Date of Visit: August 20 2013
Today I was introduced to Georges at Piccadilly in Sydney CBD by my family auditor (called George). One doesn’t get taken out to lunch by an accountant often, so I was curious to see where an accountant eats. Georges sits on the ground floor of a shopping centre, doing brisk business with silver-haired patrons. The hearty traditional menu is similar to the menu at Cosmopolitan Cafe in Double Bay I was told and they used to belong to the same owner. (FYI, Cosmopolitan is a rather posh cafe for the Double Bay set to rub shoulders when I was still at school, ‘whoever was anybody’ dines there).
Owner Leo, ever hard-working was on his feet making sure everything is in order.
Georges menu are traditional casual lunchtime fares consisting of sandwiches, melts, salads, steaks and seafood. Sandwiches and toasties are popular for the older ladies whereas the gentlemen preferred their heartier steaks or huge plates of fish and chips to go with a glass of vino.
I ordered Moussaka with a side salad. It was huge slab of minced meat and eggplants sandwiched between a potato base and the creamiest, thickest layer of belchamel cheese. It was slightly spiced, however leaning to sweet which I assume to cater for the older tastebuds. It was lovely nonetheless. With the temperature taking a sudden nose-dive today, the pipping hot moussaka was moreish, I guiltily finished it all.
Coffee, though was a tad weak and very milky to cater for its set of clientele.