National Day 2013, we decided to go near where the action was to watch the fireworks. All the restaurants around the bay area were full. Wooloomooloo at Swissotel was blocked by Suntec and Esplanade, but you still get an unobstructed view of the fireworks. Wooloomooloo is an Australian steakhouse from Hong Kong – that’s right, despite all the decor and menu, it was really a Hong Kong restaurant that served New York steakhouse-style food. Talking about mixed identity. I wasn’t very impressed by the Hong Kong outfit (as it was in LKF and was very rowdy), but this one had a great view of the fireworks.
Classy steakhouse with Australian aborigine art, the front part was a bar with a great view of the Esplanade and a main dining area with different sections.
Australian Wagyu Beef Tenderloin Carpaccio ($29++) – MB 4-6 Australian Wagyu tenderloin, rocket leaves, shaved Parmesan cheese & seasoning.
Spanish Ham Selection ($38++) – Torreon, Salamanca, 100% Iberico (aged for 20 to 24 months), Bellota Reserva (Aged for 30-36 months), served with sun dried tomatoes, olives, artichokes, piquillo peppers with Feta cheese & focaccia crackers.
Jumbo Lump Crab Cake ($32++) – Served with mustard mayonnaise, tartare sauce, lime & coleslaw
Foie Gras ($30++) – Seared French duck liver, toasted homemade brioche, apple compote, assorted seasoning salts and organic black pepper.
Lobster Bisque ($24++) – Our classic at Wooloomooloo, finished with a dash of Cognac & lobster meat
Cream of Forest Mushroom ($19++) – Creamy & smooth served with garlic croutons, Parmesan cheese & truffle oil
Natural on the Half Shell ($36++) – Served with Mignonette sauce, Tabasco & lemon
Sautéed Wild Mushrooms in garlic butter ($14++)
Mashed Potato ($14++)
All steaks are served with the following sauces – Au Jus, Peppercorn, Mushroom, Red Wine Madeira.
350-day grain fed Wagyu beef, 2-3 weeks wet aged Stockyard Farms, Hendra, Queensland Wagyu Tomahawk ($285++)
Bread & Butter Pudding ($17++) – Freshly baked vanilla bread pudding, pastry cream, homemade praline & classic vanilla gelato
Crème Brûlée ($17++) – Served with fresh mint, strawberries & blueberries
Wooloomooloo Lemon & Lime Pie ($18++) – Topped with Italian meringue & served with orange chips & vanilla tuile
Service as fantastic – they even brought a shawl for my mom when the air-con was a bit too cold. And they kept my little princess entertained in between the service. And when the fireworks came on, they held all the main course and kept it warm while we watched the fireworks. However be prepared to pay $100-$150 pax excl drinks for a 3-course dinner. No, the FAR card cannot be used here.
2 Stamford Road, Level 3 Tel: 6338 0261