Even though I literally live around the corner from Sydney’s oldest sailing club, I finally went to their new restaurant called Foys. I had heard the Flying Squadron was Kirribilli’s gem of a drinking hole when I first moved to the area 18 months ago so when I went for a glass of wine back then, I remember thinking how great the place could be. It was really run down, very quiet and felt like it had massive potential. Fast forward 18 months later, I couldn’t believe how it had done a 360!
Walking into Foys, it was packed. With a modern boathouse themed interior, Sydney’s Flying Squadron had a touch of the Merrivale feel but with authenticity. They had done an amazing job!
I wasn’t only impressed with the makeover, the menu looked awesome and affordable which is rare for a Kirribilli restaurant. Nothing is over $30 unless you go for the share plate options ($33+)
My partner and I are both vegan so we ordered the baked eggplant dish ($23) with veggies on the side.
It was amazing and has to be one of the best vegan dishes I’ve had to date.
My partner’s mum ordered the classic fish & chips. We tried the chips and they were amazing, seriously competes with the best chips we’ve had to date!
We popped downstairs to check out the cafe and even though the options weren’t massively vegan friendly (lots of sandwiches options), it would be the best place for an after work drink.
Now I can proudly say THIS is Kirribilli’s gem, an absolute must visit if you’re in the area! You can catch a boat to Kirribilli Wharf and it’s a 5 minute walk down the road.
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