Xanthi, Westfield Sydney

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Before our scones birthday date, Linus and I wanted to grab some solid lunch before we stocked up on sugar. We wanted to go somewhere a bit fancier but also try something different for her birthday. Xanthi is definitely a hidden gem located at the top level of Westfield Sydney. As I walked in, I was in awe of the amazing decor and silk draped walls and ceiling.


To start, we decided to get a couple of sharing plates. I only recently discovered one of the best things on Earth, haloumi cheese! So when I saw the Barbeucued Haloumi sharing plate, we had to get it! The Haloumi was barbecued to perfection and had the characteristic 'squeak'. The tomatoes and figs were a great accompaniment to the saltiness of the cheese.

 Barbecued Haloumi served with heirloom tomato, mint and honey pepper figs ($15)

We also ordered another sharing plate; Fried Eggplant, fetta and basil patties crumbed in a black and white sesame crumb coating. Served with lime and paprika creamed ricotta ($14). This was not what we expected  when we ordered it. The texture of the 'patties' kind of reminded me of falafel and the strong flavours left us confused about what we were eating. 

 
We wanted to save our stomachs for delicious scones, so we had to decided to share a main dish. We agreed to share the Lamb Skaras (Perama's famous slow braised lamb shoulder marinated in paprika, garlic and olive oil. Barbecued and served with a lemon and olive oil baste with baked lemon oregano potatoes and string beans  ($31)). Although it took a while to come out, it was definitely worth the wait. The lamb was so soft and tender and the barbecued edges gave it the perfect finish. 


I would definitely recommend a visit to this Chef's Hatted restaurant. The menu has something for everyone and the small sharing plates are perfect if you're wanting to try a bit of everything. Their dessert menu sounded so tempting which included Caramel Bakalava Icecream and Honeymilk Pannacotta but we had to give it a miss as we were so full and had to save our stomachs for afternoon scones at the 'The Tea Cosy'.

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Xanthi Bar and Restaurant
Address: 100 Market St Level 6 Westfield Sydney 2000
Phone: 9232 8535
Opening times: Monday–Saturday: 11am–3:30pm, 5pm–11pm,  Sundays 11am–kitchen closes 8pm
Website: http://xanthi.com.au/

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