Cotton Duck Is Now Closed
Just a short stroll up from Central station, in the restaurant filled streets of Surry Hills, you will find Cotton Duck. Their menu had a variety of choices and the accompanying wine list was extensive with lots of reasonably priced options to match your meal choice. Entree was a surf and turf, pawns with kangaroo and duck skin, not your conventional surf and turf! I have tried kangaroo a few times before but never thought that much of it. The roo in this dish was slightly rare, making the meat soft and flavorsome. I might choose roo more often if it tastes like that.
When the Salmon main came out, my first impression was that the portion size was rather small. This was a shame, as it tasted great and would have been nice to have a something a little more sizable. The steak, on the other hand was a generous size but I think they could have done a bit better on the presentation; the large white plate looked bare with the steak slapped in the middle. The accompaniments that came with the steak were excellent! A big bone filled with tasty marrow, roasted onion and garlic plus some jus.
For something different I got the coffee brewed at the table, more for novelty value than anything else. There would be almost a cup of coffee grounds used to make a single cup of filtered coffee, so it’s a strong brew.
I loved the presentation of the chocolate fondant, it was a very nice looking dish. The flavour combination of chocolate with orange and caramel made for a very tasty desert.
Cotton Duck is well worth try, I had an enjoyable meal. Service was a bit slow but the food was good.
Baba ghannouj with Yam Chip – complimentary
Pickled Tiger Prawns – Tahini mousse, cucumber, tempura, curry oil and black salt $24
Surf, Turf & Air – Seared kangaroo, school prawns, duck skin $20
Pan Roasted King Salmon – Pea puree, peas, potato crumbs, and tartare garnish $36
Cape Grim Grass-fed Scotch fillet – Roasted bone marrow, onion, ravigote and jus -$38
Golfball carrots, honey & cinnamon $8
Mountain Top Organic Coffee – Brewed at the table $6
Chocolate Fondant with blood orange & caramel $15
50 Holt St – Surry Hills
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