Nestled underneath Hugos Lounge in Kings Cross is Hugos Bar Pizza, providing a elegant yet relaxed dining experience. From sunken lounges to an open fireplace, to a gorgeous alfresco terrace for year-round dining, Hugo’s has all the seasons covered. The menu is home-style Italian serving some of the best pizza’s and cocktails in Sydney.
Tasting plate $38
We started off with a tantalising tasting plate, showcasing a variety of Hugo’s entrees. Made up of crispy and lightly battered calamari, a fresh and flavoursome fig salad, hearty Italian meatballs, and fresh Sydney rock oysters.
Raw yellow fin tuna, fresh chilli, extra virgin olive oil, warm char grilled crostini $16
When this first came to our table, I thought they may have gotten our order wrong. With the words “Umm we didn’t order bruschetta” moments from my lips, I was shocked to see those exquisite glossy red cubes were in fact fresh tuna. Chomping down a mouthful, I was delighted to find the fresh and simple flavour combo worked really well.
Lamb Ragu $34
I do love a ragu! The morsels of meal were generous and tender, soaking up all the flavour from the stock they were cooked in. This was like a meat and 3 veg dish all in one with the silky ribbons of pasta tying them all together.
Fig – fresh figs, crispy pancetta, gorgonzola, tomato and basil 26
One of my favourite pizzas in the Hugo’s menu. The excellent combo of sweet and savoury is a winner with the figs caramelising in the heat of the oven. The sharp surprise from the pungent gorgonzola keeps things very interesting while the tomatoes add a fresh finish.
Pork – slow roasted pork belly with sweet & sour onions, radicchio & buffalo milk mozzarella $28
Another great pizza, with melt-in-your-mouth pork belly adding that extra wow factor. I like how they keep the base thin and crispy, allowing the ingredients on top to shine.
Roasted baby chicken, eggplant, Jerusalem artichoke , dates, pomegranate, lemon jus $34
Succulent portions of chicken, cooked to a golden brown. The earthy flavours from the Jerusalem artichokes were my favourite, with the lemon jus giving the whole dish a little zing!
Lavender, honey crème brulee, roasted rhubarb $14
I usually find things flavoured with lavender turn out to taste like a bar of soap, so I was very surprised to find this quite tasty. The lavender is quite subtle, aromatically working in the background. The big flavour punch comes from the bottom layer of rhubarb with its sweet and sour flavour.
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Hugos Bar Pizza
Ground Level, 33 Bayswater Road,
Potts Point, Sydney
2 Hungry Guys dined as a guest