“Automata serves a five course set menu which changes regularly. The menu utilises the best ingredients possible at that particular time with minimal fuss. ”
I like the styling of the restaurant space industrial look, concrete floors, large open kitchen. Automata were awarded a solid two hats in the 2018 Good Food Guide however it’s still very reasonably priced with a 5-course set menu costing $88 with an optional cheese course $12.
The food was good, creative dishes well presented but some of them lacked that wow factor and I could have done with another course to leave feeling totally full. Considering the price this place its worth a try but I don’t think I will dine here again anytime soon. Not because it is bad just so many other places to try…
House-made bread & butter
Scallop, fennel, squid ink noodle, vinegar
Roasted celeriac, ginger & pickled celery, wild tyme
Brack Angus tri-tip, garlic chive, dill pickle & mustard oil
Roasted grain parfait, bergamot curd, black sesame, dried plum
Automata Restaurant -5 Kensington St, Chippendale
Lp’S Quality Meats as the name suggest serves up a wide array of smoked and cured meats, fish is also on the menu with some non meat sides. Its in a lane way in Chippendale not really a place you would expect to find a restaurant or just walk by. All of the dishes I had were excellent, simple food done really well. If your in the mood for a meat meal I would defiantly check out Lp’S Quality Meats.
Vitello Tonnato $16- I did not know what this dish was so had to ask the waiter was told its cold sliced veal covered in a creamy sauce. Not something I have had before but I was in the mood for something new so I gave it a go. I’m not the biggest veal fan however this dish was great the meat was soft and full of flavor with out being overpowering. Glad I tried it and would defiantly order it again.
Coppa $15 – hard to go wrong with cured pork so good two servings were ordered.
15 Hr Smoked Beef Short Rib $38 – the meat was so soft it was just falling off the bone, with the meat has a strong smoked taste to it.
Pouding Chomuer with vanilla ice cream $14 – Super sweet tart a great way to finish off a meaty meal. The sweetness of the syrup is balanced with the creaminess of the iced cream, a simple but very tasty dessert.
LP'S QUALITY MEATS
UNIT 1, 16 CHIPPEN STREET, CHIPPENDALE
Ph: (02) 8399 0929 http://www.lpsqualitymeats.com/
TUESDAY to SATURDAY
Bar menu from 5pm Dinner from 6pm–11pm