World Square is nestled within a shopping, business and impressive high rise residential pocket in Sydney’s CBD. A relatively new space to Sydney but it’s already housing an impressive list of great restaurants, one of which serves up delectable modern Chinese cuisine glamorous surrounds – China Republic.
The space is large and over two levels, catering for intimate occasions or larger functions. There is an impressive bar and even a koi pond. The lighting is dark and moody, with spotlights on a beautiful collection of intriguing decorative pieces – each with a backstory and representing some historical significance.
For a look through their menu, take a look at the website
There is an impressive list of interesting cocktails to choose from, and the attentive staff are more than happy to oblige with mixing up a concoction tailored to you. Oh, and they are not afraid to use some fire, so you can kick back and watch some cocktail theatrics with dinner.
The process of preparation is long and complicated: the duck is boiled, hung to dry, glazed, hung to dry again for 24 hours, roasted on a rotisserie and then flambéed just before serving. There’s an assortment of side dishes that go with the Peking duck, including: white sugar to dip the crispy skin in, garlic paste, shallot, cucumber and sweet bean paste, pickled cucumber, Chinese mustard and purple onion.
For dessert, I was I was hooked on their mango ice cream in sago pudding. If you want a sampler of a few sweet treats, they have scrumptious share plates too.
World Square Shopping Centre
680 George St. Sydney NSW 2000
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