Amazing hole-in-the-wall kebabs. I had two friends over from home and Zomato pointed us to Bosphorus Kebabs as the highest rated food place in South Kensington. And we agree! It looks like your ordinary kebab-type joint with a quirky name. But once you’ve tasted it, […]
This week’s guest post comes courtesy of my friend Analisa. She checked out Limor’s in Caulfield. On a cold Melbourne winter night along Kooyong road there shone a well lit, spacious Limor’s. It features a high ceiling and large front facing windows. It’s not a […]
“You went to that tourist trap? The food is so terrible. The service is even worse!” *record scratch* *freeze frame* Yup, that’s me. You’re probably wondering how I ended up in this situation. I’m Sam, a food blogger, new to London. I don’t know places. […]
I was feeling weak from a drought of Chinese food, so headed into a random Chinese restaurant in Chinatown for a barbecue meat fix. That ended up being Four Seasons, though there are so many on the street that look alike. As it turns out, […]
Good fitout, good service but the food needs a little tweaking over at Meatworks Co. It has the right meat qualities of a BBQ joint but not the aspect where you get full. We had a extra large group in for lunch and the staff did a great job co-ordinating all the meals. But serving sizes, so so small. A few of the guys had to get some extra snacks on the way back to the office to be full so that wasn’t as ideal. Meatworks lives up to the name and the meat options are all legit in terms of quality. The vegetarian options weren’t as satisfying for the crowd that ordered the chilli tofu option, but everything else got thumbs up from those who stuck to the recommendations.
Nestled away in a quieter part of South Melbourne, Meatworks was an easy choice of venue for our sizeable group and still offers one of the best seating options this side of town. The industrial, former garage space is light and airy for a quaint afternoon. South Melbourne of course, does already boast a high ratio of other eating establishments, many with great value lunch options. It’s fair but some of the lunch options felt too miniature. Above is the Meatworks Spring salad ($12) with rocket, tomato, onion and torn pork.
My dish was one of the lunch specials, which are priced at $12. This is a smoked pulled beef brisket pita wrap with house slaw, tomato, and chipotle mayo. Although the menu does specify a little side of fries the quantity here is quite laughable. Also, they’re really short fries. The pita wrap isn’t huge and with options like Ela-Re, the value ratio isn’t as good. The brisket is yum though.
Juan’s transitioning into a part-time vegetarian and went with one of the few meat-free options in the spicy silken tofu ($14.50). This came with smoked pumpkin, zucchini, roasted spiced peanuts, shallots, coriander and chilli sauce. It’s a pretty dish, with a lot of flavours and textures contrasting but he found it on the bland side with the dish not feeling substantial enough for a lunch main. At it’s core a few slices of garnished tofu isn’t enough for our bellies.
Quite a few of the crowd had the smoked torn pork burger ($15.50) with pork, dill pickles, melted Swiss cheese, chipotle, mayonnaise and house slaw in a milk bun. Not the cheapest burger around, but the meat was juicy, tender and highly delectable. So overall, we are fans of the meat at Meatworks, but with so much choice around it’s not quite as good in terms of bang for buck.
A friend and I stopped by the Munich Brauhaus for some snacks and drinks on a weekend afternoon. The design of the place is fantastic, it’s modelled after a Bavarian beer hall and is pretty huge in size, so perfect for a big group. Service […]
A throwback review of a special time in my eating history. Our work gave us allowance for each team to get a Christmas lunch or dinner and the three of us chose Melba. We had a fantastic evening of eating ’til we couldn’t, with an […]
My very first Greek meal was at Stalactites, and left a very good impression with constant cravings of meat and cheese goodness ever since. I’ve returned to Stalactites on more than a few occasions, and its late hours on drinking nights have been a definite saviour in post-drink munchies. Any dinner here is going to be a compete one and even a single souvlaki has served well to finish an appetite. The restaurant has a chunk of seating so other than a packed floor it isn’t too bad at busy hours, and the store appropriately has a ceiling full of stalactites as decor.
A better sharing option is going for the mixed giro platter and ordering some seperate pita so you can assemble your own bites. We did well ordering an appetizer platter to start, giving us a great mixture of Greek favourites such as tzatziki, hommus, eggplant dips, dolmadakia, feta, olives, smoked pork sausages, beef rissole and lamb skewers. Our favourites were the homemade dips, dolmadakia and the sausage. The meat at Stalactites is tender and flavoursome, the chicken was the better of the mix for us and it’s the same if going for the souvlaki. The menu is pretty extensive here if you want something a bit more traditional but you can’t really go here with anything involving the meat.