Tapas is alway a favourite, but the Spanish small specialities on offer in Sydney are often somewhat scattergun in their approach to the cuisine. Cafe Asturiana makes a point of focussing on one aspect of it – Asturian cuisine, as you can imagine – and doing that properly, rather than trying to be all things to all people. Asturias is one of the premier culinary areas of Spain, and if you’d like to find out why, then take a trip to Museum Station and Liverpool Street in the Haymarket area of Sydney CBD – just remember to book your table ahead of time, as they do get crowded.
Asturian cuisine is but a small part of the wider culinary tradition of Spain, but the region has long been considered one of the best to visit for foodies. They produce some of the finest cheeses, fish some of the finest seafood out of the Bay of Biscay and brew some of the best cider around, so when you make an appearance at Cafe Asturiana in Sydney CBD, you know that you’re in for a treat. Make a move to Liverpool Street in Haymarket and try a few of their house specialities, tapas dishes or even a proper Spanish paella.
Spanish food is designed with a big group in mind, so when you’re booking your table at Cafe Asturiana, make sure that you gather all your mates up before you go out for a feed. Split a selection of tapas around the group – their mixed hot tapas includes fried eggplant, garlic mushrooms, calamari, octopus, meatballs and chorizo – before moving onto the mains. We can’t see further than the Asturian regional specialities of Fabada Asturiana, a stew with white beans, pork and chorizo as well as Morcilla blood sausage, garlic and paprika. Head on over to Liverpool Street in Haymarket for one of the best Spanish meals in Sydney.
Fantastic food, great service and not over priced. Lovely Spanish feel about the place. Will certainly be coming back again. Thank you for the most enjoyable evening.
Good service, good food, easy to make booking, nice atmosphere. Reasonable prices and good sangria. The simple but oh so tasty Spanish salad is a must.
The food was awesome. The staff and service were so friendly and fantastic. we did not have to wait long for anything, everything was perfect. We had an amazing night. I will be coming back again and again. Thankyou to all for such a wonderful experience.
Fantastic meal - tapas banquet for 6 including paella and sangria. Potato salad and prawns particularly tasty. Friendly attentive staff. Lovely setting/decor. Overall a great place to enjoy a group meal.
Somos asturianos y nos hemos sentido engañados. No se puede llamar Fabada a cualquier guiso con judías, ni casadiellas a un crêpe con un relleno de nueces... ni Casa Asturiana a un sitio en donde de Asturias salvo la sidra y el nombre del restaurant no hay más. Lo único bueno, la atención de las camareras que fue extraordinariamente amable y profesional. ------------------------ We were born in Asturias and we felt mislead. Any stew with beans can not be named Fabada. Any pasty with nut based stuffing can not be named Casadiella. Casa Asturiana name can not be given to a place where only the cider and the name are authentic from Asturias. The positive thing, the remarkable kindness and professionalism of the waitress.
We ent fo lunch on a Saturday with a table of 8 and ordered various tapas and 3 different paellas. The staff were attentive, and knowledgable about the dishes and wines, and also the portion sizes. The food was excellent, the wines good and we had a great time. It's not fine dining, but neither are the prices. The menu is extensive nough that we'll be back soon to try som of the dishes we missed on this visit. Thanks to Carlos & his teamfor a really enjoyable afternoon !
Traditional much as you’d experience there. Was hoping for a jamon croquette and had to settle for chicken, nice enough. Fabada was well prepared and the lamb was slow cooked so easy to eat. I would have preferred prawn in the Ensalada Rusa and maybe tinker with the recipe a little or RE think the type of mayo used. Overall was pretty good and would recommend. As it was only two of us we had tapas to start so couldn’t try the paella which does look appealing.
Our first time at Casa Asturiana heard good reports and was not disappointed, great food and service very friendly we will be back. Gary W
Good food as always! Loved the paella. Good value for two people. Service was also good. Very attentive staff. Wish there was some sort of loyalty program with the restaurant itself so I can go there as many times as I like. :-)
Food, service, atmosphere just wonderful. It was a super busy night and we were asked to move, to accommodate a group of 8. The request was handled with respect and we ended up at an even better table. Stayed for the fabulous flamenco performance. Highly recommended.