Good Weekend 52 best brunches 2019: Top 15 in Sydney
EVERY SUNDAY 9am – 12pm
Go-to dish: Spanish baked egg, 1904 baked beans, sausage, salsa and toast.
Where: Forest Lodge.
Why: Because Ben and Elvis of Argentinean firehouse Porteno recently rustled up a new 12-dish weekend-only brunch menu that takes you from wakey-wakey (bircher muesli with pink lady apple almond, prune and yoghurt) to hangover cure. This hearty bowl of beans, egg and chorizo sausage from the excellent LPs Quality Meats ($22) should do the trick.
The experience: So here we are in a shed – a huge high-ceilinged, light-filled tramshed – overrun with kids and prams and gentlemen with cashmere jumpers draped elegantly over their shoulders. Prop on a mint-green leather stool at the long zinc bar, or slide into one of three booths, for well-executed dishes that aim to elevate brunch to a destination meal instead of a filler. Think rigatoni with pork and fennel ragu, or a warm octopus salad with kipfler potatoes, radicchio and a bitey green tomato and jalapeno dressing. And if you really like your Tinto de Rulo Malbec, drop in to the cellar store and take a bottle home for dinner as well.
Tramsheds,1 Dalgal Way, Forest Lodge, 02 8624 3133, bodega1904store.com