ARTISAN: Head chef Scott McLean with hot breads fresh out of the oven. – Picture by Jonathan CarrollCARRINGTON PLACE
Nanjing Night Net

Address:132 Young Street, Carrington

Open: Lunch Tuesday to Sunday, Dinner Tuesday to Saturday. Weekend breakfast from 8.30am

Phone: 49611116

Website: www.carringtonplace南京夜网.au

Owned by:Scott and Jennifer Webster

Head Chef: Scott McLean

IT’S well worth taking a trip ‘‘overseas’’ to Carrington Place to have a drink, a nibble or maybe more at the pub which earned a Two Schooner rating from the Sydney Morning Herald Good Pub Food Guide 2012.

Husband and wife Scott and Jennifer Webster, draw on their extensive hospitality experience to run the dining room, known for its excellent service.

The couple’s two daughters also work at Carrington Place, and Scott said ‘‘keeping it in the family’’ maintained high standards.

Artisan flat bread: black olive, basil and tomato pesto ($6); roast garlic butter and parmesan ($6); sliced salmon and chive sour cream ($12); smoked chicken, rocket and aioli ($12); prosciutto and zatar spice ($12).

Starters: roast beetroot carpaccio with goat’s cheese, micro cress salad and aged balsamic ($14); rockmelon, sliced prosciutto, pea sprouts and aged balsamic ($15); duck liver parfait, apple cranberry jelly and grilled toasties ($16); veal and pistachio terrine with baby cornichons and tomato onion marmalade ($16); tempura zucchini flowers with four cheeses and lemon ($16); creamed garlic king prawn and spinach “hot pot” ($18); Fremantle octopus, lentils and warm vinaigrette ($20); Port Lincoln king prawns, crisp fried with sweet plum dip ($24).

Pasta: (entree/main sizes) veal and mushroom risotto with buttered thyme and rocket ($18/$22); sweet potato gnocchi with sundried tomato, spinach and pinenuts ($18/$22); slow roasted lamb shank tortellini with chives and burnt sage butter ($20/$26); spaghettini pasta, chilli tomato, crab meat and chives ($22/$28).

Fish: panko crumbed barramundi with hand cut sweet potato chips ($24); lemon pepper crusted yellowfin tuna steak with roasted pumpkin and feta cheese salad ($26); farmed salmon fillet, tandoori spice, eggplant puree and cucumber raita ($28).

From the stone hearth grill: (served with house fries and vegetables) Berkshire pork loin cutlet, caramelised apples and raisins ($29); white Pyrenees double lamb chops ($32); centre cut grain fed eye fillet with roasted wood mushrooms ($34); cattlemans rib eye steak ($45).

Drinks: A wide selection of drinks including cocktails, beers, wines by the glass and bottle.