Earlier today I published my review of the Park Hyatt Sydney, a tremendous waterfront hotel in Sydney.
But I know many of you are like me: you love nice hotels using points, but don’t want to spend the money to dine at the hotel for lunch and dinner (unless of course there is a club lounge…let’s be honest). It’s not that the food isn’t great. It’s that a five-star hotel charges five-star prices, which can eat up much of your cost savings using points.
Just around the corner from the Park Hyatt Sydney is a restaurant called Fratelli Fresh. It’s a chain restaurant, with seven locations in Sydney.
A reservation is highly recommended. We chanced it and ending up waiting about 30 minutes at 8pm…
The menu was written on a chalkboard and many items were already out. I still enjoyed a tremendous pasta bolognese with salad followed by schnitzel…simple comfort food. Pizza was also a big component of the menu.
A full coffee bar is also available.
I hope you Australian readers won’t view this as my Olive Garden review (an 85-year restaurant critic for the Grand Forks Herald wrote a glowing review of the new Olive Garden in town only to see it go viral across the web). I’m not arguing it was the best Italian food I ever had. I’m not arguing this isn’t just another Italian chain. But I do think this is a great option for dining if you’re staying at the Park Hyatt and want to dine outside the hotel at a reasonable price.