Barchetta, Cottesloe

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Brunch beachside = views of the Indian Ocean and the fresh salty smell that confirm all’s right with the world. Dining by the sea always reminds me how lucky we are to live in Perth.  Barchetta is one of several Cottesloe venues that highlight the beauty of Perth’s coastline, and I met a few friends here for lunch a few weeks ago when the Sculptures by the Sea was in full swing.

The brunch menu features some comfy old favourites like pancakes, avocado on toast, bircher muesli, and a few items with some interesting tweaks. I decided to try the poached eggs on ciabatta with dukkah, Danish feta and hummus, and was glad I did. The hummus worked well as a base for the eggs on the ciabatta, and the crunchy, spicy dukkah was a good contrast for the silky eggs. An all-round satisfying dish, enhanced by the peppery rocket. It’s amazing how a handful of rocket adds some zing to almost any dish, which I guess is why it’s included in so many dishes these days.

My friends chose the fried eggs with roasted tomato, spinach, and a side of bacon, which looked somewhat ordinary but which I was assured was fine, and another the muffin of the day; a monster creation full of strawberries and white chocolate.

The coffees were robust and hot, and I enjoyed the two long macs I had. I regretted ordering the pink passion juice however; as this woeful concoction of watermelon, strawberry and apple was watery and insipid and not worth the $7 .50 price tag.

Barchetta’s service was friendly and attentive and the food was served promptly, despite it being a busy day. Sitting outside on the verandah is the way to go, as you can maximise your view and build up an appetite breathing in all that lovely salty sea air. I’ve breakfasted at the Blue Duck adjacent to Barchetta, and it’s a much bigger venue with slow service and generally uninspiring food, so for an all-round superior experience I’d opt for Barchetta.

 

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Sardine, Seminyak

As you’d expect with such a fishy name, Sardine  restaurant specialises in fish and seafood. It’s bloody good quality stuff too, and our dinner was the highlight in a week filled with brilliant foodie experiences. From the moment you enter this Balinese-styled eatery, the service, the food and the drinks ooze style and class. If you’re savvy enough to book (we weren’t) you can request a table facing the rice paddy field that the back half of the restaurant looks over. This area gives reasonable respite from the heat, with the benefit of a gentle breeze wafting from the fields. Sadly for the patrons who didn’t have the sense to book (guilty as charged), being seated on the front side with a massive bamboo bar virtually cutting the restaurant in half, is akin to being placed in a sauna with no air flow and absolutely no respite from the heat. For some unfathomable reason, Sardine has elected to let its patrons swelter here without providing fans. I’m all for open-air restaurants that reflect the culture and architectural traditions of the host-land, but sometimes you just have to throw some mod cons into the equation to ensure your customers are comfortable. Sardine doesn’t do this, and sitting al fresco on a steamy night with 79% humidity and nothing to stir the still air, well, it’s almost too ridiculous for words. A few discreet electric ceiling fans would do wonders for the comfort of customers, and wouldn’t detract from the building’s visual appeal.

Anyway, on to the fabulous food. Fish features prominently on the menu, and although there are a few daily meat specials, it’s really all about the seafood. We three decided to share a few entrees and have a fish dish each to ourselves for our main.  We were served a basket of delectable bread with butter, and this was quickly followed by an amuse bouche of tender seared tuna with roe.

Our plate of kingfish and long-nosed emperor carpaccio was meltingly tender and beautifully complemented by mild chilli strips, citrus and black bamboo salt. Wow. Enter the Mediterranean grilled octopus salad with the softest octopus you’ve ever tasted, and a very generous serving to boot.

We each selected a different fish dish, with my choice being pan-seared kingfish on a bed of saffron risotto. I loved all the elements of this dish and the mild flavoured fish was  perfectly paired with the parmesan-infused risotto. TJ’s dish of pan roasted sea bass with blue crab ravioli was visually pleasing and another perfectly executed dish. Cam’s choice of barramundi steamed in a banana leaf with ginger and julienne vegetables paid homage to the flavours of Vietnam.

We sipped on our glasses of Cape Discovery Chardonnay at $55; a Balinese produced wine that we were very happy with, and one of the better quality local offerings.

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The dessert menu looked oh so appealing but we couldn’t fit in anything rich or heavy, so opted for the in-house sorbets and ice-cream. Mercy mercy, we were asked if we wanted to move  to the lounge area in front of the paddy field, and lo and behold, immediate relief from the heat. As we lounged around on the cane chairs we supped on our icy treats, marvelling at the exquisitely full and fruity flavour of the passionfruit sorbet. Made with the Balinese yellow passionfruit known as Markisa, this fruit is lushly perfumed and sweeter than the dark purple varieties we grow at home. Sitting in the breeze and gazing over the rice field, we couldn’t have been more content.

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Sardine was a fabulous dining experience and one I recommend you savour for yourself. If it wasn’t for the issue of lack of fans – and I gather that is for reasons of aesthetics – it would have been the perfect experience.  Sardine is also open for lunch and you can choose from the main menu or the small tapas menu while gazing over the green paddy field in the daylight hours. We tried to get back there again to do this, but alas, there are only so many restaurants you can fit in a short trip.


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Casa Bianchi

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In the cool green space that was once a nursery, Casa Bianchi in Mt Hawthorn beckons like a calm oasis. Complete with murmuring fountains, koi fish, verdant ferns and trees, shady umbrellas and chilled music, you instantly forget that you are in the midst of a busy inner suburb. I don’t know of any other eatery in Perth that provides such a tranquil and soothing environment. It has the effect of lulling you into a state of calmness, and even though my phone didn’t work while I was there, I think that’s part of the magic of this place.

I chose to sit out in the garden area, although you could classify the entire venue as a garden. There are leafy nooks and corners all around, as well as the main area under the roof where you line up and order your food at the counter. Though nothing out of the box, the food is always fresh and the juices are deliciously revitalising.

I ordered the savoury French toast with avocado and onion relish, and freshly squeezed fruit juice. It was a generous serve of avocado, and while the dish itself wouldn’t win any culinary awards, it was perfectly adequate for my mid-morning solo dining experience. I sipped on my juice and enjoyed the soothing sound of the fountain and the tranquility of the space. I could have sat there all day with my book, but alas, I had work to do.

I thoroughly recommend Casa Bianchi for a quiet, leisurely brunch or afternoon tea. It’s not often that I recommend a cafe based on the venue itself, but this is an exception. I guarantee you will love sitting amongst the frangipanis, sipping a coffee and savouring a quiet moment. There is a range of cakes and sweet treats available, so it’s perfect for that afternoon pick-me-up, with or without a friend.

The Blue Duck

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Location location. If you come for the food at The Blue Duck you may leave disappointed, but come and sit on the deck for an hour and soak in the magnificent view of the Indian Ocean, and you’ll probably leave feeling that all’s right with the world.

It’s the perfect spot for a weekend brunch, and I caught up with Lauren, one of my besties, for a long overdue chin wag.  Lauren lives in Coogee so meeting with her always gives me a chance to try out some of our south of the river spots. I don’t often get to these spots with Mt Lawley, Inglewood and Maylands on my doorstep, but it’s great to venture  further afield for brunch occasionally.

The Blue Duck was loud and busy inside mid-morning, and the wait staff seemed a bit harried occasionally. It was hard to get their attention for coffees later, which wasn’t that surprising given the size of the indoor dining area. The breakfast menu held no surprises, but there were freshly squeezed juices available and our jars of The Hulk were refreshing and zingy and really gave a kick start to the day.

My choice of the roasted mushrooms dish was adequate, but the flavour could have been enhanced with a hint of garlic and perhaps a quick saute in the pan to finish them off. One stingy pat of butter was barely enough for the toast, though the goats cheese compensated for that somewhat. Still, I like lashings of butter with my toast and that’s not hard to cater for.

Lauren’s avocado and toast was patently basic and boring. It really wouldn’t be that hard to mash the avo and mix it up with some feta or peas and seasoning to zhoosh it up a bit. And charging an extra $5 for a few cherry tomatoes and a handful of rocket – are they having a lend?

The Blue Duck isn’t renowned for its quality food, so our very ordinary brunch fare was no surprise. The juices were top notch, though the coffees were mediocre and not hot enough. I guess even when mediocrity is your middle name, you will still bring in the crowds with this classic beachside view.  For some perplexing reason Perth still suffers from a lack of beachside dining establishments, so they’re always a drawcard.  The Blue Duck probably rests on its laurels by virtue of its location, but it’s not that hard to create a few memorable breakfast dishes. The Indian Ocean should be an inspiration for good food, not be an excuse for the lack of it.

http://www.blueduck.com.au

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Thai Orchid, South Perth

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There aren’t too many establishments in Perth that boast views like this one, especially establishments that don’t charge a premium for the privilege. Thai Orchid in South Perth is worth a visit for this reason alone.

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Meeting a friend mid-week, there were only a few tables occupied and we were seated at the window. I was captivated by the view and it reminded me of a dining experience last year at Coco’s across the way, where the view was also amazing but the food was not.

We started with a few entrees of Thai fish cakes and golden bags. I love trying different versions of Thai fish cakes, and these were spicy and tasty, and not rubbery. It’s often considered the mark of a good fish cake to have that rubbery texture, but I really don’t enjoy that texture and prefer them to be tender and moist. The golden bags were scrumptious, with minced chicken and corn and peas all wrapped up in little fried dumplings.

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Roast duck red curry is probably my favourite Thai dish, and this version was a good one – creamy with coconut, the right amount of red curry spicing, and a generous serve of duck.

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Our other main was prawns with cashew nuts and chilli jam. This stir fried fish featured a generous amount of prawns with a good chilli kick – a very tasty, flavourful dish that we both enjoyed.

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Our dining experience cost us less than $30 each, thanks to the Entertainment card. Even without the card, this was a value-for-money dining experience. The service was good, the food – though far from the best Thai food in Perth – was still delicious. The view was priceless. I recommend you book a table with views when you visit, as that certainly enhances the whole experience.

 

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Sitella Winery and Cafe

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Sipping wine and gazing over vineyards whilst waiting for a gourmet lunch is a tough gig, but I’m always up for a challenge. With my three pals and I taking full advantage of another brilliant Groupon offer, we sallied out to the Swan Valley on a Wednesday afternoon to check out Sitella’s winery and restaurant.

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Sitting out on the rear deck overlooking the vines, we perused the menu and marvelled at this mellow winter escape only a 30 minute drive from home.  Presented with a basket of warm bread, we buttered and ate, relaxed and happy.

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My glass of new vintage Berns and Walsh Rose was the perfect accompaniment for an entree of oysters dressed with red wine vinegar and shallots.

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Just look at these succulent ocean fresh babies.  Bliss is often found in the simplest things.

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Duck gets me excited. I sometimes have an inner conflict where my love for the feathered live versions competes with my love for the cooked versions.  My stomach invariably triumphs. I’ve had stints at being completely vegetarian but I love food too much to embrace this on a lifelong basis. I limit my meat consumption at home but when dining out I treat myself to dishes I wouldn’t cook for myself; duck being one of those things.

The crispy roasted breast with gateau of confit leg, orange marmalade and red onion choucroute was a simple but beautifully presented dish. Cooked to tender pink perfection, the duck breast was perfectly paired with the seasoned confit and the slightly acidic choucroute.

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JS and The Prof feasted on free range pork cheeks with honey-glazed belly, colcannon, black pudding and apple dressing. They loved this rich dish with its splash of jus and accompaniments. It takes a brave woman to eat black pudding, and I’m not one of them.

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Frau K ordered the entree of house made gnocchi with basil tomato sugo and roasted Mediterranean vegetables as a main course size, declaring the dish to be buonissimo.  Featuring downy soft gnocchi and bursting with flavour, the dish looked striking with its red and green colours topped with with parmesan shavings.

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Sitella’s was another superlative Swan Valley experience. The service was top notch, the surroundings tranquil, the wine first rate and the food delectable. Nominate a skipper, take a drive, enjoy a relaxing lunch and savour some first class wines.

http://www.sittella.com.au/restaurant.php

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Valenti’s on the Brook

2015-05-31 17.51.11 It’s a bit of a drive through the back roads of Millendon to reach Valenti’s, but this halcyon little eatery nestled in the Swan Valley on the banks of Susannah Brook, makes it worthwhile. I often ask myself why I don’t visit the Swan Valley more than once or twice a year; it’s only a 20 minute drive from home and it is simply brilliant. These days there are wineries, breweries, cafes, gourmet restaurants, produce shops and chocolate and cheese makers in abundance, and it makes for a fabulous day out. 2015-05-31 17.50.09 Valenti’s converted house with wide wooden verandah is far from the noisy suburban cafe strips and perfect for a casual weekend brunch or high tea. One glimpse of the towering gum trees, blue skies and welcoming homestead and I wanted to burst into a chorus of “Zippidee Doo Dah”.  I really am showing my age, huh?

On a warm and sunny late May morning, it was an idyllic setting for our group to gather over cups of tea served in fine china, and chat about life and food. Isn’t it incredible how much time we spend talking about food? Everyone seems to have evolved palates these days, and we all love sharing food experiences and hearing about new foodie discoveries.

Valenti’s range of Serendipity teas is loose leaf and presented beautifully on wooden trays with pretty china cups.

2015-05-31 17.44.57 I ordered my usual long mac topped up, but what I got was the shortest mac of all time. That glass in the photo is a wee baby – espresso size. Still in all, the coffee beans were good and robust and hey; when the sun is shining and you’re in good company, why complain about the small stuff?2015-05-31 17.47.09 It’s an all-day menu at Valenti’s, so you can choose from a range of typical breakfast foods along with lunch fare and more decadent choices like scones with house-made Strawberry & Shiraz Jam and cream. As a Haloumi and mushroom devotee, I really didn’t need to ponder the menu much and chose the Haloumi Shroomy. This dish features Haloumi, sourdough toast, mushrooms with pesto, and salad leaves with a balsamic dressing. These simple flavours worked well together, with the saltiness of the Haloumi and the pesto offset by the sweet balsamic dressing. The toast was hard and difficult to cut, but apparently the normal sourdough loaves hadn’t been delivered so the chef had to resort to Plan B. Oh well, it’s a minor thing and didn’t detract from the dish. 2015-05-31 17.57.21 The house-made baked beans were chosen by one of our group, along with a side of bacon. The borlotti beans, slow cooked in a tomato sauce and sprinkled with melted cheese, were sadly on the bland side, according to my friend. A bit more seasoning would have been just the ticket. Shame, because the dish looked so appealing and who doesn’t love tucking into some good old-fashioned hearty beans? 2015-05-31 17.54.58 One gal opted for the bacon and egg panini and judging by her silence and her smiley face, this one hit the spot. Kudos for the hearty eggy filling and the crusty ciabatta roll. 2015-05-31 17.55.56 Our lovely gal at the end of the table went for more of a lunch dish: the roasted vegetable and feta tart with a side of bacon. Obviously a lot of bacon lovers at this table. I don’t eat the stuff as a rule, but it seems these days that bacon is insinuating itself into more and more dishes. A place I dined at recently even had bacon maple ice-cream. Eeww. As for this vegetable tart, the “pastry was crisp and the filling delicious”. A big thumbs up for this dish that included a leafy side salad. 2015-05-31 17.52.28 Valenti’s is more than just a cottage cafe – it is an olive grove and a producer of olive oil, honey, and fine preserves, all for sale on site. Saturday afternoons are all about Vintage High Teas, and I can’t imagine a more relaxed place to indulge. Valenti’s will also cater to groups mid-week if you want something like a mum and bubs lunch date or high tea. Their home made cakes looked amazing but we didn’t have time to indulge.

The service was friendly and attentive and although some minor dish tweaking could be in order, dining at Valenti’s was a primo experience overall. Why not pull up a chair on the deck with a friend, choose a slice of cake and a pot of tea, and ponder the happenings of Westeros?  Winter is coming after all.

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Zephyr Cafe Kiosk

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A home visit to my friend The Prof in North Freo morphed into an unexpected lunch at the Zephyr Cafe on Riverside Road. Situated on the river past the Leeuwin Barracks, it’s one of those places that escapes attention unless you’re a local in the know.

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Perfect for families with river frontage and a large adjacent playground, Zephyr is an idyllic little spot away from the bustle of central Freo. Our lazy Saturday afternoon was spent enjoying the mild late Autumn weather with a view you can’t put a price tag on.

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My long mac was fine – sorry, don’t know what beans were used – while The Prof enjoyed her Chai latte. I later went for a small pot of peppermint tea (with leaves) whilst The Prof reprised her Chai latte order.

Zephyr’s menu consists of fairly hearty dishes of pasta, salads, burgers, and full-on meat dishes such as pork belly and beef cheeks, but they also have sweet treats in the display counter and a few savoury pastries and tarts. As soon as I spotted the almond croissant (which The Prof assured me was brought in from a local bakery and was VERY good), I looked no further. Almond croissants are heaven in pastry; very indulgent I know but just the ticket with a coffee when you don’t have an enormous appetite and you hanker for something sweet. As it turns out it wasn’t an almond filling; it was custard. Not what I expected, but pretty damn good. Served warm, the croissant custard was sweet and rich, while the flaky, crispy pastry was a delight.

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The Prof went for more typical lunch fare; seafood chowder. It certainly looked inviting and as you can see, it was full of chunks of seafood. A bit pricey at $24 I thought, but The Prof said it was creamy and full flavoured. It came with a piece of grilled toast but they could have outdone themselves and served two. For a guy, this dish would be a bit light on with a lone slice of toast.

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Zephyr is an idyllic spot and the perfect place to sit and soak in the view of boats on the river. It caters well for kids and there is ample parking. If the trendy cafe strip isn’t your cup of tea, this place is a great alternative. I’ll be back not so much for the food, but for the location. That much is priceless.

http://www.zephyrcafe.com.au

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Friends Restaurant

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You know it’s truffle season and the cooler weather is looming when Friends restaurant, a familiar and loved face on the Perth dining scene, offers its signature truffle degustation dinner.

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Entering Friends is akin to entering a restaurant of yester year; you feel like you’ve arrived at an establishment in Paris or Prague, complete with carpeted floor and white linen, and a centrepiece piano. There’s nothing contemporary about the atmosphere or decor at Friends, but that’s what makes it special. We sit in the bar area and enjoy a glass of sparkling wine before our meal.

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The five course set menu showcases truffles from Italy or Australia, and there are several alternatives on the menu for an additional charge, if you have special dietary requirements. The meal as is without any changes is a very generous $65, courtesy of Groupon vouchers. After my truffle degustation experience here last year, I didn’t hesitate when a friend asked me to join her and two other friends to see what culinary delights French chef Frederic had created this time around. House-baked bread is offered once we have placed our orders.

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First up is the corn, leek and truffle soup with parmesan puff stick, and it is a smooth mild-flavoured starter featuring a mere hint of truffle.

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Three of us elect to have the chicken roulade for our second course, although The Prof is captivated by the sound of the caramelised beetroot and apple tart. Her dark purple tart with goats cheese ice-cream looks wonderful, but our chicken roulade is nothing short of sensational. The chicken is so tender it melts in the mouth. The subtle infused truffle flavour is perfectly partnered with the mushrooms, rocket, roasted walnuts and piquant baby bell peppers. This is my favourite dish of the evening.

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Throughout the evening our host extraordinaire, Clyde Bevan, entertains our table with his banter and his repertoire of card tricks. Clyde knows how to connect with his customers and I recall visiting his Dear Friends restaurant in Caversham many years ago and being similarly captivated by the wonderful food and ambience.

Our main course arrives and three of our four have opted for the 120 day aged Angus beef cheeks in a red wine reduction. This dish has my friends in raptures with its rich flavours and tender slow-cooked beef.

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Preferring fish to red meat, my choice of the Barramundi fillet arrives with truffled polenta and seasoned vegetables. This dish is missing the ‘wow’ factor, but I have to bear in mind that the pairing of fish with truffle is unlikely to match the partnering of beef with truffle. However the flavours and presentation are good, and I love the crunch of both the Barramundi skin and the truffled polenta sticks, and the simple elegance of the vegetables.

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Throughout our meal, the wait staff are attentive and professional. This establishment knows how to pamper its customers and the little touches, like the wait staff wearing white gloves, really adds to the occasion. Orders are taken, chilled water topped up, wine poured, and plates cleared with quiet efficiency and minimum intrusion.

The cheese course consists of Tarago River Brie layered with truffle and mushroom, and accompanied by a pear crisp, a walnut and a pear puree. This small course is a wedding of a few choice ingredients and it works well. What I love about this degustation is we don’t feel cow-heavy or saturated with food. The course sizes are perfect for our group.

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Our final course is a chocolate and tonka bean mousse infused with truffle, paired with a vanilla and truffle ice-cream. We enjoy the contrasting mousse textures of crunchy and smooth, and the flavour combination of the chocolate and tonka. We find the truffle infused ice-cream a bit overpowering. It’s an interesting idea but I guess I just like my desserts to taste like desserts. I can’t remember specifically what dessert we had last time we dined here for the truffle degustation, but I do remember that it had salted caramel flavours with just a hint of truffle and tasted amazing.

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Friends is a wonderful dining experience, without the pomp and formality that often comes with fine dining. With attention to the minor details, friendly hosts, an excellent wine list, attentive staff and high quality food, it’s easy to see why this restaurant is still thriving 16 years on.

http://www.friendsrestaurant.com.au

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Peninsula Tea Gardens

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I could wax lyrical about the setting of the Peninsula Tea Gardens, riverside in Maylands and next door to Tranby House. Sadly I can’t do the same about the fare on offer, but that’s not why I visited. I had a few hours to spare on a pleasant mid-week afternoon, and thought a spot of afternoon tea would be just the ticket. As soon as I spied the massive oak trees, white umbrellas and wicker furniture against the backdrop of the Swan River, I was sold.

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The scathing reviews of this delightful venue all relate to the food on offer, but I was hopeful of a different experience. I can say that my long macchiato was pretty darn good which is no small thing for a coffee lover.

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There is a menu of lunch items, and a ubiquitous cake counter featuring a bevy of try-hard cafe cakes of the kind that often fail to live up to their glossy appearances.

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Against my inner voice exhorting me not to choose one of the said cafe cakes, I threw caution to the wind and ordered this grand looking carrot cake. Well I hadn’t eaten lunch and I had to have something to go with my long mac, and the icing did look creamy and luscious.

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Well, I should have heeded my inner voice. Carrot cake, albeit with glorious cream cheese frosting, you were in a word, awful. Stodgy and uninspiring and I couldn’t get past a few mouthfuls. An ill-spent $6.95.

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High tea is a drawcard here, and there were a few tables featuring the tiered plates for $33 pp during the week and $38 pp on the weekend. As far as peaceful, scenic cafes go, Peninsula is right at the top of the list. It seems however, that there are valid reasons why it has such a poor rating on Urbanspoon, and it’s a shame that the owners haven’t taken the negative comments on board over the years and tried to improve the service and food on offer.

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I would happily return here to sit with a book for an hour or so on a sunny afternoon to just enjoy the beautiful setting. I would forego the food and order a coffee or one of the pots of quality teas on offer. Come and enjoy the experience, and as long as you don’t have any expectations about the food, you won’t be disappointed. You could combine your visit with a tour of the heritage-listed Tranby House, and learn a little of our local history at the same time.

http://www.peninsulateagardens.com

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Naked for Satan

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How can you not be intrigued by a name like that? Our Melbourne experience wouldn’t be complete without getting Naked for Satan.

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Spread over several floors, this funky bar in the heart of Brunswick St is an experience not to be missed. The wall on the floor near the toilets has a montage of hundreds of people. Naked. For Satan obviously.

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With all sorts of dark corners and dim lighting on the lower floors, there’s plenty of opportunity to get cosy and loved up. If that isn’t your thing, there’s the rooftop bar with expansive views over Melbourne.

You can choose cold pintxos (tapas on toothpicks) from platters on the ground floor counter.  Just help yourself to these or hail the wait staff who wander about with platters of hot pintxos.

Leave your toothpicks on your plate and your pintxos at $1 a pop will be tallied up when it’s bill paying time.

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The pintxos looked mighty yummy, but as we had a dinner date elsewhere we wouldn’t be tempted.

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After our first round of drinks on the ground floor we moseyed up to the rooftop which was in full swing by 7pm.

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NFS specialises in vodka from around the world and has created some potent vodka cocktails.  We downed a few of their version of a Bloody Mary. Oh yeah! Strong, smoking hot and  pretty damn fancy with a sprig of 3 fat olives dusted with pepper. Definitely not for the faint-hearted.

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There’s a full on restaurant on the roof, or again, you can order pintxos from the bar if you just want to nibble on something.

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There’s a good wine and beer selection, and of course the ubiquitous Sangria.

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No bookings taken if you’re just coming in for pintxos and drinks, but I daresay essential for the restaurant on the busy nights. We went on a Thursday and the place was packed. Go. Do it. It’s so brilliantly Melbourne.

http://www.nakedforsatan.com.au

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