Last weekend, some friends and I ventured into Surry Hills for my much anticipated Hen’s Night Dinner. I hired a private bus to transport us all into the city from the south-west and we arrived at El Bulli just in time (after a brief stopover in a pub) for our 8pm dinner reservation.
I chose the $47pp ‘Grupo de Amigos’ function menu for the evening which alluded to an array of delicious tapas dishes and a promise that there’d be plenty to go around. And there was!
From Patatas El Bulli (potatoes) to Totilla Espanola (spanish omelette) to Albdondigas con Tuco (meatballs) to Gambas al Ajillo (prawns with garlic, salt & pepper) and Mejillones en Salsa de Chili (chilli mussels) and a few other dishes there was definitely a lot of choice for those who don’t want to eat meat to those who don’t like seafood and this menu was well suited to our group.
El Bulli at Surry Hills offer a range of function menus for various budgets including desserts, but we were happy with the lower price menu. We topped off the night with a few jugs of white and red sangria. The service was very prompt and the waiters were friendly.. in fact my only criticism is that they were too prompt! Our food started to come out almost immediately after we were seated and I’d prefer to have had some time to chat and acquaint ourselves before we stuffed ourselves silly. I’d eaten here two times prior with a group of friends and didn’t experience this on those occasions.
We sighed over the food, bopped to the Latin band strumming in the background and sipped on our Sangrias… what a perfect Spanish night out!
El Bulli also has restaurants in Randwick and up the coast at Yamba.
Where? El Bulli Restaurant
504 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills
Ph: 9319 5199