Tag: pudding

Plum + Split Milk – Great Northern Hotel, King’s Cross, London

Plum + Split Milk – Great Northern Hotel, King’s Cross, London

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 English Restaurant, Spitalfields

The English Restaurant, Spitalfields

The favourite stop of our food tour was a mid-morning supper at an English restaurant called, well, The English Restaurant. Our guide give us a fantastic overview of the rich history that’s seeped in this building, and you become part of it as you enter […]

Mr and Mrs Anderson, Hawthorn

Mr and Mrs Anderson, Hawthorn

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 is as much of a feast for the senses, as it is for the eyes. Nicole and I headed along, ordering the pork belly, salmon poke bowl, white chocolate brioche and chia pudding. Solid coffee, friendly service and food prepared with farm fresh ingredients and in exciting combinations, makes Mr and Mrs Anderson an easy recommendation.

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I grabbed in my friend Nicole for a last gasp weekend brunch. I don’t usually head over to Hawthorn way, but this made for a nice escape from the normal inner city options. Service is immediately welcoming and warm, and it’s clear the staff have a good rap with the locals here as well. To start things off we ordered the slow cooked pork belly with carrots, orange, broad beans, torn bread croutons, pork and port jus, poached egg, grilled onion and summer leaves. We loved the savoury mix on the dish and it makes for an enviable start to the morning. Crispy crackling and the jus brings together the components on the plate in a successful fashion.

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Next up was the salmon poke bowl. This is prepared with sesame, soy, brown rice, white fungus, avocado, spring onion, macadamia, nori and pickled ginger. Fun fact: this was my first poke bowl and I was sold. This type of dish is a lighter start to the day (or any other meal time) and the Asian influences across the menu also does keeps things interesting.  Creamy avocado and the white fungus make for especially tasty toppings and we enjoyed the macadamia which adds an entertaining crunch to the low carb bowl. Top quality salmon too.

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My favourite dish of the occasion was Mr and Mrs Andersons’ signature dish, the caramelised white chocolate brioche. This is plated along with crystalised white chocolate, white chocolate matcha truffles, raspberry coulis and sorbet, fresh berries, walnuts and flowers. It’s not the biggest brioche piece here, but what you get is a rich white chocolate flavour that’s peppered with the vibrancy of the berries. Great if you’re a white chocolate fan like myself. The truffles are more white chocolate than they are matcha, they’d need a matcha filling to be befitting of the title. The sorbet and the cream are zesty and delicious additions.

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Last up on our already satisfactory catchup was the coconut milk soaked chia seed pudding with buckwheat, coconut yoghurt, tasted coconut, cocoa nibs, with multi-texture blueberries and flowers. This was Nicole’s fave with the coconuty chia embellished with the sweet tastes and textures of the topping. A light way to finish things off for our afternoon. All in all, we were thrilled with our time at Mr and Mrs Anderson. There’s plenty of worthwhile treats to give a go, and they come both naughty and nice.

8/10

Mr & Mrs Anderson Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Note: author dined at invitation of the restaurant

La Miel Et La Lune, Carlton

La Miel Et La Lune, Carlton

A morning run on a hot summer’s day saw myself and Ryan end up at La Miel Et La Lune (try saying that ten times fast) for breakfast. The corner spot has a lot of charm and it’s in a handy location. Our early hour meant […]

Stagger Lee’s, Fitzroy

Stagger Lee’s, Fitzroy

My final brunch for my visiting friend was held at Stagger Lee‘s, a charming corner cafe in Fitzroy that was one of my colleague’s brunch recommendations whilst in Melbourne. This had been on my to do list for a while, much like my tax lodgement. […]

Addict Food & Coffee, Fitzroy, Melbourne

Addict Food & Coffee, Fitzroy, Melbourne

One of my absolute favourite brunch places in Melbourne is my neighbourhood local in Fitzroy, Addict Food & Coffee. The first encounter has a few bumps, as it was also too full. Over many occasions it became a favoured choice with friendly staff, top notch coffee, and innovative, ever-changing brunch options.

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Shimbashi Soba & Sake Bar, Melbourne

Shimbashi Soba & Sake Bar, Melbourne

As bit of a noodle noob I’ve largely often gone with ramen (as highly evident here) and Shimbashi is my first foray into a soba noodle specialist store. According to Google, the difference is the soba noodle is made from buckwheat flour so there is […]

Krimper Cafe, Melbourne

Krimper Cafe, Melbourne

Even since a friend showed me the discovery of Krimper Cafe, it’s been one of my mainstays for city brunches that are a little hidden from the crowds. If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll probably never find this place – Guildford Lane has always been […]