There isn’t a worst feeling than being cheated… and I would least expect it from a place as renowned as Kingsley Steakhouse. It started off well, as with all relationships. Kingsley appeared popular and I was intrigued. It’s menu boasted lavish prices… so I set my expectations right up high.
And then starters arrived…

Starter for two...  / Kingsley Steakhouse

Starter for two… flash fried salt & pepper calamari with lemon and olive oil; spiced duck ravioli with caramelised hazelnuts and champagne sauce; seared sea scallops with mustard fruits, snow pea leaves and lemon nage
…followed by mains, where the serving sizes and lack of oomph broke my heart.

Petit surf and turf / Kingsley Steakhouse

Petit surf and turf

Prime wagyu sausages on mash with summer passionfruit chutney and madeira sauce / Kingsley Steakhouse

Prime wagyu sausages on mash with summer passionfruit chutney and madeira sauce

Risotto of Morton Bay bugs with shaved fennel, lemon oil and pecorino cheese / Kingsley Steakhouse

Risotto of Morton Bay bugs with shaved fennel, lemon oil and pecorino cheese
There’s always a bitter sweet ending. The brulee looked delectable. The glazed shell looked as though it had been burnt the right way… through my mind, I fantasized about the nutty walnut flavours which would be entangled within the luscious cream… How wrong I was. The brulee was average. The caramelised sugar was borderlining soft. It had clearly been standing out alone for too long…

Nocello creme brulee with chocolate ice cream / Kingsley Steakhouse

Nocello creme brulee with chocolate ice cream

Soft centred warm chocolate cake with vanilla bean ice cream / Kingsley Steakhouse

Soft centred warm chocolate cake with vanilla bean ice cream
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Jennifer is the founding blogger of I Ate My Way Through (originally, Jenius.com.au). Growing up in the multicultural melting pot of Sydney’s Inner West as a second generation Australian (of Vietnamese refugee parents of Teochew Chinese ancestry), Jen has always had a deep curiosity about global cuisines, culinary heritage and the cultural assimilation of immigrants. For Jen and her family, food is always at the centre of all celebrations, life events and milestones. A lover of the finer things in life, as well as cheap eats, her blogging ethos is all about empowering and inspiring people to expand their culinary repertoire. When not running her two companies (she is also the Managing Director of The Bamboo Garden online marketing agency), Jen can be found exploring old-world charms at vintage markets and delving into local eats around the world. She has a weakness for fried chicken.
  • For such a disappointing dinner, your photos are still sublime. Well done.

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