Set inside the big red pub right on the roundabout at Annandale’s Collins Street and Young Street, Silver Spoon Bistro’s second Sydney location ramps up the quaint quotient on its first impression, until you discover that The Victoria Hotel houses a slick beer garden that’s a great place to dig into the modern Australian and international cuisine on offer. Great weekday specials keep Silver Spoon Bistro regularly packed out even when the weekend crowds aren’t around. But whenever you dine at Silver Spoon Bistro, expect premium pub grub that’ll have you booked and back again in no time.
Like the Silver Spoon Bistro at The Lakes Hotel in Rosebery, The Victoria Hotel reprise of Sydney’s award-winning bistro duo has a menu that changes with the seasons but invariably offers up reliably superb modern Australian and international dishes. Share plates to start off your meal at this Annandale favourite include Chinese chicken dim sum and spring rolls, or simple bowls of beer’s best friend, wedges with sour cream and sweet chilli. Light meals cover Cajun-style burgers, lamb wraps and garlic prawns, while those in need of a heartier feed might want to order up the grain-fed Black Angus rump or the grain-fed Nolan T-bone steak, both served with mash and veg or chips and salad.
While the above sounds satisfying enough, the Silver Spoon Bistro doesn’t stop there. Main courses at The Victoria Hotel edition of the famous Sydney bistro, prominent on the corner of Young Street and Collins, include panko-crumbed flathead fillets, a homemade beef stroganoff pie, Atlantic salmon and a lavish Scotch fillet steak surrounded by hand-cut parmesan potato chips, mushrooms peas, spinach, battered onion rings and chimichurri butter and a red wine jus. You can even get some of Annandale’s best South and Southeast Asian food here, with Thai green curries and Indian lamb curries gracing the menu. Italian food fans will love the rustic pasta dishes, and even the little ones have something to chew on that isn’t a simple culinary pacifier.