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Ananas Bar & Brasserie
  • 12-18 Argyle St,
    The Rocks,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 9009 0806,
  • Lunch Mon-Fri noon-3pm

    Dinner Mon-Wed 6pm-midnight, Thu-Sat 6pm-10pm

Ananas Bar & Brasserie

With a soundtrack laden with dance beats and a dark, moody interior, Ananas could easily be mistaken for a nightclub. But a taste of expertly pan-roasted pork cutlet with excellent crackling, wedges of caramelised apple and an artichoke and tarragon purée or escargots baked in a herb butter that sings of France will reassure you the kitchen means business. There's skill, too, in the preparation of the whole baked flounder - its butter-doused flesh falling off the bone at the touch of a fork. The restaurant's namesake makes its début at the end of the meal in a Piña Colada-like extravaganza: pineapple candied, dehydrated, made into a sorbet and a soup, all tied together by coconut mousse and a sprinkling of sherbet. Service is friendly, if a little lost, and if you find yourself waiting for your entrée 45 minutes later, the French-leaning wine list is an excellent place to seek refuge as you pass the time.

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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • E $19-$36

    M $34-$42

    D $9-$26

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
    Private room
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Paul McGrath



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