Last Friday I met my friends Andrey and Bonnie for lunch at The Sebel’s restaurant Townhouse. Andrey works not too far away so sometimes he has the $10 lunch special there. A meal plus a soft drink in a good looking hotel restaurant doesn’t sound bad at all, does it?
The options were steak sandwich, vegetarian quiche (spinach & sundried tomato) and stir fried chicken and veggies. Andrey and Bonnie chose the steak sandwich and I the vegetarian quiche. Andrey had a couple of beers (at lunchtime they have the “happy hour” price: $3).
We sat down at one of the tables with comfortable red leather chairs until our order was ready. Both dishes had potato chips and a salad made with old mixed leaves (some of them were already black and soggy) and a few halves of cherry tomatoes.
It was clear that the steak sandwich was the best deal of all. On one hand, all the other customers in the restaurant were having sandwiches, too. On the other, my slice of quiche was really small and the quiche was bland and only had a thin slice of sundried tomato and a 1 cm cube of cheese inside (which I treasured as my last bite).
Thankfully they decided to fill the plate (and my belly) up with chips. Otherwise I would have starved.
The Sebel Surry Hills
28 Albion Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
(02) 9289 0000