Restaurant Review: Hog's Breath Cafe

Location: Shop 2209 Knox Ozone Corner Stud Rd And Burwood Hwy, Wantirna South
Phone: (03) 9887 4555
Overall Impression: 5/10
The food screamed of mediocrity. Over-priced mediocrity. It wasn't good enough that I would go back but it wasn't bad enough that I would refuse to dine there if I had reason to be there apart from the food.
Calamari Prime Rib $33.95
Calamari Prime Rib – Traditional Cut
Tender Prime Rib topped with salt & pepper crumbed calamari rings and honey sweet chilli sauce.
Served with curly fries and salad

Garlic Prawn Prime Rib $34.95
Garlic Prawn Prime Rib – Traditional Cut
Flame-grilled Prime Rib and 3 pan-fried tiger prawns finished in a garlic & white wine cream sauce.
Served with mash potato and roasted vegetables.

Both the steaks were cooked to our liking. In terms of quality, we were both impressed: juicy, flavoursome and well seasoned. However, as with many chain family restaurants, the side dishes were very disappointing to say the least. The steamed vegetables had little to no seasoning. The vegetables had merely been boiled in water. The curly fries were crunchy but greasier than one would expect. The prawns were obviously frozen packeted prawns.

Sticky Date Pudding $8.95
"Individual baked sticky date pudding, delicious homemade butterscotch sauce, ice cream and cream. An unexpected pleasure!"
Mississippi Mud Cake $8.95 "We’ve guarded the recipe for over 20 years. Served with cream and ice cream. Don’t get done for resisting dessert!"

The desserts were very "TGI Fridays". Pleasant but again, mediocre. Servings were very large. Each dessert could have easily been shared between a couple. Unlike the steaks we had, the desserts were very well-priced.

This lunch set us back more than $50 each. We both agreed that if it had been $30 each, we would go back without hesitation.

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