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karen lawson

dined on Wed, 5 Sep 2018

They provided a cute birthday donut for my friend

dined on Fri, 24 Aug 2018

Easy work lunch with a realizable high standard of food quality and preparation. Fast service, no split bill however.
Abby Hoff

dined on Fri, 24 Aug 2018

My partner and I came in for breakfast before work. Was delicious and was a great start to the day. Thank you!

dined on Wed, 15 Aug 2018

A favourite to take clients for a relaxed lunch!

dined on Tue, 19 Jun 2018

Delicious food, loved the booth for our business meeting? Really private.

dined on Tue, 5 Jun 2018

Bowery Lane is my go-to lunch venue with friends and work colleagues. The food is terrific, and the service is fast.

dined on Thu, 31 May 2018

Quick service, great coffees, and big serving for breakfast/brunch. Small menu but enough to cater different cravings
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Melbourne Cup - Sit Down Lunch $115pp

The race that stops the nation is back for another year and Bowery Lane is ready and raring to go. For $115 per head you'll enjoy a glass of Mumm Cordon Rouge on arrival, Pimms pop-up bar, a four-course set menu, sweepstakes, prizes for best dressed, music, large screen televisions, the ‘garden’ booth and more. Bookings essential, a deposit of $58.95 is required to hold your booking. Final confirmations of numbers required at least 72 hours prior. 4 COURSE BANQUET INCLUDES ARRIVAL GLASS N.V. G.H MUMM CHAMPAGNE ASSORTMENT OF CANAPES chef’s selection of three signature canapés ENTRÉE for the table LA STELLA BURRATA confit globe artichoke, black garlic pangrattato (v) WAGYU BRESAOLA fennel, pomegranate, lemon, mint ricotta, rye SEARED DUCK BREAST ruby grapefruit, walnuts, snow pea tendrils, pomegranate woodland sorrel MAIN 1 main share dish per 3 guests SLOW COOKED LAMB SHOULDER freekah, labneh, currants, pistachio dukkah, jus WHOLE ROAST CHICKEN ancient grains, smoked yoghurt, jus, lemon ROAST ORA KING SALMON 350g salmon fillet, smashed edamame, fried eschallots, radish, citrus (gf) SPICED CAULIFLOWER burnt eggplant, dates, thyme, pine nuts (v/gf) SIDES MIXED LEAF SALAD MEDLEY OF GREENS ROAST PUMPKIN RACETIME GLASS N.V. G.H MUMM CHAMPAGNE DESSERT BLACK FOREST NY CHEESECAKE macerated cherries, cocoa crumb Awards and Sweep Stakes available.
06 Nov 2018
Tue 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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About Bowery Lane


New York and Sydney may be almost 10,000 miles apart, but when it comes to capturing that iconic American panache so many of us know and love, recently opened Bowery Lane aims to prove distance is relative with the right ingredients. Hidden away under the towering office block at no.1 O'Connell and accessible via a second street-facing entrance, the cafe restaurant combines fashion with farm, taking its inspiration from the once-agricultural-then-high-society suburb of early 1800s Manhattan. The former is evident in the warehouse-style ceilings, gorgeous high booths, exposed bulb lighting above large communal tables and soft black leather banquets juxtaposed with crisp, white tiles and hessian curtains. The latter, as you can imagine, via the menu. With an emphasis on locally sourced produce, cocktails and a comprehensive spirits list to sate its predicted majority banker/lawyer clientele, said menu has already had a little journey of its own. Initially linked to chef Jeff Turnbull (High St Bistro), it received its first write up via Braden White (Rickys, Noosa). However, according to general manager Nick Bayss, ex O Bar and Dining, Richard Duff now heads up the open kitchen, visible via a gangway linking the main restaurant to a hotplate takeaway section for busy business folk on the go. Already packed out come 1pm, the dining room is designed for breakfast, lunch and (by early September) dinner too. Again according to Bayss, the main attractions here are the slow-cooked lamb ($55), barbecue organic chicken ($48) and pork collar ($46) share dishes, which, with a couple of sides, will happily feed three or four people and only set you back about $30 a head. Just two on our visit, however, we decided to pick through the menu, beginning with warm Mt Zero olives ($7), manchego croquettes and chargrilled lamb ribs (both $14). The smoked chilli aioli with the croquettes packed a perfectly balanced fiery punch, while the tender, award-winning Milly Hill meat fell off the bone with the help of some seriously vibrant chimmichurri. One of our accompanying cocktails, sadly, was not as impressive. While the New York Sour ($15) was nice and subtle with a firm Bulleit Rye whiskey presence, the Cosmopolitan City ($16) was too sweet. That being said, there are eight more on the menu we didn’t try. Next came the house smoked hickory salmon ($17), served with thinly sliced toasted rye bread, puffed wild rice and bottarga salad (cured fish roe). Fresh, thick and meaty, the salmon comes in three fat chunks and makes an ideal sized entree for the giant pork cotoletta (aka schnitty, $27) that followed with slaw and garlic aioli. If you like your condiments, you’ll enjoy the aioli, but hats off to these guys here: this deep-fried cutlet was so juicy all we needed was a squeeze of lemon, plus the apple and pea slaw — genius. Throughout we sipped on the fabulously deep and weighty South Australian Dark Horse Cabernet Sauvignon ($57 per bottle), one of the 50 or so local and US wines on offer. But to put it simply, whether you’re after a long boozy lunch like us, or something smaller, Bowery Lane will impress. If the intention here was to prove Sydney can add its own stamp to the service and selection that makes New York such a world renowned destination: mission accomplished.

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