The Foreigner - Bulli NSW
Rustic bread, Aranchini and Spanish olives......a setting like a family restaurant, ample vehicle parking in its own compound. Formerly named the Vespa Cucina Bulli, the change in restaurant name also means a different, more streamlined menu. Pizza is still their forte and the interior still looks familiar to me. Italiana is emphasised but the new menu seems to have no chicken or lamb in its mains. Service is professional and friendly.
I loved the way my duck breast order was prepared and served - the meat slices were not fatty, had texture and subtle flavours. This echoed the philosophy behind the Foreigner - seasonality, simplicity and freshness. Some of the menu items have captivating names, like Piggy In the Middle, Drowned Salmon and the popping Shrimp and Shell for starters. I had feedback that Peppino's Risotto was tasty and gratifying - besides being more healthy, served with beetroot, cauliflower, goats cheese and shaved Parmesan. What I would also like to try at next opportunity is the Red Gurnard Ravioli, with a Bernoisette cuttle fish sauce accompanying the fresh pasta filled with delicate fish. Some main dishes are also available in entree size.
Stuffed white chocolate crust sits on top of a Nutella spread pizza - that is the definition of rich, but why not to top out a good meal? pizzas are served in large size, that is twelve inches. The topping that caught my eye from this restaurant is with ham, tomato Sugo, Pepporoni, mushroom, basil, olives, Capsicium, Mozerella cheese and onions. Both just mentioned are what the Foreigner calls the modern pizzas.
Traditional stuff are still there - my classic favourites are the Rucolina and the Ripieno Classico. The first R has fresh prosciutto, cherry tomatoes, rocket and shaved Parmesan spread over a Mozerella base. The second R Classico provides you with salami wrapped with Ricotta, tomato Sugo, basil and Mozarella in a Calzone, the baked oven filled pizza.
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The Foreigner Restaurant is located at 323 Princes Highway, Bulli NSW. This is at the corner of Farrell Road with the Princes Highway and opposite the Bulli Workers Club.
BYO Wine but there is a good selection of spirits, fizz drinks and wines available as well.
Salads and kid's meals are options.
Telephone: 612 4283 5455
Opening Hours: 5pm to 9pm every evening.
Orders are also accepted online.
Delivery is made to specific surrounding suburbs from 5pm to 9pm each day.