11 February 2013

The Terrace on Kent in Sydney: Restaurant Review (Groupon Deal)

I regularly buy online restaurant deals and Groupon asked me if I could share about one of my experiences dining out. 

So I purchased a $49 deal (valued at $104 which equals to a 55% discount) for a three-course modern Australian dinner with wine for two at The Terrace on Kent, in Sydney.  
(Apologies in advance for the blurry photos, I only had my phone on me and with the low light it was hard to take photos)

What we ate
Guests holding a Groupon voucher were given a special menu (this was indicated at the type of purchase of the deal). We were given the choice between the following dishes. We were also offered a glass of red or white wine (house wine).

Entrée

1. Warm Mediterranean vegetable frittata drizzled with sour cream and chive dressing (MR SLIMALICIOUS) 
or
2. Duo of fresh melon wrapped in smoked prosciutto ham, with a sweet balsamic glaze (ME)
Warm Mediterranean vegetable frittata
Duo of fresh melon wrapped in smoked prosciutto ham

Main
1. Chargrilled Cajun chicken and Moroccan couscous salad with fresh spinach  (ME)
or
2. Salt and pepper chilli squid on tossed Asian greens in a spicy citrus namjin dressing with fresh coriander and wasabi mayonnaise (
MR SLIMALICIOUS)



Chargrilled Cajun chicken and Moroccan couscous

Salt and pepper chilli squid
Dessert
- Summer fruit sorbet with a passion fruit snow (BOTH)


What I liked 
Friendly staff
My entrĂ©e (Duo of fresh melon wrapped in prosciutto ham): the ham was of good quality with no fat, the melon was sweet, the plating looked nice)
The chicken in my main course was only a small piece (skinny) but tender. The couscous tasted good.
The venue was clean and looked nice
The view (although it was raining and dark outside)

What we didn't like
Frowning emoticon Mr's "drizzled with sour cream and chive dressing" missing
Frowning emoticon Mr s'  main only had 3 pieces of squid. The "wasabi mayonnaise" was missing. Also, according to Mr Slimalicious it wasn't 'spicy'. 
Frowning emoticon While I liked the idea of a fruit sorbet, dessert wasn't very appetising. The sorbet was too sweet and the small piece of carrot cake didn't match the passion fruit flavour. 

Verdict
Mr Slim was still hungry after eating 3 pieces of squid and half a plate of salad (lucky, he is not even a big eater). His meal was a major disappointment for him (ie: many ingredients were missing). I enjoyed most of my meal, the dessert was a little bit of a let down. I didn't think the food served was fantastic but again my standards are high when it comes to the quality of food and I'm often disappointed when I eat out (that's what living in France for 23 years does to you!). 

For $25 per head for a three course dinner with a glass of wine, it's still a pretty good deal and I think most people would have been happy with it. We are just very picky eaters! 

 Do you buy restaurants deals through daily deals websites?


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