Arriving late in the evening to Sydney, we were starving and looking for something to eat. Walking around the Rocks, this seems to be the only choice – a steakhouse.
The Cut Bar & Grill serves up premium cuts of prime Australian meat alongside the freshest sustainable seafood. When we walked in, there’s only two other tables and the place looked like it’s closing for the day. But the waiter was obliging and allowed us to take a seat despite being 10 min to closing time.
After taking our orders, the meal started with sparkling water and warm sourdough bread. The bread was a bit stale, but it’s closing time, so we didn’t really mind.
First up, freshly shucked Sydney rock oysters with pink peppercorn mignonette. The oysters were fresh and properly shucked. It’s good with just a dash of lemon.
Next starter, Australian mussels, nduja, parsley and flatbread. This is really delicious and the flatbread has soaked up all the juices and the sauce made from Italian nduja, which is a spreadable spicy salumi. The mussels were done just right and succulent. We finished all the flatbread as well.
It’s a steakhouse so we ordered steaks. We decided on the Cape Grim Grass Fed Fillet 250g, the most reasonably priced steak on the menu.
I have asked for medium rare, and it came up just like that. And it’s superb with the peppercorn sauce.
The first of two sides – Garden Salad, Radish, Frisee and Watercress, served a simple balsamic vinegar and olive oil dressing.
And the shoestring fries were hot and crispy, and well-salted. Who can resist good french fries.
Nothing to fault on the service. It got 2 hats from the local Gault Millau guide, so it can be considered a really good joint. Would try their prime ribs, it is supposed to be their signature.
The Cut Bar & Grill
16 Argyle Street, The Rocks, Sydney
Tel : +61 2 9259 5695
Date Visited : Aug 2019