When I was in Sydney three weeks ago, H decided to bring me to ACME one day for dins.
The place is located in King’s Cross and we just took a train from Central Station and it’s 5 minutes walking distance to the restaurant.
The place looks like a rundown area from the outside, I was a little surprised from the outside because it was just dead quiet, streets were dark and it was just damn dodgy and eerie.
But that doesn’t mean the place is bad! We arrived earlier than our reservation and the waiter asked if it was okay for us to sit at the bar for some drinks while we wait for our tables to be ready and we figured why not. (P/s. I know Asian restaurants would most likely ask you to stand and wait outside but this definitely isn’t an Asian place.)
It didn’t take us long before we were seated, maybe about 5-10 mins? (I lost track of time because I was just talking to H)
The menu is as simple as how you see it. (not joking – drinks menu are a separate menu of course)
I was a little concern of the serving size being a little too big, then I would have to either stuff myself to avoid wasting or be so sick of it because I’m over-eating. But H mentioned that the portions were quite small that I could even finish a dish myself.
What did we order in the end?
Burrata, burn celeriac, miso
By the first looks of it, I expected it to be cheesy and creamy that maybe I wouldn’t be able to take more than three bites. but surprisingly it wasn’t.
Octopus, Canneli, Old Bay
This wasn’t our first choice that we’ve ordered. Initially we ordered the Char Siu Ox Tongue but then it was sold out so we switched to the Octopus.
By the looks of it I thought it was going to be spicy (well, anything red looks spicy right?) but it was grilled perfectly. It was marinated well and every bites brings a slight burnt after taste. Not a bad burnt but a good grilled burnt that brings out the taste.
Maltagliati, shiitake, burnt scallion
I personally love mushrooms and I always think that mushrooms, like bacon, you can’t go wrong. LOL. So this dish? hmmmm.. *slurp* loving the mushroom. I’d kill for more.
Coffee fettuccine, pumpkin, sage, hazelnut
I was slightly shocked with this because initially I was like ‘COFFEE PASTA?? wtf is that??”. I was expecting it to taste like coffee which is bitter and … i don’t know.. bitter? LOL. But to my surprised, it tasted quite nutty and sour. Well, then again, there’s hazelnut, hence the nutty taste. duhh…
Macaroni, pigs head, egg yolk
What a name!
The only thing I can say about this? “Wish i had more!!”
If I were to come back here, i’d order this again, because it’s really good!
Overall, I would say one thing, the portion is really small. That’s the only downside, and even for someone like me who eats small portions and can’t usually finish my food, I can finish this! That is how small it is!! But then again, a huge portion would be over-flavouring and too much. I’ve heard and seen that during the day (for lunch) their menu’s are different and I would want to go back to try them out again!
WHERE IS IT?
60 Bayswater Road, Rushcutters Bay, NSW, 2011
Tue to Sat 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Find out more about them here;
p/s. This post is not sponsored in anyway.