Scully’s is certainly diverse! One of the first things you learn from the website is that Ramael Scully was born in Malaysia and brought up in Sydney with a Mother of Chinese / Indian descent and an Irish Balinese Father. Phew – so many flavours are already coming to mind!
Scully’s was very quiet when I arrived, but it was actually rather lovely and peaceful rather than feeling eerie or strange. As the dinner crowd started coming through, the restaurant quickly filled up. Before long, there was that lovely buzz of conversation – the restaurant isn’t too big though so it still kept that intimate feeling.
As I was a little early when I arrived, I dove straight in for the Thai style chickpeas that they provided as a pre-meal snack. They were interesting, but don’t fill yourself up on them – there is far more to come. There is a generous number of vegetarian dishes on the menu and we decided to go for five between two of us (plus dessert of course). So, in order, we had:
- Crispy Baby Sicilian Artichoke, Black Shallot Aioli
- Arepa, Eggplant Sambal, Bergamot Labneh
- Char-Grilled White Sprouting Broccoli, Chinkiang Vinegar, Salted Egg Yolk
- Early Season Tomato and Coconut Salad, Green Strawberries, Tomato Shrub
- Zucchini, Tomatillo, Belper Knolle, Rosemary Crispbread
So what were the highlights? Personally, the Arepa and Labneh stole the show and the Tomato and Coconut Salad was refreshing and delicious. Truthfully though, they were all pretty good.
Unfortunately I didn’t enjoy the dessert option we went for: Frozen Ginger Marshmallow, Rhubarb – but some of the others that are neighbours were having looked delicious!
UPDATE: I went back to Scully’s and this time ordered the Rapeseed and Bay Leaf Ice Cream, and Black Sesame Cookie with Miso Caramel for dessert (I know quite the mouthful)… and it was brilliant! I highly recommend it!
Overall, Scully’s offers great food, good location and a great opportunity to try some unique dishes – hope you enjoy it too!