Bowery Lane
1 O'Connell St
Sydney CBD

Bowery Lane has a a rustic New York loft feel to it with plenty of metal fittings, timber flooring, exposed ducting set in their blackened ceiling and cosy booths along the wall.

The place exudes charm, comfort and warmth throughout.

It's an interesting and expansive set up too - in three sections. There's the coffee shop part at street level, then the lunch time take away area at the side with some tables and chairs there as well and finally the separate but connected main restaurant.

Mlady wasn't available so I was joined by my good friend D who loves her food and eagerly volunteered. An added bonus was that the charming Kaz Derbas, co-owner of Bowery Lane, being there as well to show us around.

We were perusing the menu when a tasty looking plate passed by. We asked what it was and found out it was a side serving of sweet potato crisps.

They looked so good and we were asked if we'd like some. They didn't need to ask twice before we said yes. These were a great nibble - and well worth getting when you are at Bowery Lane. Just order them as soon as you get there and nibble while you order your meal.

Somehow we never miss ordering croquettes when they're on the menu. It's almost an addiction!

These Manchego croquettes came served with smoked chilli aioli.

They were great and it was pleasing to find it was a decent sized serving as well with five hearty and tasty croquettes on the plate resting on a pool of chilli aioli that was tangy but not overpowering.
Sliders are always a great nibble while having a drink (or two) or to have as a fairly substantial entree.

The version of slider available here was certainly a bit different though - filled with a really generous pile of very tasty lobster and crab.

These were lovely - the sweet delicate but tasty filling making you want more and more. 
On to the main courses and boy were they good!

We struggled to decide what to have but eventually agreed on the pork collar and scratching's which came served with apple, parsley and fennel salad and some lovely spiced pear chutney.

What can we say - wow! The meat simply fell apart - it was soooo tender and very tasty. This was a lovely dish and a decent size for sharing. 

Even though we had more than enough food with our other dishes we still decided to grab a few sides.

We had a very colourful radicchio salad scattered with sweetened nuts. The dish both looked and tasted good.

We also had the most amazing burnt carrots - served with sesame and tahini. These were great and a must order dish!

I love duck.

The duck ragu with pappadelle, chilli, pancetta and parsley didn't disappoint either!

It was a lovely dish with plenty of duck (they don't scrimp here) and full of flavour.

The chilli was a nice touch too giving the dish a bit of a lift and the pancetta blended nicely as well.

You have to save some space for dessert at Bowery Lane because they're well worth having!

We had their chocolate ice cream sandwiched between ginger bread served with poached pear and candied pecans - oh my this was good.

However the jar of cookies & cream with honeycomb, vanilla and dark chocolate was even better - looking brilliant and tasting just as good!
Co-Owner of Bowery Lane Kaz Derbas
Bowery Lane is new, funky and relaxed with a New York chic feel to it. The food is certainly very well done with variety, quality and quantities that will keep people coming back again and again. Service was helpful, friendly, efficient and memorable for all the right reasons. This is a great place!

Sir and Mlady dined as guests of Bowery Lane. Special thanks to Kaz Derbas for arranging our visit and to co-owner Joanne for chatting with us.

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