Rainford Street Social Brings Back Breakfast

Head chef Ben Orpwood gives us the lowdown on the new breakfast menu.

Lisa Omagari
Published on February 26, 2013
Updated on December 08, 2014

If you've been to Rainford Street Social before, you'll know three things: that the place is brought to us from the team behind Toko Surry Hills, that the menu is big on contemporary takes of classic bistro dishes and that the place packs out fast. You'll also know that is saddened many to discover that soon after opening, their breakfast menu was axed.

Until now, that is. The Crown Street establishment is re-introducing breakfast from Saturday onwards, and Rainford's head chef Ben Orpwood is expecting hot demand.

"I think that in Sydney, breakfast and brunch in some ways tend to be of greater importance than dinner for a lot of people," says Orpwood. "I really have no idea where the obsession came from … I imagine it's just a lifestyle thing. Sydney is at its spectacular best first thing in the morning – why waste it?"

So what are we actually getting this time round? Think smoked salmon and truffled scrambled eggs, a pastrami and Emmental croissant melt, a knickerbocker muesli, as well as bread and butter French toast dished up with a banana and maple extravaganza.

But Orpwood's pick is the 'Matty Chorizo Roll'. "For most people, there is nothing better than a sausage wrapped in a bit of puff pastry. Named after one of our regulars who must have gone through his own body weight of these beauties when we did them first time round." We say, good on you Matt!

"On the drinks front, The Bloody Bull is quite an interesting drink made with beef jerky-infused Jameson, beef consomme, and fresh tomato juice. Unusual, but fantastic!" says Orpwood.

Rainford Street Social's breakfast menu relaunches on Saturday, 2 March, and will be served until 2pm each weekend.

500 Crown Street, Surry Hills; 02 9357 2573; www.rainfordstreetsocial.com.au

Published on February 26, 2013 by Lisa Omagari
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