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“Incredible Food - Service Hit & Miss”
Review of Peacock Trattoria

Peacock Trattoria
Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Kyle Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed March 5, 2014

The food here is incredible! I would recommend going there and having the chef's selection. Many highlights including the legendary duck salad, the fresh tuna and mini veal burgers. I like the fact it is BYO though can only be wine. It's a little annoying you can't enjoy a champagne too.

Service was friendly and fine (Not brilliant) until the end when we have a dessert debacle. My sister dropped her dessert, we informed the waiter and they cleaned it up but never brought another one. We asked for another dessert, saying we would pay for it. Over 30 minutes passed and still no dessert. We had to ask again and then she could only get a different dessert. None of us could understand the issue. Very annoying way to end a lovely night.

Many I've spoken to have said they find the service hit and miss. So go and enjoy the food but be prepared for things to go sour for no reason!

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Reviewed February 27, 2014

No matter where you live - north, east or west you must come south for what is indeed a rare find in the suburbs. Peacock Trattoria can be found in southern Sydney and around the sleepy part of Kyle Bay alongside four retail shops so it is well located away from any competition.

For the curious, I must point out that a peacock is also known as a male peafowl, which is a species of flying birds in the genus Pavo of the pheasant family. The male is called a peacock, the female a peahen, and the offspring peachicks. That said, a 'trattoria' (Italian pronunciation ‘trattoˈria’) is an Italian-style eating establishment, less formal than a ristorante, but more formal than an osteria. In this sense, Peacock Trattoria is aptly named as it is casual yet displays touches of upmarket qualities as evidenced by the extensive menu.

On our visit we decided to try the ‘Trust the Chef’ option, which is offered for bookings of six or more guests. The menu varies but can include the crispy duck salad, white anchovy pizza, salmon crab cakes with fennel salad, baked figs with gorgonzola, roast pork with potato mash and capsicum and a chocolate brownie and banana mousse desert that is topped off with, on this night, a little doughnut. A great night and worth every penny.

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2  Thank Greg B
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Reviewed February 8, 2014

What a great find tucked away just a short distance from home. Fabulous meal, great staff and service, decor vibrant. We had the 'trust the chef' meal - amazing. Could find no fault with the meal at all - just the right balance of tastes and flavours with cheeky staff to liven up the night. Funky and personal!

1  Thank Stuart F
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

We went to Peacock Trattoria and it was amazing! The food is brilliant! It's tasty, quick, nice and YUMMY! Peacock Trattoria's walls are covered with vibrant colourful paintings that lift up everyone's mood. It is great place to go regardless of the time of dining. Lunch, dinner and breakfast are all brilliant!

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Reviewed January 16, 2014

Concise, clean and simple menu - Pig, Cow, Chicken, Lamb, Veal, Pasta, Pizza, 'Trust The Chef'.

My brother (a regular) said just trust what they do it and don't worry about the rest of the dish description - And so I did - And so it turned out to be absolutely outstanding. As good as anything you would get in a high-end restaurant in London, New York or Paris.

I had the cow and every element of what was served was so deliberately thought out and worked so well. Mouthwatering and totally satisfying - What more can you ask for?

I tasted other dishes on the table (Pig & Chilli Roasted Pork Pizza) and they were equally delicious.

The 'gunvor' is indeed a proper guvnor - I can see he may confuse/phase anyone too easily offended, but for us he is spot on - Takes the stuffy edge off fine dining and makes you feel at home.

Fantastic night - Thank you so much.

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1  Thank Mdubya
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