Chilli and Spicy is yet another Shanghai restaurant in Chinatown.  It’s located in the Breakfree on George in Haymarket, with entrances on both George and Sussex streets.  Normally I avoid hotel restaurants like the plague, but we hate queueing even more.

The layout is pretty flash considering it’s in a Breakfree hotel chain and surprisingly the food was not bad.  It was Sunday lunch and I ordered the special lunch box of spicy beef, which came with well everything, roasted peanuts for starters, broad beans stir fried, rice and even three slices of orange for dessert.  Prices were reasonable too.

I was a particular fan of the two side dishes we ordered, shredded chicken in Shanghai chilli sauce (above) and cucumber in Shanghai chilli sauce (below).  Both tasted authentic, no attempt to westernise for the hotel guests.  And the service was warm and polite to boot, the only blot on the experience was the random wait between courses.

Chilli and Spicy Chinese Restaurant
653 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 9284 4500

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