Table with a view.

How much would you pay for this view? Noodlies, Sydney food blog knows only too well…

The East Restaurant Circular Quay

All your fav Canto fare are here: short soup, Mongolian lamb, salt and pepper squid, beef in black bean sauce as well as live seafood if you want to go more fancy.

But the main course is really the mouthwatering view of the Harbour and that world famous coat hanger. And you pay for it, Mongolian lamb with the Harbour Bridge will set you back $28.80; honey chicken is $26.80.

Being so close to the Sydney Opera House means it’s a convenient pre-show feed. When ever we’re seeing a show, you pretty much know we’ll be perched outside The East.

The East Spicy Rainbow Beef

…it’s more brown than rainbow

Spicy rainbow beef is on our order each visit. Not that the name is that self-explanatory; it’s not spicy, it’s more brown than rainbow and the shredded beef is camouflaged under puffy batter. Regardless, it’s sweet and chewy making it very easy on the palate.

The East Baby Spinach

Stir fried baby spinach with garlic ($20.80) is a relative bargain. It’s fragrant with a soft vegetable sweetness that’s easy to love.

The-East salt and pepper bean curd

Salt and pepper bean curd is both angel and devil – tofu is kinda good for you, the thick batter, less so. Dip it in soy and chilli sauce and the tofu soaks everything up.

Service is super friendly and efficient. Dishes arrive remarkably fast and the servings are fair.

Less kind food snobs might turn their nose, but tourists, theatre goers and noodlies, Sydney food blog have grown to appreciate The East and the accompanying spectacular Sydney harbour view.

The East
Shop 8, 1 Macquarie Street, Circular Quay, NSW
(02) 9252 6868

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