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Loved all the dishes we tried, especially the lamb, dumplings, duck and watermelon salad. The serviced is good. It is very noisy though, and the two sittings setup means you can't book for 7 or 7.30. We went to the first sitting last time and...felt a bit rushed.More
Eamon Sullivan and Scott Bridger's latest eatery looks the biz. Having been to the others in their stable, like the May Street Larder and Bib and Tucker, I showed up to this more than once to find it closed. Once the premises of other eateries...(RIP, The Academy Cafe and The Peasants Table), I have always liked the space. For people who haven't yet been there, it is at the back of the Mezz, which is the local shopping centre of Mt Hawthorne, just off Scarborough Beach Road in the built up area just past The Paddington Hotel. I wasn't expecting it to be so...pink. And Fun! It is so super cool and casual without the attitude, laid back but polite and very welcoming to all who want to come and have a good time. Very family friendly and very busy the night I was there finishing my own degustation. I had already had a main meal on Great Eastern Highway and had come from the city before going home. Having had a great dessert (Read all about it if you want), was now looking forward to eating here. The menu does have a middle eastern vibe in the menu even if it does look, well, pink. But who am I to argue with Barbie and Reese Witherspoon who does pink so well? But I digress, I came for 2 desserts: The Burnt Honey Cornetto and the (Gluten Free) Sumac Strawberries. I came upon this on a weeknight where the place was heaving, packed with all kinds of clientele, happy to be there. Without a booking, I had to wait in line but not for long and I was seated by a very happy server. As I have provided pictures, I will just tell you how the food tasted. The Cornetto was light, crunchy, sugary, sweetness but not overpowering with sugar as the texture of the brique pastry complimented the honeycomb. It looked very pretty on the plate.
The strawberries were tangy as it has sumac in it but the panna-cotta gave it a base on which to balance out the sweetness with the sour ( I thought of it more as a tang). Both of these desserts were well worth making the trip all about the houses, from the outer south to the city and back out again. I would highly recommend both the restaurant and the food. They care about your experience as well as offering GF, V, Veg, GFO, VO and VGO on their menu.More
From the reviews on this page it seems like this restaurant has changed since this page was created? Anyway from what it was last night as a Middle Eastern style share plate type of restaurant, it was wonderful. Somehow 4 adults feasted until we were...very full and had a couple of bottles of wines between us and we left paying less than $300 so we were very impressed. We tried almost everything on the menu and it was all lovely. The dumplings were my favourite and the ceviche. Everything was really nicely prepared, looked good and tasted delicious. I would definitely recommend this as it is great value for money.More
The May Street Larder provided an open, airy dining space with no frills, none were needed. The menu was relatively small but offered a range of interesting dishes including an all day breakfast menu. The glass cabinets also contained a good variety of croissants, muffins,...cakes etc.. The good sized serves were tasty (Brisket Hash and Potato Pave). The staff were efficient and friendly. It was a pleasant venue to have a lunch or coffee and chat; there was plenty of space between tables so conversations did not intrude. The prices were reasonable.More
This is a recently opened restaurant, appears popular - good for meals or coffee.
Came in here last Thursday for brunch with two friends - two of us enjoyed the Korean Chicken burger and sweet potato chips and the other had the lamb special.
We...all enjoyed our meals, coffees and kombucha although the burgers were served on flat wooden paddles with greased paper. Not easy to use - food moves around - quite messy.
Staff are friendly and energetic - service efficent - a pleasant place to dine.
This is not an area we usually frequent, so the location at the rear of The Mez wasn't as I'd imagined from the map. To enter from Scarborough Beach Road requires finding a fairly small sign at the Flinders Street corner of the block which...leads into access to the level above, the "mezzanine". The café is actually outside at the rear, so is easier to get to via the little laneways running between Flinders and Fairfield streets. The outdoor plaza there has a children's playground and lots of seating, so it's a very pleasant, user-friendly space, with outdoor seating for the café spilling into it - all very comfortable.
Indoors the setting is light and modern, with good spaces for families and groups. We were in a fairly large party, and we found it quite easy to move around, so that's a big plus. Service was efficient and friendly and there was a definite sense of being looked after and listened to, with no pressure to move out when finished.
The menu is interesting and diverse, with good options for dietary quirks and an assortment of sides, smoothies, juices and other beverages. Our food was delicious and very satisfying, and that seemed to be the general consensus. My husband's choice of Beef Brisket Hash was hearty and a little spicy, whilst my Potato Pave, with smoked salmon, was not so heavy and just right for me. We both took up the option of adding 2 poached eggs, and enjoyed mango, passionfruit & papaya smoothies as well.
Fresh ingredients, imaginative dishes and congenial atmosphere make May Street Larder @ The Mezz a winner in my book!More