We made budget plus other KPIs at work, so work FINALLY shouted dinner for the team, and could choose a restaurant. Someone suggested to go here, and I haven't been here before and it's close to home. The venue looked really pretty, even at night, so I guess that's why they also cater for weddings/events here.
Strawberry and cranberry mocktail-$13
Garlic bread was baked well with a good crunch and slathered in butter. Not healthy but still tasted nice.
Balmain Bugs with fettuccine-$48
It was a relatively big portion, was only expecting 1 not 2. It was cooked well, juicy and moist. I guess it could have been more fresh, but this place isn't near the sea, so it's expected. I'm not a big fan of tomato sauce based pasta, but luckily this one wasn't too acidic. Pasta was cooked al dente, but there was some liquid at the bottom with slightly mixed water and soup which was a bit odd. It was hard digging the pasta out between the lobster shells. The other dishes on the table was a lamb shank which also had a good portion, sirloin steak but was quite small, risotto was decently sized, and a seafood platter which was grilled so apparently it was a bit overcooked. The platter wasn't that big either for $48, you get 4 scallops, some prawns, and a bit of fish.
So glad I chose the tiramisu (posting this a few months later, and now the tiramisu is $16). Presentation just a tad tacky with the chocolate sauce drizzle, but the tiramisu is one of the best I've had. Not too much chocolate/sweetness, but can taste the mascarpone cream, bit of alcohol and coffee flavour. You could also see real vanilla specks in the ice-cream. The chocolate cigar was just filled with chocolate, and made the dish a bit too sweet.
Apparently this restaurant is owned by an Indian family, but cooking modern Italian food. I wouldn't mind coming back to try the pastas/risottos/pizzas. My colleagues had the grilled seafood plate, which was apparently overcooked and rubbery (so wouldn't recommend), but apparently the steaks were cooked perfectly.