Oriole @ Pan Pac Service Suites along Somerset Road is opened by the same people who brought you Whitebait & Kale @ Camden, which has seen closed down. Oriole also has a sister restaurant (higher end steak house) next to it in the same building.
The cafe is pretty dark, but it has a very relaxed mood and almost all diners here are below 30 years old, machiam like a hangout place for young adults.
The menu is pretty restricted, so diners don't get much choice here during meal times.
Hand cut fries with herbs, garlic and salt. This is too salty for my liking. Fries is quite soft, but is not crispy outside. More like stir-fried potato sticks.
This is braised beef pasta. The beef is very tender and absorbed the sauce well. However, after eating almost half of it, one tends to get a bit bored of the taste. Best if this is shared among friends.
Steak sandwich. This is good stuff. The beef is pan fried with capsicum and onions. However, the bread is a bit soggy.
Honey Crumble Affogato - There is a shot of Espresso added to the dessert of honeycomb crunch and Vanilla ice-cream. A unique dessert, only for those who likes the stick honeycomb.
I like the lobby of the Pan Pac Service Suites. Very classy. My next review will be on the steak restaurant opposite of Oriole.
Oriole Cafe & Bar
96 Somerset Road
Pan Pacific Serviced Suites
Tel: 6238 8348