During Good Food Month the restaurants that make up the Southgate precinct are showcasing their signature dishes from 1-30 November. The dishes range from steak to scallops, from $20 to $35, so there’s something to suit everyone. You could even try a dish from one restaurant then move onto the next venue in a DIY progressive lunch or dinner!
It caters for a business crowd during the day and theatre-going crowd at night (their pre-theatre menu is particularly good value). The food demonstrates a strong Italian influence and hence their signature dish is a velvety scallop, prawn, cauliflower risotto topped with some crispy proscuitto ($30).
Moving onto Miyako, the Japanese restaurant’s signature dish was surprisingly not particularly Japanese given that their menu generally follows the straight-and-narrow route of Japanese cuisine.
The deboned and chargrilled spatchcock with creamy sweet potato mash ($33.50) was more akin to a dish you’d find in a Mod Oz restaurant, though it was finished with an intense teriyaki sauce as a nod to some Japanese influence. I found the rosemary oil too overpowering and quite odd combined with the soy-based teriyaki, so I would actually recommend asking for the dish without it.
You have until 30 November to enjoy a signature dish from Southgate’s participating restaurants at either lunch or dinner and if you order the signature dish during a weekday lunch Monday-Friday you can enter the draw to win a Southgate Dinner voucher for you and three friends. Bon appetit!
Miyako, UR2 Upper Level, Southgate Arts & Leisure Precinct, +61 3 9699 9201