Neptune Palace Restaurant

This is a lovely Malaysian/Chinese Restaurant just across the road from the world famous Circular Quay in Sydney, Australia. The Restaurant has two levels, with large family sized circular tables as well as smaller intimate tables to accommodate couples. There is of course the mandatory lazy Susan on each round table, which more places need to get on board with because it makes sharing dishes more fun, and easy. The decoration is tasteful, I remember a lot of soothing blue swirly wall paper with splashes of gold here and there which suits the theme of the restaurant I guess and the atmosphere is great. When we were waiting for other family members to arrive the place was quite quiet, however it soon filled up and was buzzing with conversation.

The staff are all very attentive and it’s clear that they want to do their best to impress and cater to their customers. They immediately asked us if we wanted any drinks, which was great but we hadn’t yet had a chance to peruse the drinks menu…and there are a lot of drinks on offer at this place. Their wine list goes on for pages, with every single variety of wine you can think starting at low low prices and then going up to the more expensive items. They also  serve you everything, they’ll pour your drinks, put you napkin on your lap, put food one your place and serve you rice. This kind of makes me feel uncomfortable, but I know there are some people out there who like this so I thought I would pop that in there.

As a family we decided to order one of the banquets, Which had a number of dishes, mostly meaty with two vegetarian ones for my sister. You need to have a minimum of 6 people to order one of these banquets, once it arrives there is plenty to go around, but be quick because it’s so delicious everyone will want to snatch it all up for themselves. I swear I took my eyes of the dishes for 5 minutes to talk to my youngest sister and BAM no more food for me.

The banquet we got consisted of: Encik Kabin (Spicy Chicken Drumlets), Vegetable Spring Rolls, Sze Chuan Prawn, Salt and Pepper Squid, Kapitan Chicken, Mongolian Lamb, Stir Fry Beef and Snow Pea, Mixed Green Vegetables, Steamed Rice. I was supposed to come with Chinese Tea but that never came 😦

If you are up for a bit of fancy Malaysian/Chinese cuisine Neptune Palace Restaurant is the place to visit. After, why not work off all the food you just ate and take a stroll along the Quay and take in the majesty of the Harbor Bridge and Opera House.

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