewor sausage for an extra South African touch. Having it with the staple mash and the mushroom sauce, we were pleased to discover a juicy cut which was cooked to perfection on the grill. The eye fillet was basted in a slightly sweet sauce which we found to be quite unique.
Eye Fillet 280gm, $46.95 and Boerewor Sausage, $3.95
All in all, we had a solid meal which was a testament to the longevity of the restaurant. Definitely a great location to try when around the Eastern suburbs, with surprisingly stunning views across the Sydney skyline to match your meal.
Excuse Me Waiter dined as guests of Kelly’s