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On this coolish, wet, blustery Spring day, we decide to head to Eveleigh & visit JOHNANDPETER Canteen for lunch.
Having missed the Canteen in its 'pop-up' form, we are certainly glad it has become a permanent fixture at Carriageworks.
On arrival our ears are bombarded with a cacophony of screams and wails. Having been blessed with NO children, we are blissfully unaware that Carriageworks is hosting the Sydney Children's Festival.
Undeterred however, we take a seat in the almost empty Canteen.
We love the look of the canteen...white (with a few splashes of black), stark & minimalist.
Everything sounds delicious, so choosing is really difficult.
We both love burrata....so the burrata with roast onion seems like a no brainer. Unfortunately, today, the kitchen is not happy with their burrata....such is life.
The Globe artichoke with lemon mayo....simple, really; a perfectly cooked artichoke with a light and zingy lemon mayo. As the artichoke is huge, our only complaint would be....more mayo please.
The meaty, fresh & divine Swordfish is next up. There is slight saltiness from the olives which is counterbalanced by a wonderful hit of citrus and the crunch of red cabbage? Nothing stodgy here; just really good, fresh flavours.
The Beef with rocket & grana padano (I think) is also a standout. Lovely slices of medium rare beef, tumbled through peppery rocket topped with the slices of cheese. Brilliant in its simplicity.
Feeling positively brimming with health after our first two courses, we find it very easy to tackle dessert.
The service is very efficient and while intially 'haughty', by the end of the meal, things had warmed up a little.
We leave feeling we have done our bodies a great service by dining on this light, fresh and unbelievably delicious food.