Once I heard of The Australian, it became a must-visit for my partner and I when in NYC. As an Australian living abroad I was excited for some comfort food from home!
We were seated really quickly and The Australian had a great atmosphere inside. Lots of lively diners obviously having a great time. The Australiana decorating the walls was a nice touch and reminded me of home! The wait staff were very friendly, smiley and attentive to our table (maybe it was my Aussie accent?).
I enjoyed the chicken parma (as close to those of home as I've had overseas). It was followed with some pav - delicious but could've done with a bit less passionfruit sauce which was sickly-sweet.
Really like what The Australian is doing in New York City and recommend it to both New Yorkers and Australians who are after a little bit of Down Under in The Big Apple!