Spins and Spritz @ Royal Saxon

Spins and Spritz is back at Royal Saxon with DJ's from 4pm and drink specials throughout the day.
A sequel to Spins & Spits at Royal Saxon, lazy Sundays are now even more alluring with $10 Aperol Spritz every Sunday as well as succulent suckling pig panini from the courtyard spit (also $10)
The dining area is relaxed and wraps around a large central bar that dominates the interior. Striped napkins sit atop the bare wooden tables with views to Church Street... 
...or the Royal Saxon courtyard - where you might catch a glimpse of the delicious spit roast. 
Buzzing for lunch on a Sunday, the Royal Saxon is a great place to finish the weekend off, especially given the Sunday specials.
Prosciutto di Parma,fior di latte, grilled eggplant, tomato and fresh oregano
Grilled zucchini, cherry tomato, Ligurian olives, potatoes, smoked scamorza & basil
Margherita - San Marzano tomato, basil and buffalo mozarella

Royal Saxon serves some of the best pizzas in Melbourne. The delicately thin crusts have the perfect balance between crispiness and chewiness and the expertly judged toppings are always impeccable. We love their classic margherita - think layers of mozzarella teamed with delightfully fresh basil and juicy ripe tomatoes. Encircled with a puffy crisp crust, this pizza is consistently superb.
Black gnocchi with Crystal bay prawns, calamari, heirloom tomato and basil
Pappardelle with duck ragu, smoked pancetta, moscato and pecorino toscano

As expected of any great Italian eatery, Royal Saxon is particularly good at producing quality pasta dishes. The parpadelle that we had was no exception. The parpadelle was expertly cooked and retained a slight residual bite. The other ingredients combined to create a wonderful complexity of flavour – the duck ragu was deliciously flavoursome and tender.
Ancient grain and bean salad with roasted sweet potatoes, baby cos, pickled shallots and caprino
Beetroot carpaccio with sliced apple, candied walnuts,endive, ricotta and raspberry dressing 

For the health conscious, the Saxon serves delicious salads. The ancient grain salad and the beetroot salad are our current favourites. The ancient grain salad is a crowd pleaser. An enlivening salad of chickpea, beans and ancient grains with roasted sweet potatoes, baby cos, pickled shallots and caprino and brought together with a beautiful extra virgin olive oil dressing. The beetroot salad on th other hand is medley of exciting textures and features tried and true flavour combination and will appeal to even the most carnivorous individuals.
Grilled Tarwin Lower lamb leg served with eggplant caponata, roasted broccolini and aged balsamic

A memorable dish which combines flawless texture with equally superlative flavours, the lamb leg was excellent. Lightly charred on the surface and pink in the middle, the tender pieces of lamb were delicious with the melt in your mouth eggplant caponata.
Pan roasted chicken maryland with potatoes & leek 's formatino', pancetta, chard and marsala 

The chicken was tender and superbly cooked. Coated in an addictively sweet marsala jus which was nicely offset by the decadently savoury potatoes. 
And nothing caps off a lazy Sunday lunch like decadent desserts and a cup of coffee.
Royal Saxon's hearty modern Italian menu and sharp, friendly service makes it a perfect Sunday lunch destination. And now with Spins and Spritz for the months ahead, there is even more reason to head down to the Royal Saxon and enjoy the warm weather with some crispy spit roasted pork and a drink or two.

Location: 545 Church Street, Richmond,
Phone: 03 9429 5277
Cuisine: Italian, Pub/Bar Food, Coffee