Restaurant Reviews

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Tennis Lunch at Cafe Sydney

Sunday 21st February 2021
Cafe Sydney, Customs House, Circular Quay.

The View

View over the terrace

The Diners

The happy diners

The Chef

The Taste of Tennis researchers spent some time finding the chef.

Executive Chef James Kidman


Cafe Sydney menu
Menu Additions


Passionfruit meringue tart, citrus sherbet, passionfruit sorbet.
Valrhona chocolate fondant, candied orange, marmalade ice cream.
Baked vanilla cheesecake, raspberry. mascarpone cream.
Coconut panna cotta, mango, lychee, mango sorbet, coconut wafer.

Tennis Dinner at Sahra By The River

Saturday 9th November 2019

After a long break, the Tennis Dinner returned at the Sahra Lebanese Restaurant by the river at Parramatta. In a rash move, we selected the Sultans Banquet and struggled to finish the food.


Traditional hot and cold mezza plates, plus main
3 dips- hummus, labneh & baba ghanouj
2 salads fattoush and tabouli
olives and pickles
coriander potato, falafel
hand rolled sambousik (lamb pastry)
kibby nayyeh or fried kibby
garlic prawn, salt & pepper squid
fried cauliflower, lamb sausages
3 bbq skewers per person, chicken, lamb, kafta.

The inevitable belly dancer was present and Mark was persuaded join in with a very respectable performance.

Tennis Dinner at Ombretta

Tuesday, 5th April 2017

Dinner was organised by Graham at the Ombretta Restaurant in Glebe. Transport and expenses arranged by Treasurer Francis. We had a full complement of 8 diners. The meal was followed by a very pleasant chat with the chef.

Some photos to come.
The degustation menu:

Ombretta Degustation Menu
Ombretta Degustation Menu

Tennis Dinner at Kent Street Kitchen

Saturday, 5th March 2016

It was Mardi Gras parade evening in Sydney and surprisingly the streets at this end of the city were quiet. Dinner was at the Langham Hotel in the Rocks close to Barangaroo.

We had a full complement of 8 diners (2 missing from this photo).



The degustation menu: