Review: Quick Brown Fox Scores Major Facelift & Menu Revamp

Cafes, Eat, Sydney / 12 July 2022
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Review: Quick Brown Fox Scores Major Facelift & Menu Revamp

Cafes, Eat, Sydney / 12 July 2022

One of Sydney’s most loved brunch spots, Quick Brown Fox Eatery, has launched a new menu and a stunning fit-out to match. 

Whether you are craving a cafe-style brunch or want to indulge in something a little bit fancy, the new menu combines everything we love about the Quick Brown Fox Eatery; brunch classics and casual dining dishes jumping with flavour and freshness. Led by talented young chef Daniel Grey, the revamped food offering has something for everyone. Moving from an all-day brunch-style menu to separate breakfast and lunch offerings allows Grey to draw on both his fine dining and cafe experience, having worked at AALIA, The Apollo, Three Williams and Devon Cafe. 

The impressive breakfast menu includes cafe staples eggs benedict and granola, as well the Quick Brown Fox’s deliciously unique take on avo on toast, which features radish and chilli labna.  For the sweet tooths, the banoffee waffles with caramelised banana, hazelnut crumb, golden syrup ice cream and dulce de leche are a must-try. Or, try the chef’s favourite, the Koshihikari rice congee, served with a chilli fried egg, glazed pork, fermented chilli relish and wakame – an umami flavour bomb.

From midday, think share plates and restaurant-quality dishes with local produce as the star of the show. Standouts from the starters menu include the prosciutto and compressed melon and the addictive whipped roe taramasalata served with charred Brickfields sourdough. The burrata shines as the perfect centrepiece to a heavenly blend of gremolata and aged balsamic.

A selection of vibrant salads, crowd favourites and lavish large plates comprise the mains menu.  The buffalo ricotta gnudi, a long-standing favourite, shines in a fresh new iteration; the soft ricotta dumplings are served atop a delicious smoked tomato sauce, loaded with macadamias, parmesan and herb butter. The pan-fried snapper is another favourite, served with apple cucumber, spinach and a vibrant kombu ponzu.

To complement your meal, the revamped drinks menu is loaded with Quick Brown Fox’s signature cocktails and spritzes, as well as a thoughtful selection of wine from small-batch Australian wineries like Mercer in the Hunter Valley and Inkwell in McLaren Vale. 

With coffee still at the core of Quick Brown Fox’s takeaway and dine-in offering, enjoy brews by local supplier Gabriel Coffee, served by the friendliest of faces. The desserts are coffee-forward as well, so you can enjoy a tiramisu or affogato as the perfect way to finish off your meal. 

Working with Sydney stylist Nicola Stillone, the eatery has also undergone an interior refresh, enhancing the charming original features of the heritage cottage built in the 1840s. As the warmer months roll around, the alfresco dining area is one of Sydney’s best spots to enjoy a long lunch, cocktail in hand. For now, relax in the cosy light-filled covered courtyard and enjoy the genuinely warm hospitality.

Nestled in the leafy suburb of Pyrmont, Quick Brown Fox Eatery has cemented its status as one of Sydney’s most loved cafes and casual dining eateries with its latest revamp. 

Quick Brown Fox Eatery is open seven days a week from 7am to 3pm. Find out more here.

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