North Shore cafe Goodfields Eatery is going truffle crazy this season

Winter is without any doubt one of the most delicious times to be in Australia. Why? Truffles. Those highly prized dirt-sent treasures are everywhere when the temperature drops, and some of the country’s best eatery’s know exactly how to maximise them with inventive dishes making use of the holy fungi.

Want proof? Head on over the Goodfields Eatery in the affluent Sydney suburb of Lindfield. Queues have been snaking out the door in the past few weeks, simply because they’ve introduced a brand new menu dedicated to Australia’s finest truffles. Specifically, that’s six sweet and savoury dishes, levelling up many Goodfields favourites.

Must-try items include the not-so-humble cheese and ham toastie, fancied with house-made croissant loaf, truffle cheese sauce and fresh Australian truffles ($28). Then there’s the butter fried lobster chunks and thick cut chips drowned in truffle cheese sauce and fresh truffles ($34). Or how about the 8 hour beef ragu with truffle and red wine braised beef cheek, wild mushrooms and truffled percorino ($38)?.

Oh you think it ends there? Nope. You’ve got a wild mushroom and truffle arancini paired up with a pan-roasted mushroom and hazelnut salad ($30), an incredibly indulgent breakfast dish of buttermilk fried chicken hotcakes with truffle whipped butter, truffle infused maple syrup and fresh truffle ($36). Of course there’s dessert as well, which is a truffle ice-cream brownie sandwich ($14) that should cap you off just right.

All of the cafe’s regular menu items can also be loaded with a special serve of truffle for $15 on top of the usual price.

Shop 4/5 37 Lindfield Ave, Lindfield NSW 2070 |

Chris Singh

Chris Singh is an Editor-At-Large at the AU review, loves writing about travel and hospitality, and is partial to a perfectly textured octopus. You can reach him on Instagram: @chrisdsingh.