We dined at Nightingales over A Little Bit of Italy festival on the 12th April. The restaurant offers an intimate, warm setting for any occasion - it was romantic but homely and full for atmosphere. Service was great and there were plenty of staff so you didnt have to look far to get some help :)
We tried the seared scallops drizzled in a soy ginger glaze with twice cooked pork belly which was quite tasty - especially that glaze. The scallops were cooked well and the crackling was light and flaky.
The mains, while flavourful, were nothing overly special. I had the lamb noisette served with date and almond cous cous which was pleasant though the cous cous and lamb were a little dry. My partner had the chicken stuffed with sage and bread crumbs which came out looking more like a sliced chicken schnitzel - it was tasty but also a little dry.
Desserts were yummy - the eton mess was great and huuuuge! The traditional boiled chocolate pudding with a rich Amaretto sauce was a delight.
Their wines were nice - tried the verdelho which was fruity and crisp and the Cabernet Sauvignon is soft and elegant.
Prices and portions are more than reasonable for the magical setting with entrees and desserts starting from $14, main dishes are $36 and wines by the glass start from $9.
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