Food and the city..the hags are here to eat and then tell you about it!

Saturday, August 13, 2005


204 Devonshire St, Surry Hills. Sydney.
Telephone: 02 83990887
Hours: Mon to Fri Noon-10:30pm, Sat-Sun 9am to late
Licensed and BYO ($5 corkage)
Mains: $15.50 - $24

Shop front

This is the parent restaurant of the famous Mohr Fish (220 Devonshire St). Mohr Fish is just like your local fish and chips joint - no frills. People line up for ages just waiting to get a takeaway. Choices are extensive, fish is extremely fresh. It serves up one of the best fish and chips in Sydney.

We went to their main restaurant, Mohr and Mohr, for dinner one evening. The chef is German and the decor of the restaurant certainly reflects this.

For starters we had a bowl of mussels with onion and garlic. Fresh and tasty.


Duck pate was lovely with a refreshing side of apple and walnut salad. Went down very well with the serve of crusty hot bread.

Duck pate

All the fish mains were excellently cooked. Once again the fish was very fresh. We had the rudder fish with mango salsa and the John Dory with red grapes and pine nuts. Both very tasty dishes.

Rudder fish

John dory

One of the other mains was the lamb shank. Good...but that was about it. Not as tender as we would have liked. Not the best I've eaten.

Lamb shank

The highlight was definitely the desserts. My parents and aunt were in raptures over the cherry pancakes. Not actually pancakes being much higher, puffier and denser using of course fresh cherries. The waiter told us that this was one of the chef's German hometown specialities.

Cherry pancake

The tiramisu was another hit. Dense, rich and creamy. The way I like it.

A good place to go if you're a fan of fresh fish done simply but well. They don't seem to be well known for their other dishes. Oh, and give the desserts a go.



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