Chophouse – H1M

Tonight I was at Chophouse for some delicious steak with the missus – it’s only been a month, but it’s simply been amazing. Both as lovers of steak, it felt appropriate to visit Chophouse, I’ve heard good things about the steak here and it was time for a visit.

The entree was a different take on your regular kingfish sashimi with the addition of basil, apple and a chilli lime coconut cream dressing. Personally I think it’s a winner and dressed sashimi leaves a lot of room for creativity and chophouse does this very well.

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Mains were a difficult choice between the differing varieties of steak, while the menu is rather compact, there is enough cuts and meat grades to keep everyone happy. I opted for a wagyu ‘striploin’ with a bacon mayonnaise. Interestingly enough, it had come out with a slice of lemon and while I generally like a good steak pretty bare, the lemon did add an extra dimension to the taste. The steak was cooked to a perfect medium rare with the fat on the rim cooked to perfection to add to the rich taste.

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For the missus, a grass fed fillet on the bone was also excellently cooked and the meat was super tender. A small side of Chutney was included which I think complimented the steak extremely well and very different do your usual sauces, which I think is never required with a good steak.

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Both came with a little bit of red wine jus to give a bit of extra flavour without sacrificing the meat’s natural flavours. You can see how evenly the meat is cooked.

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Shoe string fries were orded as a side however they were nothing special.

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For dessert, I had opted for a dark chocolate ice cream sandwich, I personally found the taste of it to be too heavy and the biscuit a too dense for a plated dessert. Personally I’d rather a maxibon.

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For the missus, it would be a white chocolate and ricotta mouse topped with cherries and biscotti on the side. I thought the mousse was delicious and the cherry compliments the sweetness of the mousse well and makes sure it doesn’t over power your taste buds. Forget the biscotti, I don’t think it adds much value to the dish.

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Overall I loved the ambience of Chophouse, it has a rustic, slightly raw and aged feel and I’d definitely recommend giving it a visit and definitely a great place to take that special someone if you’re after something more substantial.

It’s located at 25 Bligh Street in Sydney (a little further north from Martin Place). It’s a tad pricey, but I think it’s worth it, our date ended with a $190 bill which included the entree, two mains, a side of fries, two cocktails and two desserts.

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