Airport dining with Mach2

Dinner for two

Following the recent launch event for Mach2 at the Sydney International Airport (check out my previous post, Machiavelli lands at Sydney International Airport), I was given the opportunity to pay a visit to the restaurant and try out the Machiavelli name.

This was a little usual for me, with my luggage at home and no boarding pass, why would anyone head to the airport to dine out at a restaurant? You wouldn’t, unless you were saying goodbye to a friend or family member, a final business meeting or you are about to embark on a fantastic holiday and looking for a place to eat quality food rather than the fast food joints.

With its stylish and modern fit-out seating 80 people and boasting Machiavelli’s famous wall art, Mach2 offers a full bar and wine list, a kids menu and also serves take-away café snacks & Caffe Aurora from the house of Vittoria. Serving Italian favourites such as Antipasto, Calamari Fritti, Spaghetti, Meatballs, Risotto, and an All-Day Breakfast.

To start our dinner, my friend and I ordered a selection of antipasti ($30) and a couple of glasses of Pasque Prosecco ($10). This is always a great idea to snack on as an shared entree, with green and black kalamata olives, chargrilled bread, sundried tomatoes, mushrooms and a selection of cured meats.

Depending on how much time you have before you head through the immigration gates and till you take your seat on the airplane. You may want to order from the menu the Pappardelle al Ragu ($27) where the ribbon pasta is freshly made (you can tell by the texture and al dente taste) with the 12 hour slow braised ragu. Or the Scaloppine al Limone ($28) veal escalopes tossed with lemon and verjuice sauce served with a wrapped proscuitto and beans. Not to forget a glass of vino tinto (red wine) a 2013 Melini ($10) form Chianti, Italy.

The menu offers great value for money and there is plenty of food to tuck into. Machiavelli only uses the finest quality and freshest ingredients available and sourced organic wherever possible.

Classic Italian food with great customer service

This restaurant & cafe located at Sydney’s International Airport is one of my top picks for airport dining. Though if you are in Sydney’s CBD, do check out their other venue on the corner of Clarence and Barrack St. The bar has a classic 60s feel and cool jazz beats.

Have you tried Mach2 before your departure?

Mach2 by Machiavelli
Sydney International Terminal.
Departures Food Court (before customs near Check-In Counter H)
International Terminal 1

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