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The Lansdowne Hotel - Phoenix Diner, Chippendale

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That filling lunch.


Does anyone remember The Lansdowne Hotel burning to the ground just over 12 months ago? The Phoenix Diner has become a re-birth. A true revolution, and a place for a cheap feed for Sydney uni students.



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The homely ambience


The ambience can be a bit hit and miss. The main area exuded a really weird smell, yet I loved the old school rustic feel. I ordered a Lemon Lime and Bitters, as well as a Vegetarian Burger. The staff member told me to wait, as she needed to find me a buzzer. All good, and I was expecting to pay more for my burger and drink; yet for only $9 a pop - my veggie supreme also came with some thick cut fries.



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The main bar downstairs


At the main bar, you can also help yourself to some water in patterned latte like cups. Meanwhile, my buzzer goes off. The penny dropped - I had to head upstairs. Luckily I got my drink downstairs, as the main cocktail bar is (apparently) only open for dinner.



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A rustic table


There is ample space to sit. It feels like a classical American style restaurant with friendly staff. There are even a few lounges to perch yourself on. Loved the Christmas infused fireplace. The green walls might strike a chord with a few people, yet it's not everyones cup of tea.



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About to tuck in, with my drink in tow.


Loved the drink, and cool tunes were playing in the background. The main filling was like a healthy, moist frittata with ample zucchini. The coleslaw infused salad (without the sauce) blended in nicely. There was a bit of haloumi cheese thrown in. Not sure how that would blend in with the frittata; however it certainly hit the spot. Could also taste some guacamole and aioli in there too. Quite a good dish, and extremely filling with the chips. They were cooked just right. Also loved the subtle brioche style bun.



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Plenty of space


That is lunch and dinner covered for one person for a day. Highly recommended, and they have great $10 dinner deals every Monday to Thursday. Why cook when you can eat on the cheap here.



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The goodness inside




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Quite cosy up here too




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A really cheap, quality feed.


Rating: 10/10

Where: The Lansdowne Hotel, 2-6 City Road Chippendale NSW
Why: Filling and cheap lunches
Cost: Lunch special $9 per person
When: Lunch special is valid between midday to 4pm daily.

Good for kids: No. Only suitable for ages 18
Take away: No

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# Burger Restaurants
# Pubs
# New Sydney Food Businesses November 2013
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