They have received many awards for the food they serve up. Combining asian and western cultures into their food, some signatures are the Sea Perch, Seafood Ice Experience, Duo of Tasmanian Milk Fed Lamb and many more.
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Excellent Sunday brunch - with surprises in every dish!
Osia really is one of those places that provides a very memorable Sunday brunch, with bursting a hole in your wallet. I had been searching for a value-for-money brunch that allows one to idle time away, yet indulge in an enjoyable meal - and that search ends with Osia. The only downside is the family-friendliness of this restaurant during Sunday brunches - the mood is anything but romantic, but altogether chaotic at times!
Osia Long Sunday Brunch features a semi-buffet along with one main dish of your choice. Now, this semi-buffet seems deceiving, as I had not ended up making use of the buffet at all. In fact, I had only requested one serving of each dish (apart from the foie gras!). The semi-buffet featured many dishes, but each stole the limelight as they arrive. Once you thought that you would be ordering more of foie gras, the fried oyster would then steal the limelight. It is one of the best semi-buffets I had tried in recent times.
The main course - in particular - Osia Brunch Plate - was equally stunning. Expect a simple fried egg to ooze joy and surprise with each bite. By the time I had reached dessert, I was simply too full to stomach a bite of it - and suffered from a food coma!
I would certainly return to Osia again - though it is definitely an indulgence to remember.
Family-friendly Fine Dining
Dining out with young kids is always tricky business. Fidgety children and fine dining do not a good combination make, but at Osia, they manage to make it work.
This is one of our favourite places to eat at when we want to bring the kids somewhere more fancy for a celebration. The restaurant has a few things going for it which I appreciate: (1) a kids' menu with good food (read: better options than just nuggets and sausages); (2) friendly staff who are accommodating and make the effort to engage my kids; (3) a large area just outside the restaurant for my kids to run around in when they get restless; and (4) YUMMY FLAT BREAD. Oh, how my kids love that flat bread! It is freshly baked in a stone hearth and arrives piping hot at the table. The kids just hoover it up.
Kids aside, I think adults will also enjoy the food. For starters, the Seafood Ice Experience is a favourite of mine. Essentially different types of sashimi paired with different fruit/vegetable granitas, these are interestingly served up in individual test tubes. My favourite one is the oyster with lychee martini ice. Mmmmm, nice. For the mains, the fish dishes have never disappointed, and their Lamb Short Loin and Neck is pretty good too. The desserts however aren't as memorable.
Osia isn't cheap but If you dine on Mon-Thurs night, they have pretty attractive pre-dinner set menu where you get 4 courses for $68++ per person. The only catch is that orders have to be placed between 6pm to 7.15pm. This is not a problem and in fact works well if you're dining with young kids because an early dinner is always preferable.
Overall, a good restaurant and you do get what you pay for.