As a summer storm approached, we decided to go to Hurricane's Grill in Top Ryde without a booking.
Luckily enough we were seated in the beautiful alfresco dining area where we were spoiled with a southerly breeze. We ordered, and our waitress was most accommodating and very attentive.
Crunchy and full of flavour.
Our entrée was delivered a mere 10 minutes later. The salt and pepper calamari was outstanding. Piping hot, home made, crunchy and peppery. The only criticism was that there was no aioli as promised on the menu.
Tender, juicy and full of flavour - everthing you could ever want in a steak.
Within another 10 minutes, our mains arrived. No complaints, as my 350g sirloin steak was delivered how I asked; perfectly medium rare. It cut through like butter and it took me back to the days where I dined at Spigolo (now closed). The steak was juicy and full of that flame-grilled flavour, yum!
These ribs are a little messy to eat, but well worth the effort.
I was also privileged enough to taste the 1/2 rack of pork ribs. They were moist, with enough bite, but no tug and they were definitely not overdone as so many ribs can easily be. They were cooked to almost perfection and the sauce that accompanied the ribs was flavorsome enough, without being too heavy and killing the subtle taste of the meat.
With fast, friendly service and delicious food, Hurricane's Grill in Top Ryde is hard to beat.
Where: Shop R 3006 ground level, 109-129 Blaxland Road, Top Ryde City Shopping Centre, 2112.
Cost: When: Open every day for lunch from 12pm-3pm and for dinner from 5pm-10.30pm. (Friday and Saturday from 12pm-10.30pm.)
Good for kids: Can be loud, and not roomy. If your children are old enough to play outside near the fountain, then they will love it.
Take away: No, but doggy bags are more than welcome.