The Forrester is one of the famous pubs at Surry Hills, boasting their old-school atmospheric feel, spacious backyard terrace, and outdoor seats at pedestrian walkway. The affordable meals are also one of their specialties, with most meals priced at $10 (at the time of writing) and the famous steak specials on Monday.
I regularly visit this pub for Friday afternoon lunch. When the crowd has gathered, the orders take quite long to arrive (we were in a group of 10 and it took around 30 minute wait for our meals to arrive).
One of the must try would be their fried chicken burger with coleslaw and guacamole. I fell in love the first time I tried it and it definitely did not disappoint.
My friend seemed to get a slightly undercooked fried chicken but the staff and the supervisor were very prompt in handling the matter and a substitute food came out very quickly.
Nice place for a quality lunch or dinner. The food is great and I have to bring your attention to the pasta and pizza category in the menu - they are amazing and if everyone eats them, it's sure that they're also fresh. The service is a little slow when the place is packed but it's understandable.
I went here for lunch in mid October 2014. The menu was obviously meaty (being a grill) but there were some nice sounding cold options on the menu. I went for a lovely steak (can't remember which kind). It was about $70. The price tag was high but boy was it good! The drinks menu was well selected and surmising my well priced. Coffee at the end of the meal was stellar.
The building appears to be an old bank. The marble pillars are quite imposing. We were sat on the balcony upstairs. I felt like I was at an opera.
In all, not the finest dining experience but a great place to go if work is footing the bill and you want to have a good feed!
I went here for some friends for breakfast and was very disappointed.
Packed full of waiting staff, it was strangely impossible to get an order taken, and our drinks and food arrived after a very very long wait. The maitre d was very rude.
The brunch is a bit of a joke. Who ever wanted a bowl of scrambled eggs served with toast on a saucer, no butter and warm milk with my tea? The 'build your own' option was pretty much the most inflexible menu I ever beheld.
Don't try to get a fried egg, apparently 'it would just be chaos'.
Always such a shame when such a great location suffers from dreadful service and a lazy brunch menu.
I was impressed by the gentleman that did the job. He was bubbly, outgoing and eager to please and get the job done, how I wanted it. He worked hard to get the carpet stains out and with a lot of attention it turned out really good.
Interesting place. It's inside the old paramount studios by the looks of things. Really big open space. We went for lunch. The menu was a real mix. Items on the menu included a deep fried chicken waffle with curry dish and I had the breakfast burrito with mushrooms. Both were very tasty. I also had one of the milkshakes which was thick and creamy. I didnt have a coffee but my colleague did and said it was good. We sat at the window which was great for people watching. Would like to come back to sample more of the interesting menu.
After my first encounter with them a few months back, I decided to pay Paramount Coffee Project another visit and tried out some other items from their menu. My experience was a little different than last time, so I just have to share it again.
This time around, I tried out their vegetarian shakshuka with eggplant. The dish was quickly made, fresh and delicious, although the egg was a little overdone and was no longer runny. I also finally had their chocolate cronut (it was priced at $5.50 at the time, which I think is a little bit more expensive than usual). Unfortunately, despite of all the sweetness and the oil in between the layers, it wasnt as beautiful as I expected it to be.
The staffs were very attentive and friendly this time around since there were less visitors on the day. One was very polite and courteous throughout my visit.
Have to say this is not a very nice place to go. We went there yesterday. There were 5 of us, 4 adults and 1 kid. Since my husband and I were late, the other three went there to line up. My mum was told that they could not be seated until all of us were present. Then my husband and I rushed there. Bad luck with the traffic. Until the time we were there (around 7p.m), it was all full. We were told to wait until 8 to be seated! Come on, my mum, my friend and the kid were already there at 6.00 p.m. Very mean wait staff, have to say. If this is their policy, I have to say that this is a very unfriendly policy and really does not want to have a go there.