Chinese comfort food at Paddingtons East London [gallery]

03 June, 2016 by
Danielle Bowling

Located on the upper level of The London Hotel in Sydney’s Paddington, East London offers a menu inspired by both Shanghai and Sichuan cuisines.

Opening on 3 June, the Asian restaurant and bar offers a menu comprising dishes designed to be shared, and curated by executive chef Jack Steer (ex Press Club, Spice Temple, Chin Chin, China Doll, Rockpool Bar & Grill).

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East London will be open five nights a week, with menu highlights including drowned fish with dried chilli, shallot, bean sprout and chicken broth; grilled lamb neck with tofu skin, bean sprouts and chilli oil; wontons with bug meat, prawn, chilli and Sichuan pepper; and crispy Sichuan duck with pickled cucumber salad and five spice.

Seating 80 people, East London will also offer a range of Asian-inspired cocktails including the Samurai Spritz with aperol, yuzu sake, grapefruit, prosecco and soda; and the Sichuan Love with Havana three year old rum shaken with strawberries, Thai basil, palm sugar, lime juice and a hint of Sichuan pepper.

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The wine list features all Australian wines including those from Arras in Tasmania, Some Young Punks from Clare Valley and Juniper Estate in the Margaret River.

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Kung Pao brussels sprouts

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Crispy Sichuan duck

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Dan Dan noodles

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Hot and numbing pork belly

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Grilled cos lettuce

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Drowned fish

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Ocean trout sashimi

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Black pepper hanger steak

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Jack Steer

Images: Alana Dimou