Submitted on Mon 16 Jan 2017
New year, new restaurant! TRC kicked off 2017 by enjoying an afternoon at Riley Street Garage. In the face of a new year, our top billers of December were keen to see what all the fuss was about and to potentially find a new lunch club favourite, here are their verdicts...
Rich - 4/5
Nice setting, good service, nice wine, though a limited menu for those not wanting to enjoy the banquet menu choices or those not wanting to share food. All the same I enjoyed the 800gm steak all to myself. Will definitely go back.
Amy - 4.5/5
We cruised into the airy renovated garage on Riley Street to escape the Sydney heat for our first lunch club of 2017, and were steered towards a quiet space in the spacious warehouse diner, where we parked up for the afternoon. The attentive staff ensured we were topped up with fluids and we sampled the degustation menu – seven parts which functioned optimally together for a smooth and pleasant culinary journey. The waiters – or mechanics, as they like to be called – had expertise with all makes and models as they produced a special vegan menu which was tuned to perfection. Riley Street Garage provided premium fuel for hungry lunchclubbers and would get 5/5 from me if only the venue had a soft-top to enjoy the summer sunshine.
Dave - 5/5
This is the third time that I have been to Riley Street Garage and each experience has been fantastic. A beautifully decorated listed building with a hipster look that feels cool without being pretentious. The service is excellent with knowledgeable staff who take the experience to the next level. Without a doubt though the shining star is the food. The banquet offered a number of fantastic dishes with my personal favourite being the oysters and rhubarb & apple crumble.