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.
The food was great and so was the service. The dinner with friends at Casa Asturiana was a great experience. I would definitely visit again.
Brilliant. Excellent service. Fabulous food. Nice to see an aspect of the Spanish Quarter History retained in this restaurant and in this precinct. Thank you.
As always excellent service and food. My only complaint this time being a Sunday, as I wasn't able to be back in Sydney on the Saturday night, so entirely my fault, I missed out on the Flamenco dancers entertainment.