Chinta Ria Mood for Love

| April 25, 2012

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Westfield Sydney – shopping or dining destination?  It’s been a question we have found ourselves pondering of late.  Especially with the arrival of so many great restaurants into the shopping centre.

Most of us will be familiar with Darling Harbour malaysian favourite Chinta Ria Temple of Love.  But, you may not be familiar with its newer sister -  Chinta Ria Mood for Love, located on Level 6 of Westfield Sydney.

You will notice instantly the dark, moody, intimate space.  The organza drapes, glowing lamps, hints of red, cushioned banquette seating and ornate wood paneling combine to create the ultimate love den.  Once inside, you quickly forget about the hordes of shoppers lined up at Priceline, and you start to imagine you’re in Hong Kong, circa 1961.  In fact, the design is inspired by the Hong Kong film ‘Mood for Love’.

Menus delivered in old fashioned brown paper envelopes, turn out to be Screenplays, cleverly divided into Scenes (eg. Scene 1 are starters, Scene 2 are quick lunch courses etc.)

Chinta Ria Mood for Love is a great city dining option.  It is the kind of place you can be in and out in a flash, or you can choose to relax and settle back.  As we leave, we can’t help but feel we have been let in on a little secret – Simon Goh’s calm oasis, hidden away in the middle of a busy shopping mall.  We feel the love.  We will return.

In a nutshell:

Price – $$ – appropriately priced for the fare.
Fare – excellent.  Good range of Malaysian dishes, best to be shared.
Service – warm and friendly.
Location – situated in the Westfield Sydney shopping centre.
Ambience – relaxed, intimate 1960s Hong Kong vibe.

Level 6, Westfield Sydney, Cnr Pitt & Market Streets, Sydney
+61 2 8072 8888
Mon – Sat – Lunch - 11.30am – 2.30pm, Dinner – 5.30pm - 10pm, Sun – Lunch – 11.30am – 2pm, Dinner – 5pm – 8pm

Chinta Ria Mood for Love website

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Entrepreneur, event planner, administrative genius, self confessed foodie, wine enthusiast and serial traveler. It’s fair to say Shannon has spent the majority of her free time eating and entertaining her way through the globe’s greatest cities. When she’s not busy planning dinners and events and consulting to some of the world’s top and most discerning CEO’s, that is. Many an event venue has been found and restaurant recommendation lovingly penned by her hand and thus, Urban Chic Guides was born. Shannon believes wholeheartedly in foods ability to bring people together, to share and connect and it is this passion that drives Urban Chic Guides. Watch this space and get your appetites ready!

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