Saturday, May 29, 2010

Emad's Restaurant; Surry Hills

I'm working on a few other projects at the moment, so cooking and eating out have fallen by the wayside, along with blogging.

I had a rare night out at Emad's Restaurant in Surry Hills for a dear work friend's farewell. Emad's is a quaint little Lebanese restaurant with little rooms leading on to other rooms like a rabbit warren. Very cosy for a rainy night.

The restaurant has a run-down feel to it, which adds to the authenticness. The staff are friendly and cheerful, making for a warm environment.

Since we had a party of 10, we had the banquet menu including coffee or tea and baklava for $35pp. There were two of us vegetarians, so we received an alternate vegetarian banquet for the same price. We didn't see a menu or receive an explanation of the dishes, so I have no idea what they're called. The food was fresh, tasty and plentiful. I will definitely be back. Please excuse the bad photos - I was experimenting with and without my flash, so they're a bit odd.



The meat version - very nice presentation.

Vege version. No idea what was in them, but they tasted great.

Mixed vege dishes - spiced potatoes, capsicum, mushroom, etc.

No idea what these were, but they were kind of lemony ...

Bonus entertainment before dessert.

Baklava and Turkish delight. Exquisite.

Herbal tea - I think it was rose.

Emad's Restaurant
298 Cleveland St
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Phone (02) 9698 2631


  1. i was there about a month ago but haven't had time to post my photos as yet. we got so much food for the banquet. actually too much i think because we couldn't finish it all. i think if i went again i'd order just the things i really wanted to try. :-)

  2. Me too! We wasted so much food, and I have no idea what I actually ate ...