Hurricanes Grill & Bar has always been in our must-go list whenever we have people visiting from out of town or overseas, simply because of their famous pork ribs that never ceases to deliver every single time.
However, this doesnt come cheaply. Firstly, you would have to make reservation way in advance (perhaps 2 or 3 weeks prior) in order to secure yourself a seat, and that is only in weekdays as you cannot make reservations for weekends and you are pretty much left with an option of turning up really early and be at the front of the queue.
Even with reservation, you and all your guests are also required to be punctual with time, as they wont take you to your table unless everyone has arrived and accounted for. The maximum seating time during busy nights is 90 minutes, unless you happen to get the very last window (which is probably around 9pm).
The restaurant is very busy and crowded most of the time, with the outdoor seating area probably suit best for when you want to enjoy the Sydney view as well as the occasional fireworks.
You are assigned a particular staff to take your orders for that one seating, but it can be a challenge trying to locate the staff amongst this busy place, so make sure you prepare your order beforehand. The runners who deliver the food are also friendly and punctual, and the food does arrive quite quickly unless you require starters to come first.
They also have complimentary bread upon request, and the bread is fresh and delicious. Our order usually consists of chicken caesar salad, garlic mushroom, the must-try pork ribs (full rack to be shared for two people) and that is usually more than enough to stretch your eating capacity to the maximum.
Be very aware that this restaurant is not BYO for either cake for alcoholic drinks.