The venerable Friday lunch is always a treat at work. Many a pub and restaurant fill to capacity from noon onwards. CBD food courts are less frequented too, with a lot of people opting for a Friday lunch treat to kick off the weekend.
The one exception at the moment is the Sydney Westfield Level 5 food court, likely because it is so new but also because, as far as the cost of lunch in the CBD is concerned, it is pricier and ideal as a Friday treat.
This is what we had in mind one recent Friday: a no-fuss treat. AA’s suggestion was to check out the Snag Stand, the home of ‘haute dogs’ (ahur hur).
Around noon is still a good time to go… any later than that and you’ll need to hover to grab a table (but not chairs… they’re tied to each table!).
Alas, no variety here. Four of us only ordered two unique hot dogs. Immediate unanimous impression was the low size-to-price ratio: these hot dogs are on the small side.
I had the Grilled Wagyu Sausage with sauteed onions, spicy horseradish mayo and beetroot relish on a soft poppy seed roll. I love horseradish but, unfortunately, it wasn’t nearly strong enough with this dish. Also, the flavour of wagyu is lost to me in sausage form. The relish was tasty enough.
Two of the others each had the Spicy Spanish Chorizo, which is grilled with semi sun-dried tomatoes, chipotle aioli, baby rocket and shredded Spanish goat’s cheese on a brioche roll. It’s apparently very rich (the cheese especially) and one wouldn’t want anything that rich any larger.
The word? The hot dogs, while very tasty, are on the small side (for the cost). Have a side (like chips) or dessert. Would make a good snack.
Level 5 Shop 5012a Westfield Sydney
188 Pitt St NSW 2000
Telephone: (02) 9221 9600