Boscage - Surry Hills

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It is no longer a surprise to hear there's a new cafe recently opened at the heart of Sydney's brunch scene, Surry Hills. Serving modern Australian cuisine, Boscage makes everything in-house from scratch which means they bake all the breads and pastries and even smoking the salmon themselves!

There are a few tables and benches if you prefer to sit outside or you'll find inside a quite large dining space with warm and earthy vibe from all the use of wooden furnitures, natural light from the tall glass doors, as well as an open kitchen.

We started the much awaited catch up with this Lavender, Cucumber and Elderflower Housemade Soda. It was refreshing and the crisp taste of cucumber was very much the dominant flavour. The combination of lavender and elderflower gave a subtle unique scent, the yellow lemony colour to this drink and for sure it was light and clean on the palate with a lightly acidic finish.

Their Hot Chocolate was smooth and not to sweet, but the texture, unfortunately, wasn't creamy and velvety enough for my liking.

As we heard some good reviews about their Housemade Gnocchi, we really wanted to try and the chef was kind enough to make it for us although it wasn't their lunch hour yet (Note: their lunch menu starts at 12pm)! 

The pan-fried gnocchi had a slightly crisp exterior and soft-pillow like on the inside and it was served together with the tender pork shanks, juicy Oyster Mushroom Ragout, Pecorino Cheese, and aromatic and decadent Truffle Salsa. This dish was oozing with flavourful sauce but it became quite heavy and a tad oily in our opinion at the end of the meal.

I was determined to try their House Smoked Flaked Salmon with Potato Rosti but we were told they ran out of the smoked salmon that day so we opted for their Chorizo Scotch Egg instead.

I know scotch egg is quite a challenging dish as you're talking about well-cooked sausage with a runny yolk in the centre, but Boscage nailed it! The perfect scotch egg was coated in crusty bread crumb and served together with meltingly tender braised beans and crunchy pickled salad. 

Shop 15, 425 Bourke Street, Surry Hills
Opening Hours:
6.30am - 3.30pm daily
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    1. Yes they were! But I enjoyed their gnocchi more than this one thou =)


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