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 […]
My friends and I recently headed into Oxford for the day. 1) to get out of London and 2) see the sights of this historical college city. Famed haunt Turf Tavern is hidden away in a series of alleyways, although this hasn’t ever impacted it’s popularity […]
My week-long Toronto holiday (of eating) kicked off at the Canadian institution that is Swiss Chalet Rotisserie & Grill. There are at least 97 of these stores that I can count, and it has a humble rap for being an old peoples’ dining hall. Still, it has lots of fond memories for my host friend, so it was a perfect platform to start.
The night was young and we were situated at The Victoria for my friend’s leaving do. It’s a bit of an institution for the locals, as most neighborhood gastropubs are and surely would have evoked some fond memories for the folk. I was pre-warned the […]
I was surprised to see a potato chain, similar to Spudbar, operating here in London. I was also surprised to see my Mealpal-ordered Chicken Curry Potato turn into a Pesto and mozzarella one (due to being sold out). Another unintended vegetarian lunch, sigh. This meal left me […]
And that’s probably not enough for lunch. One of my Mealfix for this week was the burnt brown butter and sage gnocchi from &Pasta served with a slice of focaccia and a drink of your choice. I went for some mystery carrot-orange concoction. It was fair, but was largely made up of water akin to other “fruit-inspired drinks”.
The gnocchi was yum. Cooked al dente, with a satisfying firmness and a heavy helping of the butter. But there wasn’t enough. the focaccia didn’t have a crust so was kinda soggy and didn’t really serve another purpose other than some dietary fibre. I would do a return visit, but would go with the choose your own option and hope I can get a larger size serve than this one.
My first day back in Melbourne after Christmas saw me checking out Lolo & Wren. It was worth the three tram changes with food that was big, delicious and satisfying. The menu offering is varied and there are plenty of creative choices to dutifully calm […]
Fried chicken dreams come true at Gami. It’s why there’s ten stores all over Melbourne now. Of those I’ve only hit two, and I enjoyed the experience at the Fitzroy branch the most. Friendly service, a more relaxed ambience and of course, endearing and heart-inducing fried chicken. […]
A no fuss fish stop on our way home after a busy day surfing the trees nearby. Decor reminds me of a very neighbourhood chippery and the locations is tops with the beach nearby. We grabbed a mix of fish, potato fritters (or cakes as they claim here), chiko rolls, corn jacks and five dollars of fries. Everything fried, everything carbs, everything salty.
Hit the spot for the group and we recovered all the calories we exerted from holding on for our dear lives earlier in the afternoon. Everything was crisp without excess grease although we just wish they held back a little on the salt. The seagulls didn’t mind.
Good little finisher for our time on the Mornington Peninsula and as good as anything else on the way back home to the see tee.