Fresh food shouldn’t cost the earth. And here at Vapiano, it doesn’t.
A totally unique dining experience where your food and drink’s are made at different stations while you wait. Get a drink from the bar, visit the fresh pizza, pasta or salad station. Swipe your Vapiano credit card at each station and pay at the end. Remove the hassle out of split bills and stay as long as you want. How wonderful!
Table for 2…
With a carefully selected range of great Aussie wines, why not share a glass or two. Or bottle (or two).
Always a crowd pleaser. This Chambord laden aperitif was sweet and fun.
Apple and Cinnamon Mojito
Made with apples, rum, fresh mint, lime and cinnamon this cocktail really inspires the spirit of spring with the spices of autumn.
Antipasti – Selection of meats, Parmesan, buffalo mozzarella, mixed olives, sun-dried tomatoes, pesto basilico, bruschetta ($15.90)
Always a fantastic way to start a meal, Vapiano’s antipasti board was full of amazing goodies to pick at. Personally, anything that brings me and fresh buffalo mozzarella together is a winner in my eyes, but what I was really blown away with is how fresh and tasty everything was, especially the home made chiabata bread.
Carpaccio – Thinly sliced rare beef fillet, fresh mushrooms, homemade tangy sauce, parmesan shavings and rocket ($14.90)
This was actually one of the best carpaccios I’ve ever had, and that’s saying a lot in comparison to some fine dining restaurants. The meat was, as you could have guessed, cut super thin and lightly drizzled in a tangy cream sauce with scattered mushrooms, parmesan cheese and a rocket salad. What I was most impressed with is that despite all the toppings the meat still managed to retain its wonderful flavour.
Our hardest decision of the night was choosing from the massive range of home-made fresh pastas. Choose from spaghetti, fusilli, penne, conchiglie, campanelle, ravioli, tagliatelle or parpadelle.
One of the best things about Vapiano is that you get to watch your food being made. Now I know what you’re thinking “Are you cray cray? I’m not waiting all that time!” But the beauty of Vapiano is that everything is so fresh it only takes a little over 90 seconds to get a bowl of freshly made pasta.
Ravioli Con Carne – Homemade ravioli with Bolognese filling in light tomato cream sauce ($18.90)
What a plate of pasta! The plump pasta parcels (say that three times) are filled with a delicious Bolognese filling and cooked in a simple and light tomato cream sauce. Sprinkled with a generous helping of cheese, this dish made for some very good eating.
Fun Fact : Every Vapiano has their own custom-made pasta making machine valued at $60,000.
Fun Fact: In every single Vapiano restaurant there is always a live olive tree. Used to symbolize the Mediterranean roots of the company and the freshness of every ingredient they use.
Vapiano’s extensive range of pizzas are made to order my some very skilled hands.
Bianco – Rosemary roasted sliced potato, garlic, white cream sauce and mozzarella ($15.90)
I do love a good cream based pizza and this one really reiterated that for me. The crust was crunchy yet chewy, as good pizza crust should be, and the flavour combo of the potato, rosemary and mozzarella worked really well together.
White Chocolate Cheesecake’ with Salted Caramel ($5.90) and Honeycomb & Death by Chocolate Cake
What a way to finish a meal! Vapiano definitely caters to those with a sweet tooth. First up is a silky and rich white chocolate cheese cake with gooey salted caramel and a generous helping of honeycomb crumbs. This was a real OMMMGGG moment, and kind of embarrassing one for us being two grown ass adults having a domestic over who gets the bigger portion. I can tell why this dessert is going from a special to a permanent menu item (Shhhh! you didn’t hear that from us). Next was the Death by Chocolate Cake. A killer of a cake and a chocoholic’s dream, the name of this dessert indicates just how unashamedly rich it is.
Vapiano’s fun and vibrant interior screams nature with their wooden furnishings, herb garden and potted trees.
With more than 135 restaurants in 26 countries. They must be doing something right.
Cnr King St & York St,
Sydney, NSW 2000