104 Willoughby Rd
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
I’m so so so pleased to have discovered a fantastic restaurant right near where I live! Located in the foodaholic delight’s area of Crows Nest, The Vineyard has a small glass-door entrance that transports you into a rustic vineyard when you enter. Vines and grapes hang from the ceilings and the atmosphere is the epitome of cosy and warm. We were seated quickly by the glass window and the waitress was efficient and friendly yet professional. She brought out a blackboard with their Specials, which meant Chris and I spent ages debating what to order.. everything on their menu just looked divine!
We ended up sharing 2 mains. The Spaghetti with fresh blue swimmer crabmeat, parsley, lemon & garlic was absolutely spectacular. The spaghetti was slippery and lightly salted, and came laden with sweet crab. And LOTS of it. Every mouthful was filled with the beautiful sea flavour of the crabmeat, basted in a sour/sweet light tomato gravy. It was one of the best seafood pastas I’ve had, and came in a lovely big helping. Absolutely brilliant!
Also had the Morroccan-spiced rump of lamb (served medium-rare) on sweet potato mash with wilted spinach & lemon, which I couldn’t resist since I’m currently obsessed with anything lamb. My only complaint with the dish was that I wish there was more lamb.. because it was fantastic! Meaty but tender and a beautiful pink on the inside, and I loved how the “Morroccan-spiced” outside gave it this lovely charcoal flavour.. mmmmmmmmm!! Oh it was divine :)~
We were really really happy with the food, ambience and service. Plus it’s great to find a really good Western restaurant so close-by, it’s just about the only one we’ve found so far in the local area. Will DEFINITELY be back!
Spaghetti with fresh blue swimmer crabmeat, parsley, lemon & garlic ($24)
Morroccan-spiced rump of lamb (served medium-rare) on sweet potato mash with wilted spinach & lemon ($27)
Close-up of spaghetti