336 Riley St
Surry Hills, NSW 2010
Forrester’s has been around in some form or fashion for over a century, and maybe it’s a great place to catch up with mates, or to have a cheeky Sunday sesh – I wouldn’t know. What I do know however is that it’s the home of The Big Yorkie – a plate-sized Yorkshire pudding filled with a full roast dinner, complete with trimmings. I may not know a good pub from bad, but a good roast is always worth leaving the house for in my books.
Rating: 12.5/20 – home of the big yorkie.
FYI: I don’t actually know if this place is any good. All I cared about was getting The Big Yorkie.
Isn’t it beautiful? And because it’s the depths of winter, The Big Yorkie ($32) got a Christmas in July makeover complete with turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce. And you know what? Not only is this not a gimmick, it’s actually a bang-up roast. The oft-overcooked bird was delectably succulent, the sides well-done, and the scoop of mash especially buttery. Best of all was the lake of gravy it came swimming in, which meant that once you were done with your roast, you were left with delightfully saucy pud at the bottom. And don’t forget a side of Mixed Leaf Lettuce, Chardonnay Vinaigrette ($8), which will provide stamina to help with polishing off the Yorkie.
To take the edge off the hunger whilst waiting for the Yorkie, a serve of Pea and Feta Fritters ($14), which were surprisingly light and moreish. The accompanying dip of chilli yoghurt is a fun take on the classic Aussie combination of sour cream and sweet chilli.