Abode Bistro is located on the western end of bathurst street in the CBD. Down the hill and just as you reach Day Street, its at the corner and this Bistro Bar is one that surprised. From the street side, it really doesn’t hint at the quality of the establishment. Its part of the Park Royal Hotel that’s they’ve done plenty to elevate the venue past a hotel bistro.
The dining room inside abode bistro is a largely white and delineated with laser cut panels and beaded wall hangings which create a layering effect to the space. To one side is the porte coche for the hotel but the use of plantation louvers has cleverly minimised that aspect. All up, the decor is fancy with large settes you can slink into.
(L) A summery pimms o’clock (Pimms No.1, Cointreau, Campari with Seasonal Fruit) ($20)and (R) a Hendricks experience (Hendrick’s Gin, cucumber mint and fresh lime juice) $17.
A look at dinner. We order the special of the day (a simply presented snapper with lemon), Rack of lamb (Smoked aubergine puree, crispy artichoke, pressed ratatouille), Grilled asparagus, feta and lemon dressing.
The snapper was grilled and served up with a wedge of lemon. It’s simplicity made it a nice change. Just a piece of fish and a squeeze of lemon. The market choice (daily) are served with steak fries or mixed leaf salad. We chose the mixed leaf salad which you can see in the table shot.
A duo of desserts (T) is the Pandan sponge cake, coconut sago broth, coconut & lime sorbet ($15) while the berry dessert is their Assorted berries, vanilla cream, elder flower one. ($16). Both these are restaurant quality dishes with impressive presentation.
Dining at Abode Bistro was very pleasant and the venue surprised with a nice space and fitout. There’s good food to be had here.