Cyren

June 02, 2013 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Cyren
Shop 197
10 Darling Drive
Darling Harbour
Sydney
New South Wales 2000
Australia


http://www.nicks-seafood.com.au/CyrensRestaurantandBar.htm


Excellent Fine Dining By The Harbour

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 8
Ambience & Setting: 8
Food & Beverage: 9
Service: 9
Value for Money: 7
Spent about SGD $60 / AUD $50 per person.


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Part of the famous Nick's Waterfront Dining chain of restaurants, Cyren was founded by Nick Manettas in the late 1970s. Recently re-invented and modernised, Cyren at Harbourside Mall offers a fantastic view of Darling Harbour, and is a great place for a leisurely meal and drinks with family / friends. I stumbled upon Cyren quite by chance while exploring the area, and I'm glad I decided to give them a try!

Indoor ambience at Cyren is spacious with minimal decor and an open show kitchen. Furniture is rustic-looking and comfortable, and nautical themed decor like pebbles and ropes adorn the walls. Lighting is dim in most spots, with several tables having specific bright lights. Exterior dining at Cyren offers views of the waterfront, though wet weather may pose a problem.

I find the service at Cyren to be excellent. Staff are friendly and polite, able to make suggestions, and are knowledgable about the menu. They also check for diners feedback, once during the meal, and again after the meal. Food is prepared quickly, despite the crowd, I never had to wait more than 15 minutes to be served.

Cyren is considered a fine-dining restaurant, so food is presented beautifully. Ingredients are fresh, and dishes are tasty and flavourful. I must commend the skill of the chefs at Cyren, I've yet to have any component of a dish that I could complain about. Such good quality also commands a high price, as dining at Cyren will easily cost SGD $60 / AUD $50 per person without wine, and SGD $120 / AUD $100 per person with wine.

Overall, Cyren is a fantastic place for dining, provided you're willing to spend.


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With a large spacious interior, exterior waterfront dining, an open show kitchen, and nautical themed minimalist decor, this is a great place to chill out, eat, and drink in the evenings and on weekends.

Cyren 01 - Signage



Cyren 02 - Entrance From Harbourside Mall



Cyren 03 - Dining Hall



Cyren 04 - Dining Hall Again



Cyren 05 - Menu



Cyren 06 - Bar And Decor



Cyren 07 - Greek Salt



Cyren 08 - Card Front



Cyren 09 - Card Back



Cyren 10 - Outdoor Flame Heater



Cyren 11 - Brochure Of Nick's Waterfront Dining Chain Of Restaurants



Cyren 12 - Pebble Column Decor



Cyren 13 - Open Show Kitchen



Cyren 14 - Glowing Rope Decor



Cyren 15 - Entrance From Waterfront



Cyren 16 - Street Lights



Cyren 17 - Customers



Cyren 18 - Cutlery



The Beef Steak Angus 220gm Prime Fillet is tender, juicy, and well grilled. This is quite a thick and filling cut of meat. They offer a choice of various sizes for the cuts, as well as a choice of sides (mashed potato or fries), and a choice of 4 different types of sauce (button mushroom sauce, bearnaise sauce, peppercorn sauce, or red wine with madeira jus). The most popular combination is Mashed Potatoes And Button Mushroom Sauce. The mashed potatoes is thick, but quite smooth and not lumpy, while the button mushroom sauce is savoury with a slight sweetness.

Beef Steak Angus 220gm Prime Fillet With Mashed Potatoes And Button Mushroom Sauce 01



Beef Steak Angus 220gm Prime Fillet With Mashed Potatoes And Button Mushroom Sauce 02



Beef Steak Angus 220gm Prime Fillet With Mashed Potatoes And Button Mushroom Sauce 03



Beef Steak Angus 220gm Prime Fillet With Mashed Potatoes And Button Mushroom Sauce 04



The Chargrilled Kangaroo Loin is tender, with a bit of chew, and a slightly gamey flavour. The meat is slightly tougher as compared to beef. Served with a fantastic, savoury Smoked Aubergine Puree, Mashed Potato and a Sweet Tomato And Macadamia Jus.

Chargrilled Kangaroo Loin On Smoked Aubergine Puree, Mashed Potato With Sweet Tomato And Macadamia Jus 01



Chargrilled Kangaroo Loin On Smoked Aubergine Puree, Mashed Potato With Sweet Tomato And Macadamia Jus 02



Chargrilled Kangaroo Loin On Smoked Aubergine Puree, Mashed Potato With Sweet Tomato And Macadamia Jus 03



Chargrilled Kangaroo Loin On Smoked Aubergine Puree, Mashed Potato With Sweet Tomato And Macadamia Jus 04



Coopers Original Pale Ale is an Australian beer on tap here.

Coopers Original Pale Ale 01



Coopers Original Pale Ale 02



I loved the Honey, Cheese & Chili Bread which is ordered as a starter. Sweet, with a mildly spicy kick, and a satisfying crunch from the well toasted bread.

Honey, Cheese & Chili Bread 01



Honey, Cheese & Chili Bread 02



Honey, Cheese & Chili Bread 03






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