Isn't it great when you go to a restaurant with no great expectations and it turns out to be an absolute winner? Well thats what happened to us with the Riverview Hotel. Every time we go to Sydney we try a different Gastro pub in the hope of finding a little gem - even though some have been good, none compare to this place. Fantastic, superb, great all words that spring to mind.
The staff especially the manager was helpful but not pushy, good gastro pubby atmosphere upstairs (we went on a saturday night and downstairs was pumping) and the food - well it was brilliant. My wife though that the fig salad was the best fig salad she had ever had. Mains were also excellent (I had the pie and she had the Barramundi) and reasonably priced (for Sydney) and even though we don't normally have dessert, we shared one just to see what it was like (we had the lemon curd) and it was also great. When we are back in Sydney later this year we will definitely revisit and bring some locals who haven't discovered it yet.