Leroy Heng •
13 Oct 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower
Visited on a Friday Night with 5 of my friends and myself. We decided to call beforehand to ask more about the menu and the staff recommended us a few dishes, mainly roast meats as they are a carvery and are mainly know for their roast meat. They are also known as a bistro that pairs "steak and coffee". Interesting concept I thought. Anyway, we decided to place a reservation, and boy was I glad we did! Upon our arrival , they were already 3/4 full and a few minutes later, they seemed to be having a full house and diners would have to queue for dinner. Lucky us.
We decided to have a Wagyu Beef Steak, 200 grams rib-eye cut, which according to the server was a portion for one. Wagyu was from Margaret River, Australia, Grade 7 Beef but it seems that they will alternate between the Australian Beef and Tajima Japan, Beef, from time to time.
The Wagyu was recommended to be done from the regular Medium Rare or to a Medium, to let the fat render and caramelised a little more and gives it a more beefy flavour. We decided to go with the advice of Medium and we can safely say, we really enjoyed it. Wagyu was tender and had a great mouth-feel as how good wagyu beefs are supposed to be like. It came with quite a huge portion of sides, which includes some side salad, nicely sweetened, bronzed, caramlised onions, the really smooth garlic confit and some chunky ,thick cut fries.
We also had a Bone-In Prime ribs, that weighed at 1kg, which was perfect as the price for the ribs are by weigh and it was $100/kg. We had this done medium rare and there was no going back. Really good flavours and seasoning. They had the same sides as the Wagyu, but with double the portion and we could easily share this within 3 medium eaters.
Lastly, we had the Carvers Plate for 2, was with one of their signature dish, that features a platter of roast meats. Meats featured on the plate would vary day to day, and the one we had was the roast chicken, roasted and marinated with lemon, sage and paprika powder. I enjoyed the refreshing citrus flavour in the chicken. There was also a Roast Pork Belly, roasted on white wine and orange. This was a killer and I really love how interesting the flavour was. Lastly, the bone-in gammon ham that was marinated in house, with some red wine and spices just reminds you of Christmas. Might wanna consider getting an entire leg of ham for the upcoming holidays. Portion was really big and again, easy to share among 3 medium eaters.
We had 3 glasses of their Housepour Cab Sauv to go with the beef and a glass of their Chardonnay to go with the roast meats.
We decided to have some coffee after the meal, since they have a high end espresso machine, the synesso, in store and they were having beans from Common Man Coffee Roasters. We decided to give it a shot and were really glad that we know we found a good Coffee place to hang out next time. The coffee was complex, yet delicate with distinct floral and fruity notes, very melbourne style. Really deliciou