Cnr Queen and Spicer Sts
Woollahra, Sydney

In Woollahra, a very stylish part of town, you will find this trendy little eatery on the corner of Queen and Spicer Streets. Welcome to About:Spicer!

It’s like a revamped terrace house and the atmosphere is certainly warm and also very inviting. There are some tables set up on the small outdoor verandah and inside there’s a cosy room to the side of the entrance.

Owner Jacques has been serving up great breakfasts and lunches for about a year here. Building on the success of this, he has now introduced a lovely tapas menu from 5pm from Wednesday to Fridays. We were here for their new tapas offerings and the menu looked so tempting it was hard to choose where to start!

We start with a glass of the Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blancs of the day while our lovely waitress Sina explains the menu.

Unsurprisingly, the smoked salmon was our first choice.

It was served with drizzled black olive jam and toasted bread.

The olive jam was a unique accompaniment and it complemented the salmon very well. The whole thing was a fresh and simple dish.

Next we tried the grilled chicken skewers with dill yoghurt and spicy tomato salsa.

They were tasty and we mopped up all the salsa with the chicken.

The avocado went very well on the side too.

Then we had the corn fritter stack which looked sensational.

The fritters were sandwiched together with smashed avocado and sour cream dill dressing.

It was delicious and crammed with corn and topped with rocket leaves. Yum.

We both loved this one.

The stuffed mushrooms with bacon and Parmesan arrived next and they smelled amazing.

The stuffing was a very tasty blend of mushroom and bacon and the grilled Parmesan on top was crispy and delicious. This was an outstanding dish and we would go back for more of this. Apparently many diners order repeats of this and we can see why.

Dame C’s favourite was the saltimbocca with veal, prosciutto and butter sage jus.

The tender veal rolls had a little salty kick from the prosciutto and were swimming in the delightful buttery sauce.We felt the need to clean the plate as we couldn’t leave that sauce behind.

We were glad there was just a little room left for dessert because a stunning plate arrived with a carrot and pumpkin cake at one end and a jug of hot sauce at the other. The waiter poured the sauce over dry ice in a glass and the steam billowing up was a treat to see. In fact it was a treat to eat too – the cake was so moist and filled with cream cheese. It was plated with a mint foam and cookie crumble. The sauce was an intriguing choc blueberry which tasted great.

While we chatted we saw an amazing drink going past.

It was a Bloody Mary with a tri-slider on top! You don’t see that every day.

The plating of the orders was also creative. Sometimes an enormous platter with many different dishes was served, instead of individual plates.

Jacques says he has a great team behind him and he encourages them to be their best.

His Colombian chef has a Latin night every Sunday with specials like $10 quesadillas and arepas with Latin music.

Its well worth a visit to this lively and inviting place and we enjoyed the night immensely.

All the other diners seemed to be having a great time as well. There really is nothing average at About:Spicers.

Those Dames, who do reviews for Sir and Mlady Dine Out, dined as guests of About:Spicer. Thanks to Jacques and Sina for looking after us so well.

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