Authenticity, popularity and consistency has seen Chefs Gallery blossom throughout Sydney.
At Chefs Gallery, traditional Chinese and pan-Asian cuisine have combined, with a consistent line out the door and a contagious bustling ambience. This restaurant chain is one of those places you know you can get fantastic food and a great variety, any day of the week. The menu is extensive and has something for everyone. To name a few menu highlights, there’s dim sum, noodles, rice dishes, main dishes, vegetarian options and desserts.
Start with some dim sum or share plates. My go-to dish would be the prawn and pork wontons in a Shanghainese spicy sauce ($12.9) and with six there’s plenty to share (or not share). The sauce is delicious but spicy and tongue-numbing if you eat too much in one go, so be warned. The shredded peking duck with cucumber and hoisin sauce, rolled inside a flaky Chinese roti ($18.9) is another delicious starter and the flaky roti is always a good option.
For more substantial dishes, we tried the handmade noodles wok fried in soy sauce with shredded roast duck, shitake and king brown mushrooms, topped with omelette strips and sprinkled with black and white sesame seeds ($18.9). There is no way you can go past the noodles here after watching the chef’s prepare them by hand in the kitchen. If you aren’t in the mood to share, there are a few combination main dishes with noodles and wontons or protein, like the handmade noodles in chicken soup, omelette strips and vegetables served with their signature fried pork chop ($15.9).
Standout dishes included the black pepper pork ribs in a sticky honey glaze ($26.9) which are a little pricey but so, so worth it! They are sticky, sweet and peppery and you just want to pick them up with your fingers. The water spinach, which comes wok fried with chilli prawn paste and plenty of garlic ($17.9) is nice substantial vegetable dish to accompany your mains.
For dessert, there are a few cheeky options Chefs Gallery have on their menu to tempt the inner-child in all of us. Try the Emoji face egg custard buns (squeeze their cheeks for some fun) or the famous steamed sesame ‘piggy face’ buns (both $8.9 for 2).
With their flagship restaurant in Town Hall and others in Macquarie, Bankstown, Parramatta and Hurstville, you don’t have to look far to find great Chinese/pan-Asian options spanning across lunch and dinner.
To get more information, you can check out the official website here
Chefs Gallery Town Hall
Regent Place Ground Floor
Shop 12, 501 George Street Sydney NSW 2000
P +612 9267 8877
Lunch Monday-Sunday 11.30am – 3.00pm and late lunch Saturday/Sunday 3:00pm – 5.30pm
Dinner Sunday-Wednesday 5.30pm – 10.00pm and Thursday-Saturday 5.30pm – 10.30pm