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Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Hilton South Wharf.
Phone: 0490 029 968
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Malaysian
Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of MATRADE's Malaysian Kitchen Program.
The chickpea kofte was beautifully made. Wonderfully crisp and combined with sumac to provide a delicious salinity to the dish, a squeeze of tart lemon juice ensured the dish had requisite balance. It was a simple dish executed perfectly.
The cured trout was delicious. A wonderful mélange of sweetness and acidity, the cured ocean trout slices were embellished with aioli, thinly sliced onions and pickled cucumber which produced an enlivening combination of flavours.
The squid was very tender and was coated in a well seasoned, light and crisp batter. The smearing of salsa had a sharp tartness which complemented the fried squid.
The seared kingfish was a dish ordered from the specials menu and was delicious. The accompanying fennel and green bean added freshness and texture to the dish. The star of the dish, the kingfish was cooked to perfection. The flesh was succulent, delicate and had a rich buttery flavour.
Comfort food at its best, the beef cheek was very tender and fell away easily with the weight of the fork. Coated with a rich red wine braising sauce, it was absolutely delectable. This dish went very well with the celeriac puree which was delightfully creamy.
The nougat praline parfait was well made and accompanied by sweet candied orange and dried figs which were each bursting with flavour. The biscotti added a lovely crunchy element to the vibrant combination of flavours.
The sticky date pudding was wonderfully light and fluffy. It was an exemplary execution of the classic dessert. Decadently coated in copious amounts of rich butterscotch sauce, it was an absolute treat when eaten with the dense vanilla bean ice cream.
The Woolshed is the perfect spot to unwind with a cocktail, a glass of wine or a beer from the extensive beverage list over good food and stunning views.
Phone: (03) 8623 9640
Cuisine: Modern Australian
Phone: 03 9629 7055
Cuisine: Breakfast/Brunch, Pizza, Italian
Overall Impression: 8/10
Location: Shop 2/800 Collins St Docklands
Phone: 03 9620 1110
Cuisine: Italian, Coffee, Pizza
Overall Impression: 7/10
Location: 169 Camberwell Road, Hawthorn East
Phone: 03 9831 1700 $$
Cuisine: Pizza, European
Overall Impresion: 7/10
Pacino's Pizza & Pasta
Phone: 03 8080 9699
Cuisine: Breakfast/Brunch, Vietnamese
Overall Impression: 8/10
Special thanks to my favourite S***** S***, Alanna for a delicious lunch at Vintam.
Antipasto from Harvest Juice Bar
The Lunch Room launched on July 30 2013 at 727 Collins Street and has brought to Melbourne a brand new and seriously stylish, food destination.
Potato Dosa from Papadam
The Lunch Room is the first food venue within Walker Corporationʼs Collins Square, the new link between Melbourneʼs CBD and the Docklands. Collins Square encompasses 10,000 sqm of retail precinct that will create a vibrant and active heart for the Melbourne CBD to deliver every amenity and everyday essential to local workers and residents. The Collins Square site covers more than two hectares of land, will have up to 200,000 sqm of commercial space and holds 200m of prime Collins Street frontage. Collins Square retail will be opened in three stages, with The Lunch Room being the first to have launched.
Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Collins Square.
Phone: 03 9620 4580
Cuisine: Thai, Breakfast
Overall Impression: 6.5/10
Phone: 03 9670 9909
Overall Impression: 6/10
Apart from being the spiciest Tom Yum I have ever had, the noodles were tasty and full of flavour.
We both thought the items on the lunch menu were very well priced. However, we both noticed that cheaper cuts of chicken meat that still had a lot of fat on them had been used in our dishes.