Behind the doors of North West Sydney’s Epping Club is a place of opulence and sophistication. It is home to one of Sydney’s newest fine dining restaurants, Rawsons, run by executive chef Nick Whitehouse (ex flying fish and MasterChef the Professionals Contestant). Rawsons offers diners an exquisite dining experience, but with a surprisingly affordable price tag, making it the perfect place for a long lunch.

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When we walked into Rawson’s the first thing we noticed was the decor. The restaurant has stylish mix of casual, creative and elegant seating with two private rooms to accommodate groups, in fact there’s a table at Rawsons to suit everyone's style.  We settled in at a table for two near the light filled windows to enjoy a glass of wine and decide what to have for lunch. 

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The set lunch menu at Rawsons offers exceptional value for a fine dining experience. Currently there’s a choice of two courses for $29.00, or three courses for $39.00. The menu lists 5 entrees, 4 mains and 4 desserts, on the day we visited we were also offered several chefs specials, so there was plenty of good food to choose from.   

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We decided to enjoy three courses, to start we ordered the Velouté, and a Smoked Salmon Mousse. The Velouté was a warming fresh tomato soup with tantalising bursts of basil. It was light and smooth with just the right balance of creaminess. The Smoked Salmon Mousse was plated with a scattering of fresh and pickled shaved heirloom vegetables, capers and herbs. The assortment of colours around the plate reminded us of a pretty vegetable garden. The dish was accompanied by a little bowl of crostini’s, these were delicious topped with the smoked salmon mousse and a few of the fresh crisp vegetables. I can see myself enjoying this again one day with a nice glass of champagne.  

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Our two mains were a Smoked Rump Cap with Shallots and Proper Red Wine sauce, and the Berkshire Pork Chop with Apple and Parsnip. We also shared a fresh salad side, Rocket, Gruyere and Balsamic ($5 extra).  The Smoked Rump Cap was juicy and tender with a subtle hint of smokiness, this complimented the charred onions and rich red wine jus beautifully.

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The succulent Berkshire Pork Chop was a hearty main served on a bed of creamy pureed parsnip. The surprise element on the plate was the apple, it was an opaque square of apple jelly packed with all the flavour and freshness of a green granny smith. Pork and apple are one of my favourite food combinations, I loved this upscale interpretation of a favourite classic dish.

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We finished off with the decadent Chocolate Mousse With Orange Curd, and a plate of petite Citrus Madeleines. The madeleines went down a treat with my coffee.

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Lunching at Rawsons was a relaxing experience which gave us a taste of the finer things in life. The food, the wine and the service here were more than impressive. Its great to see yet another Sydney club offering a unique dining experience at a very reasonable price.


Rawsons Restaurant

Address: 45 - 47 Rawson Street Epping

WWW:  Homepage / Menus / Wine List

Hours: Open for lunch Wed - Sunday from 12pm - 3pm

            Dinner 6 pm - late Wednesday - Saturday, the check dinner menu for prices

Reservations: (02) 9876 4357 or book online.


Our meal was compliments of Rawsons, veiws expressed in this post are our own.