Ragu, Westfield level 5, Sydney CBD

We had a pretty nice meal at Janus the previous week and so decided to try our luck at Westfield CBD food level again. This time we tried Ragu. Located on level 5 and serving Italian cuisine, it always seems to be pretty busy.

This night there were already a number of large and small tables dining although you can also get takeaway, we chose to have the table service. Service was good but unfortunately the dishes were a bit lacking. I like to think I'm pretty fair to generous when providing my thoughts on food - so here I was truly disappointed at some of the dishes.

Anitpasto caldo for two - $24 - selection of arancini, fried polenta, calamari and prawns and fried mozzarella - A nice start to the meal - some say it would be a bit unhealthy and no doubt they would be right if the amount of oil and batter left on the wooden serving board was any indication. But Fat Friday means we love this crispy platter of seafood goodness.

Roast chicken stuffed with mushroom served with baked potato - $21.50 - This sounded nice on the menu and we saw the table next to us were eating this and it looked really good. So when the below dish came out, we were truly disappointed. One sad half of a chicken breast and a thin slate of roast potatoes on the side on a pool of oil. The chicken was so incredibly overcooked some parts were literally hard as rock - I could not get my knife or fork into the chicken at all! Where I could the meat was dry and tough - almost like jerky. Not really worth the price and to top things off, the other table looked over and commented that they received a full (2 pieces) chicken breast when they ordered it - WTF?!

Beef tortellini in cherry tomato sauce - $17 - The pasta here was over cooked and as you might tell, seriously lacking in sauce. The best part of the dish was the cherry tomatoes which were fresh and juicy with the perfect amount of tang and sweetness.

Maybe we went on a bad night, but this wasn't a great meal =(

Ragu Pasta & Wine Bar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


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