Lolli Redini, Orange, NSW

Squid ink risotto with ocean trout

Squid ink risotto with ocean trout

Our recent trip to Orange was made more memorable because of so many great restaurants, serving good, honest food with the freshest of local ingredients.

Lolli Redini, Orange

Lolli Redini, Orange

One such restaurant is Lolli Redini, which has been award with a Chef’s hat in the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide. Mysaucepan booked this restaurant well ahead of our trip to ensure we got to sample the dishes which have been the talk of Sydney town.

Al fresco dining at Lolli Redini, Orange

Al fresco dining at Lolli Redini, Orange

We were deciding whether to dine outside under a beautiful magnolia but looming clouds overhead and a slightly windy day made us opt for a cosy table in the warm  interiors of the dining room.

Dining room at Lolli Redini, Orange

Dining room at Lolli Redini, Orange

The waitress gave us a table with seats along the wall and we had big lush cushions for added comfort. We were surprised to be the first party at around noon and thought it might be a less busy lunch session. Within the next 45 minutes, diners started streaming in and by 1 pm, the restaurant was in full throttle.

A starter of squid ink risotto with seared ocean trout was a great introduction to the skill and artistry of the chef – the intensity of the squid ink beautifully balanced with the lightness of the seared ocean trout and deep fried shredded leeks.

Beef cheeks with potato gratin and horse radish

Beef cheeks with potato gratin and horse radish

A beef cheeks and potato gratin were tender and unctuous, the potato gratin firm yet creamy and ending with kick of horseradish cream.

Roasted pork belly and broad beans

Roasted pork belly and broad beans

Roasted pork belly could do with a bigger portion but the skin was crisp and the meat yielding, with just the right vegetables to ring in spring – broad beans.

Turkish delight

Turkish delight

The turkish delight was a surprising tower of rose-syrup spiced parfait, sandwiched between two sweet and crunchy meringue, topped with tart raspberry ice cream.

Baileys and chocolate mousse

Baileys and chocolate mousse

The baileys and chocolate mousse was a rich finish to the meal, topped with a layer of peanut toffee crunch.


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48 Sale street
Orange, New South Wales 2800
(02) 6361 7748

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16 Responses to Lolli Redini, Orange, NSW

  1. It is true that food can often be the highlight of travelling! All those dishes look gorgeous and sound very tasty too.

  2. Such a great selection of dishes! I really want to visit Orange!

  3. What an interesting array of dishes!

  4. nasi lemak says:

    We had a somewhat less than impressive response when we went there, perhaps it was an off day for the staff & cooking team but am glad they are back to their best.

  5. JasmyneTea says:

    Oh wow, that turkish delight is calling my name – must visit Orange!

  6. Owwhhhh, I used to go to school in Orange so I know the place well, but I’m sure I never went to this place. It would have been SO worth it just for the sweets, awesome huh :)

  7. We ate here when we stayed at Orange and really enjoyed the food! It has a nice welcoming atmosphere to it too:)

  8. diana says:

    Oh dear, suddenly I have a craving for squid black ink because I simply like seafood very much.

  9. Squid ink pasta is on my to-try list. You are blessed to be able to try so many food!

  10. Hmmm looks so delicious! I’d love to order beef cheeks and potato gratin. But… TOO FAR!!!! Maybe will you recreate the dish for me? Haha. Thanks for sharing!

  11. sugarpuffi says:

    that must be the prettiest turkish delight ive ever seen!

  12. This place looks so cute and I love the turkish dessert.

  13. JohannaGGG says:

    this place looks great – we are thinking of a trip to orange so I was excited to see a place in a town I might be able to visit – have that baileys mousse stack on my wish list now

  14. Carolyn Jung says:

    The pork belly looks incredible. And the Turkish Delight definitely was creative.

  15. Susan says:

    the beef cheeks look awesome. I love going out to nice restaurants for lunch.

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