We chanced upon this restaurant at the last Multicultural Festival we went to earlier in the year. At the time, we were too full to stop to try out their meals, as they were unfortunately located a little too out of the way from the rest of the food stalls. So we've always been meaning to try it but didn't get around to do it until last weekend.
Digress offers an Italian-Indian fusion meals - nothing like we've ever had before. I think that the restaurant needs to do a lot more advertising or at least have a bigger signage outside the premise, because really, unless you really want to go in, it's not very inviting. Also, I'm always on the lookout for such a quirky and different type of restaurant, and yet I have never actually seen any advertisement about this place. Had we not seen them at the festival, we wouldn't know about them.
The meatball linguine was mine and man, it was TASTY! Loads of melt-in-your-mouth meatballs with spicy vindaloo-style sauce and al-dente pastas. This dish totally blew my mind! It was spicy enough to get that nice tingle in your mouth, but it doesn't build up to a point of tears in your eyes like vindaloo normally is. The serving size was good too, in fact, I didn't quite finish my meal. However, since it was awesome, I actually asked for my left-overs to take away. I would definitely go back for more of this!
E had the gnocci, and we both liked it. The gnocci didn't have quite the same texture as Italian gnocci, they were slightly more firm and less "chewy" but the curry sauce totally worked with it. The serving size of this dish wasn't as good as the others, but E was satisfied.
Our other friends said that they liked their dishes, unfortunately I didn't get to try their risotto nor their mango chicken linguine. However, like I said, I will definitely go back to Digress, so I'm sure I will get the chance. We were in a bit of a rush for dinner, so we didn't stay for dessert nor have the time for entrees. So next time, I'm definitely going to have a go at them.
If you're on the lookout for a new quirky and different restaurant, with great service, please give Digress a try - it's really good! :)
Digress Restaurant and Lounge
ph: 02 6248 6952 / 6248 6183
11 Akuna St
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