Purchasing online deal vouchers for dining out in restaurants is one of my favourite activities. Besides obtaining good food deals, another advantage is I have the chance to be more adventurous in trying out new restaurants.
I used to be really conservative and the restaurants I usually went can be counted by fingers. Just thinking about the risk of wasting my money in a restaurant which served up food that I might not enjoy really pushed me to go back to the usual restaurants I always visited. The much stronger reason was due to my tight financial situation, the normal case for university students unless your parents shower you with tons of money (lucky you)!
Little Snail (My Rating: 6.5/10)
The BF snapped the OurDeal voucher online as they offered $69 for 3 course meals for 2. The normal price charged for a 3 course dinner per person is $60.
This is a semi fine-dining restaurant so wearing a casual outfit is perfectly fine. It is located in Pyrmont close to Darling Harbour but do not expect to catch a glimpse of the harbour as the restaurant does not face the waterfront.
|"Planters Punch" (far left) and Chili, Cheese & Honey Bread|
As part of the deal, I ordered the "Planters Punch" mocktail (pineapple, orange, lemon, grenadine). It was too sweet for me and tasted like a mix of ready made fruit juices.
The bread was not part of the deal. It had a mix of interesting combination of the sweet honey, salty cheese and spicy chili. All the ingredients harmonised perfectly in my tongue and we both loved it!
|Escargot de Bourgogne - Snails Marinated In Herb-Infused Court Bouillon & Garlic Butter|
|I Adore The Plate Which Was Designed To Hold The Empty Shells On The Side|
|With A Plate Which Was Bigger Than Me!|
|My Main Course: Seafood Plate of Grilled Salmon, Garlic Prawns, Salt & Pepper Squids, |
Chili Mussels, Soft Shell Crab & Salad
|The BF's MainCourse: Cote de Veau (Veal Tenderloin with Champignon & |
Cardonnay Beurre Blanc, Potato Croquette & Greens)
|My Dessert: Classic Creme Caramel|
|The BF's Dessert: Handmade Profiterole With Creme Patissiere & Mint Choc Sauce|
Try to eat the custard cream together with the cream and the mint choc sauce to counter the sweetness of the custard. The profiterole was served a bit warm, I am wondering if that is how it should be served? In overall our experience at the Little Snail was pretty enjoyable and although the food was not up to the highest level I couldn't complain with the great deal could I?!
The Little Snail - 50 Murray St Pyrmont Sydney