It’s been a very long while since F and I had a dinner out, so I was really looking forward to dining at The Duck Inn Pub and Kitchen all week.
We’ve had our fair share of the good, the bad and the ugly of calamari, but this was wonderful with its slight crispiness giving way to the super soft squid. F even went on to say that it was the best tasting calamari he’s had (big call I know). Then again, it was seasoned perfectly, amazing with the creamy, tangy aioli and not at all oily. Quite perfect, really.
F really liked the burger, finding the Angus beef patty to be well-seasoned and rather juicy. I thought it was fairly burst with flavour and the crinkle cut chips were divine with its crispness.
The roast chicken was served with blissfully creamy mash potatoes, spinach, semi-dried tomatoes and salsa verde.
I love the extra saltiness the Serrano ham added to the chicken, which I used (along with the mash) to mop up all the sauce. Yum.
Thinking we needed more veggies in our diet, we opted for some well-seasoned green sides (though I think they forgot the almond slivers on the snaps).
The dessert platter that night consisted for two chocolate truffles and bombolinis with cream and boysenberry jam. F thought the jam was a bit on the sweet side, but I thought it was just right – pairing nicely with the cream and lightly crispy bombolinis.
The Duck Inn Pub and Kitchen has quite a cute and cozy atmosphere. Wait staff are friendly and knowledgeable and the food is quite good – it also comes out rather promptly too.
We happened to dine on trivia night (which was a Wednesday), so it did get a bit noisy towards the end of our dinner. We didn’t mind too much – I was actually curious of the questions they were going to ask! Hehe.
Booking is recommended, as there were quite a lot of customers despite it being a weeknight.
The Duck Inn Pub and Kitchen
74 Rose St
Chippendale, NSW, 2008
Ph: (02) 9319 4415
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