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.
298 Cleveland St
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Phone (02) 9698 2631