We have always enjoyed the food at George Banks but after sampling the new menu last week we seriously can’t wait to go back again!
There are some mouth-watering signature dishes to choose from on the Bistro menu and some reasonably priced & equally delicious dishes on the Terrace / Bar menu, it depends where you’re mood takes you really.
With a few friends in tow to help us get through the most popular dishes we tucked in to the first course “Sanbaizu Tsukemono – roasted heirloom carrot, furikake, ginger puree” ($24). This is a pretty exotic take on carrots that presented like a work of art & tasted even better.
Next a dish that we loved so much we had to order a second serve “Wild Mushroom Linguine – w truffle butter and speck” ($28) this was perfectly seasoned with a creamy consistency created by the truffle butter (not gluggy cream) an excellent dish I really recommend you try.
Whilst we waited for our next course the kitchen was busy serving up dishes from their new Fast Five Menu. This is available Wednesday to Friday for lunch and the choices include:
- Pork Katsu Burger
- Cajun Lime Chicken Salad
- Prawn Linguine Pasta
- Market fish en
These meals represent brilliant value we think for just $15 each, there is also a Steak (200g rib) w café de Paris butter and chips for $20
The next dish for us to try was the “Pan seared chicken – w roast pumpkin puree, blackened shallot, fried sprouts and ancient grains” ($32). The complexity of flavours and textures in this dish made it an absolute stand out, the chicken was cooked to perfection and we enjoyed an accompaniment of “Moroccan Spiced Cauliflower” with kishk yoghurt ($9) to go with it, yum!
The service for our lunch time reservation was spot on and we are happy to report there is a great range of quality Australian wines on the menu to match perfectly with your meal.
The final dish we tried was quite frankly was one of the best dishes we have tasted all year (big statement I know right) It was the “House Made Gnocchi – w Porcini cream and enoki mushroom”($18 – entrée size). Perfect consistency, perfect flavour balance, just SUPERB!!!
We savoured every single bite!
Put the new menu at George Banks on your list. It’s good!