Queenie’s - The Forresters, Surry Hills

Happy New Year! :) Hope you all had a wonderful 2012 and may 2013 be an even great year x 
Just to recap my whereabouts for the past few weeks:
My entire Christmas and New Years break was such a whirlwind! I felt as though I didn’t even have time to wind-down and catch my breath, hence the lack of blogs ^^” After coming back from a short trip to Cairns with friends, I had Christmas party after party! A shout-out to some of the great places in Cairns that I would recommend/go again to: Marlin Cove Resort - Trinity Beach, Raging Thunders White Water Rafting - Tully River (seriously so much fun!), L’Unico Trattoria - Trinity Beach, and Blue Moon Grill - Trinity Beach. Post Christmas I went on a family (the boy included ^^) road trip to Hunter Valley to see the Christmas lights at Hunter Valley Gardens which were spectacular! I think the lights get taken down at the end of January so if you have time to go check it out, I highly recommend that you do :) Oh and I had an amazing New Years Eve beginning with a boozy seafood BBQ at a friend’s brother’s bachelor pad complete with a panoramic city skyline view. Following with Harbour Party - Luna Park which could not have been better! Even got to see the 9PM fireworks on the ferris wheel, man were we lucky - can’t beat that view!
nye harbour party 2012 
I love January :D Summer, cocktails, beach, and my birthday! hehe birthday month celebrations 
One of the last few places I visited before heading to Cairns was Queenie’s in Surry Hills with Miss K & Miss L (also bumped into some familiar faces). Located inside The Forresters pub on the second floor, it’s a mix of kitschy-retro with reggae remix beats that keeps you in awe with the surroundings. 
Menu at Queenie’s - The Forresters
queenie's the forresters

Complimentary spiced cucumber nibbles - this was a kick in the throat for me! I can’t handle spicy food :(
Bammies - Pulled pork & pineapple $7 each
I did some research and found out that bammies are a traditional Jamaican flatbread but at Queenie’s it’s deep fried so it’s crisp and curls up on the sides - a bit like a taco! All three of us gravitated towards the pulled pork option instead of the prawn. Really delicious though a tad pricey but it’s always good to treat yourself once in a while :)
Sugar Mamma Cocktail - Rum, sugar cane juice, lime, ginger beer $10
Light in alcohol but very easy to drink and a good balance of sweet & sour. 
Fried plantain w/ chilli salt & spiced mayo $8
I was quite excited about these when ordering but sad to say they were quite bland. Just not what we expected.. the only dish we barely touched.
Bbq jerk corn w/ coconut $8
Very saucy! Juicy & buttered corn cobs smothered in spiced mayo and rolled in toasted dessicated coconut. Delicious but you might want to scrap off a bit of the mayo.
Calypso coffee ribs w/ tropical cauliflower $15
Tender ribs that were slightly charred on the outside and fell right off the bone. 
Bbq jerk chicken w/ jungle slaw $18 
Some of the wings were a bit over-charred but once the charred/burnt parts were scraped off, it was actually quite good. The crunchy jungle slaw was tossed in spiced mayo.
Jerk pork burger w/ pineapple salsa, sweet potato fries & spiced mayo $18
We tore into this burger like ravenous vultures! Seriously one of the best I’ve had in a while! Slightly toasted soft sesame seed bun, crispy and gloriously mouthwatering jerk pork slab, all tied together with a sweet and spicy pineapple salsa. And a mention to the best sweet potato fries I’ve ever encountered! Deliciously moreish must-order :)

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