I visited Plum and Split Milk off the back of this Hot Dinners offer I had. 50% off the weekend brunch menu price was enticing and the food and venue looked upper class to boot. It ended up being a bit snobby in service but […]
The Willy Wonka of the London dessert scene, Chin Chin exploded at Camden Market (not literally). Now they’ve since opened another store right on Greek Street in Soho. This was dangerously close to my office. I ended up doing a cheeky dessert run on a […]
An antipodean affair for an antipodean group. Something about New Zealand/ Australian-style brunches really does it for me. The visual feast, the over the top vibe, the (usual) industrial chic of the venues. Oh yeah, and the amazing coffee. Timmy Green in Victoria is all of those things and it brings me back to lazy mornings in Melbourne.
I’m a little surprised this industrial-chic brunch venue doesn’t have more reviews and more hurrah. I mean on Zomato, there’s lots of good vibes on Tripadvisor, Facebook and Google. Our group of friends enjoyed our visit to The Wilson Street Pantry a lot. The food […]
Dining at Misato brings me back to the days of being a student. But in the best possible way. It’s some sorcery that the restaurant is able to offer food as cheap as it is. In fact, Misato’s been around twenty five years now so […]
Whenever I have a flight, I make it my mission to arrive super early. I’ve had one instance in which I’ve been burned and since then I’ve vowed never to miss a flight. Wondertree Cafe in Heathrow Airport helped me utilise my time satisfactorily en route to Toronto. The restaurant is also replicated at Gatwick, and is brought to you by the Giraffe cafe chain that’s all around the parts. Spending about £15 I had an iced tea and the Moroccan breakfast. It doesn’t come with toast (much needed) so that was an extra side. The plate had eggs, avocado, cherry tomato, hummus, potato wedges and oil. I mean it all tasted fine, but it was not a meal in itself. It all tasted as it should, minus the potatoes which weren’t warmed. Knowing the background of these guys the food offering should be fair, just make sure to pick the right choices for your appetite.
The Angel branch of The Breakfast Club was the second to open for the chain back in 2007. The name of the game here is American-styled meals that are massive on the portions, and as massive on the calorie count. Rob, Anne and I headed […]
Hawthorn. Home to Swinburne, the Hawks, Anderson Park and now some top notch brunch at Mr and Mrs Anderson. The cafe is located on the corner of Anderson Road and Tooronga Road, and it makes for a perfect weekend city retreat. Food is vibrant and flavourful, that […]
The team and I headed down the road to The Left-Handed Chef for our penultimate group lunch before my forthcoming departure. I suggested the places, the guys picked, that’s democracy in action folks. Sometimes it doesn’t quite work (cough, USA) but here we were pleasantly surprised by this hidden gem. Interesting and mostly well-executed food, but a little sluggish on the delivery and service to make it entirely perfect.
The fittings of the store are quaint and curious, almost like sitting in the spare room of a grandparents’ house. There’s the mismatched chairs, curious antiquities and a literal grandfather clock watching you dine. The menu is rather extensive with plenty of choices and a few clear Israeli influences (and oddly, waffles) here and there. Possibly not anything more than in Katie’s order of the house special, which was falafel, pita, Israeli salad and side items. It looked fine but possibly not the dish she was after on this occasion.
I, as well as most of the diners around us, couldn’t go past the chicken and waffles ($17.50). Here, it’s done with a cheesy waffle, crispy bacon, avocado, slaw chicken and spicy BBQ sauce (not that spicy). With a bit of tweaking this could be a really great dish, and it was by all means a very good dish already. Ash and I shared our orders on this afternoon. The plate itself was huge (great for splitting) and is generous on every level from avo to bacon to chicken. Slight suggestions would be slaw being less dressed, the waffle being a bit bigger and cheesier and a sweeter sauce to contrast the flavours. But we were impressed nonetheless the meat was cooked well and the bacon was so tasty.
The other plate we shared was the chicken and mushroom salad ($16.50) with roasted chicken, sauteed mushrooms, sweet corn, avocado, pesto and aioli. Again this was a huge serving and the sheer amount of meat included is an admirable boon. We liked the mix of the flavours and served warm, felt like a complete dish with complementary flavours of pesto and aioli across the perfectly proportioned components.
Jenny went with the cauliflower fritters (not pictured due to laziness at reaching over the table) and Anthony had the Banoffee french toast ($16). This french toast interpretation had bricohe french toast topped with toffee sauce, fresh bananas and strawberries. Both guys seemed reasonably content with their choices. The only downer at The Left Handed Chef was the wait, which was a slight longer than we would have liked. Otherwise we’re glad to have checked out something new in The Left-Handed Chef and it’s definitely a gem worth discovering.