[Note: This restaurant has since closed]
It was a busy Saturday night when Peter & I decided to visit Jackson’s Restaurant at Landmark Hotel in Eastwood.
I’ve been wanting to dine at Jackson’s since it first opened in September last year as recommended by my friend Diana whose husband is the head chef there. In December, Mitchell Davis won the title ‘Best Pub Chef’ in Sydney Morning Herald’s 2013 Pub Food Guide.
The menu has clearly been designed with Eastwood in mind, not only does it have the usual pub grub of ribs and rumps, the menu also consists of Eastern flavours such as Duck Spring Rolls and Green Tea Crème Brûlée to reflect the Asian population in the area.
On Saturday night, we ordered the following dishes:
- Three Mushroom Ravioli (replaced with penne pasta)- w/ Sage Butter, Walnut Crumbs, Truffle Oil & Shaved Pecorino ($18)
- 400g Grasslands Pasture Fed Rump – MSA 3, Pasture Fed, Marble Score 2+, SA ($19)
- Green Tea Crème Brûlée – w/ Lychee Coulis & Chocolate Dipped Fortune Cookie ($10)
Our food came relatively quickly, the staff were friendly and we had the option of dining inside the bistro or out on the balcony.
The Three Mushroom Penne had great flavours with just the right amount of ingredients. I took a few bites out of the massive medium-rare 400g Grasslands Fed Rump with delicious mushroom sauce and smokey flavoured fries which were included in the $19. The lychee coulis and white chocolate covered fortune cookie were a good accompaniment for the crème brûlée. However, it was a shame that we were unable to taste any green tea in our dessert!
Whilst I was slightly disappointed with the missing green tea factor in my crème brûlée, I thoroughly enjoyed the food and I’m already planning my next visit.
20 West Pde, Eastwood
(02) 9858 4497