Buffalo Dining Club – Darlinghurst
What do we want? CHEESE FOR DINNER! When do we want it? NOW.
Burrata translates as buttered in Italian and finally, there’s a place where a tender knot of it, brimming with cream, is classified as a meal. The folks behind Tablefor20 and Sticky Bar, have opened the doors to Buffalo Dining Club and we think we’ve found our nirvana. Fresh burrata and buffalo mozzarella are flown in three times a week from Italy – cheese is obviously a big deal around these parts, so the lactose intolerant can sit this round out.
Your cheese order comes with a side of honey roasted fennel, chilli braised broccolini, portobello mushrooms or balsamic baby carrots, and if you have room for more, get into a plate of cacio e pepe, spaghetti with black pepper and pecorino, which is served out of a hollowed-out pecorino wheel. Yep, you heard me, a bowl of cheese, and it ain’t too bad either. A 500ml carafe of house wine won’t set you back much at all and neither will a few slices of Prosciutto San Daniele to go with it.
The room is small, but there are a few tables outside, and some tables upstairs also. If you need us, we’ll just be slumped over the bar in a cheese-coma bliss.
116 Surrey St, Darlinghurst
Lunch from 12pm Wed-Sat
Dinner from 6pm Wed-Sat