Friday, July 27, 2012

Ribs & Rumps - North Ryde

Hubby and I chose to catch the new Batman movie on the night it was released in Australia. We had also decided to give me a night off from cooking and to grab a bite from somewhere before the movie started. A quick flick through our Entertainment book for places near Top Ryde led us to Ribs & Rumps at North Ryde. I hadn't expected it to be packed out... but it was completely PACKED OUT.

The asthetics of the restaurant, with it's glass, wooden floors, hard walls etc meant that noise just reverberated everywhere. Yes it gives off that 'lively' vibe but it also means that you have to yell at the person next to you. The noise, along with our almost friendly waiter's heavily accented English meant that we generally asked him to repeat anything he said twice or three times - and STILL not understand what he had said.

Hubby and I were starving and greedy to try all the ribs at this place. So, he went for a combo of pork ribs, lamb ribs and a 220g rump steak ($46.95), and I opted for a full rack of beef ribs ($38.95). It was indeed a meaty meal with zilch greens. (we were in a hurry to catch the movie and hence, didn't trust the busy kitchen enough to order more than just mains). The pork ribs were really quite tasty. The coating was smoky and barbequey and the meat was tender enough. Hubby liked his lamb ribs (maybe cos he hadn't had them for ages), and the rump steak was a decent medium rare. Nothing too crazily awesome, but none too bad either.
Lamb ribs, pork ribs and 220g rump combo - $46.95
The beef ribs were meaty and very beefy in flavour. It was again, succulent and tender enough and the sauce coating on top was sticky and barbequey and tasty. I ordered mine with chisp and the chips were actually cooked quite well - crispy golden outside, fluffy innards.
Beef Ribs (full rack) - 38.95
So I guess that the food here is decent. I do recommend that a salad or some greens be ordered if you do come, as after a while, all the meat starts tasting the same and gets a tad boring. It is a crazily "lively" atmosphere so probably not the place for an intimate D&M evening.

Food - 7.5/10
Service - 6/10
Ambiance - 6/10
Value for money - 6.5/10
Overall - 26/40

Ribs & Rumps (North Ryde)
11 Talavera Road
North Ryde
NSW 2113
Tel: (02) 9805 1199

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