I went to Hurricane’s, Darling Harbour, for the first time last weekend..and I must say, it wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. Everyone’s always talking about how good the food is, and so this particular steakhouse was already put up on an imaginary pedestal in my mind’s eye.
The decor was all nice and dark ;) Perfect for that romantic atmosphere when you want to slip your hand into your lover’s unawares !
Lighting came from artificial flames that were spaced evenly along the walls ..people were eating so close to the flames that I thought some of them would catch on fire ><
wholegrain bread with ‘slightly salted’ Lurpak butter
Within minutes of ordering, we were given complimentary wholegrain bread, which was actually really nice! I don’t know if it was supposed to be a substitute for garlic bread (I say this purely because of the taste and the accompanying butter), but the bread was soft and moist, and the crispy brown flaky crust was like heaven XD
I had spent the night before oogling at the menu (lol I’m not lame at all!) and although I reaaaally wanted to try the 1kg monster steak, I decided on the COMBO. I had a $40 budget because I had to buy a weekly ticket home that night :( which was perfect ‘cos it was only $39! The photo has too much flash, though.
Steak & Ribs Combo: 200gm short cut sirloin steak (medium) and half rack of pork ribs – $39
The first bite of steak was veryyy tasty (but that might have been because it was fat), but the rest of it was a bit tough and chewy. Chips were potatoey (who would’ve guessed!), but the amount they gave me was pitiful T_T ..or maybe I’m just a pig.
My savaged ribs..and I hadn’t even started eating them yet. It’s easier eating ribs if you cut them all up like this beforehand …but I think I still prefer the ribs at Ribs ‘n’ Rumps. Nevertheless, my plate was scraped clean less than half an hour later.
Grilled Calamari – $14
Calamari, flash grilled with lemon butter & served with rice
Thick slices of calamari of epic proportions, nestled on a bed of rosemary-infused rice. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such humongous calamari ..they had a really strong lemon flavour but despite its deceptively juicy look, it was actually quite dry.
my highly photogenic eating companion <3 He ordered the combo as well, with a side of chips (you can get chips or baked potato with sour cream & chives)
Hurricane’s Beef Burger – $16
300gm of lean beef, lettuce, and onions on a sesame bun ! Also came with a side of either chips or baked potato.
Prawns Villa Moura – $40
Clarence River King Prawns butterflied, then grilled Portuguese style in lemon butter. Came on a bed of rice with salad, as well as an extra plate of with three little pots of sauce and butter: peri-peri sauce, garlic butter and lemon butter. I didn’t actually try this, but to pay $40 for 5 prawns …lol.
Rump 750gm with baked potato – $39
To give you all an idea of the size of the 750gm steak ..doesn’t really look like eating 1kg would be that hard :.
Full rack of pork ribs – $33
This is supposed to be what Hurricane’s is famous for, and again, comes with either chips, or baked potato with sour cream and chives. I don’t know how anyoneee can stomach a full rack of ribs – I had a half rack of lamb ribs the other day and got so sick of eating lamb ..over and over again. But then when you’re eating pork, it is another story ..
Hurricane’s Grill & Bar Restaurant Darling Harbour (v. 27/04/09)
Shops 433 – 436, Level 2, Harbourside Shopping Centre
Darling Harbour, Sydney
Ph: (02) 9211 2210