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Northbridge Brewing Co - Southern Fried Chicken

Northbridge Brewing Co – 1 Jul 2016

It’s fantastic we have a brewery right in the heart of the city serving a range of brews, beers, and ciders. With a multi level venue including a roof top bar overlooking the city and the green grass of the Northbridge Piazza, it’s a casual relaxed spot to enjoy a pint or munch on the meals from the menu. I took a seat outside and ordered the southern fried chicken. It was a cold start to the day but the spices on the southern fried chicken start to warm you up. I really enjoyed the crunchy crispy perfectly cooked chicken coated in a light batter. There are three sauces served to liven up the delicious chicken. I particularly liked the first red chilli hot sauce which has a little extra bite, but the blue cheese sour cream is very soothing and the sweet chilli sauce is more on the sweet side to change tack. There’s a generous serve of chicken which left me comfortably full and satisfied.


The Craftsman - Trio of Homemade Desserts

The Craftsman – 7 Nov 2015

I was back again at The Craftsman and so were many other people who packed out the venue on a Saturday afternoon. I ordered the gnocchi ragu which presented a huge serving. The gnocchi was well cooked, soft and delicious and submerged in a flavoursome ragu sauce. I also enjoyed the chunks of lamb which was super soft after being braised long and slow in red wine. I was determined to grab dessert and the trio of desserts was clearly too much for one person, with no warning given by the waitstaff. Nonetheless, I polished off the sticky date pudding in a delicious caramel sauce, before making my way through nearly all the thick chocolate sauce surrounding the chocolate pudding which was very yum. The apple crumble is much more subtle and lighter in flavour which is much needed to compliment the other desserts. So stuffed! You definitely won’t go home hungry and you definitely get your money’s worth, just ensure you rock up with a big appetite otherwise your plate will be far from empty.


The Craftsman - Chicken Galliano

The Craftsman – 4 Nov 2015

Stopping by for a movie, a few drinks, watching a sporting event, or to enjoy the live entertainment, The Craftsman serves a variety of dishes to suit a range of tastes in a lovely relaxed atmosphere with friendly service to boot. The dishes are very generous so I was really disappointed to pass on dessert which I eyed from the beginning. I shared an entree of sizzling garlic prawns smothered in a butter, onion, and bacon mix which was delicious. The juicy plump pawns were enjoyed with rice and a tangy salad with an excellent dressing. For mains I ordered the chicken Galliano which presented two well cooked chicken pieces wrapped in prosciutto. Each bite was delicious with the creamy vanilla infused mushroom sauce adding another facet to the dish. It was paired with risotto which was an unusual choice and while I enjoyed rich creamy food, the dish lacked balance via a salad, an acidic element, or steamed veggies to compliment the dish. Despite that, the hearty generous serving left me stuffed but satisfied. Aside from the menu, they have meal days like ribalicious Monday’s and there’s a variety of events on too.


The Brisbane Hotel - Confit Duck Leg

The Brisbane Hotel and Stand Up Comedy at Lazy Susan’s

I was expecting a visit to the Brisbane Hotel to be the usual pub food but was pleasantly surprised that the menu is a little more upmarket. I took a particular liking to the chicken liver parfait and also enjoyed the arancini balls. The sausage rolls seem a bit out of place on any menu but were tasty but the beef cheek taco’s were a bit on the bland side and didn’t go with the creamy guacamole. For mains, I throughly enjoyed the confit duck leg where a decent portion of juicy, tender, and perfectly seasoned duck is presented. I enjoyed each and every bite which carried moistness and flavour. I also loved the mushroom filling in the tortellini which carried a real earthiness, though, I’m not sure why the tops of the tortellini were crisped. The ensuing comedy show at Lazy Susan’s is fantastic and if you love comedy then I recommend a visit and definitely recommend you get the duck.


The Generous Squire - Lamb Ribs with Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

The Generous Squire – 19 Mar 2015

I did use the Entertainment Book to get a discount but for 3 dishes at a full price of $46, or $23 each, it’s pretty good value considering we got variety and some tasty food. I really liked the vegetable tart which had a lovely well balanced filling between the pumpkin and blue cheese. The slow cooked beef brisket was tender within the sliders though needed a bit of a boost in flavour and the tomato sauce helped moisten things up. The onion rings contained a lovely crunchy crisp light batter and were delicious. The lamb ribs were very tender and tasty and didn’t require the chipotle barbecue sauce. Lovely all round meal.


The Earl of Spencer - Taster Platter

The Earl Of Spencer Historic Inn – 5 Mar 2015

This place is open till late, and like a lot of Albany, has a colonial historic feel which adds to the character of the place. I rather fancied the Earl’s Taster Plate which offered variety and an intro to the local produce. It’s a very generous offering of all kinds of goodies which left me stuffed. I liked all elements offered from the pate, dips, cheeses, salad, cold meats and the lovely light toasted Turkish bread. Excellent value.


Morries Anytime - Waffle Sandwich

Morries Anytime – 3 Mar 2015

I really enjoyed Morries waffle sandwich. There were several different elements on the plate and each showed technique. The orange flavour is a theme in this dish and it’s subtle flavour in the orange ice cream and panna cotta complements the other elements. A delicious waffle with Nutella, orange ice cream, and confit orange is a lovely combination along with some sweetness from the maple syrup. The orange panna cotta is rich, creamy, and smooth and very decadent. Who said you have to wait for dessert to enjoy this? Let’s start with breakfast, a delicious feel good meal to start off the day.


Morries Anytime – 1 Mar 2015

Morries Anytime is one of those places open till late where you can grab main dishes, or just go with the tapas menu. I just needed something in between a snack and a main so the Wagyu beef burger from the tapas menu was perfect. Since it’s a tapas item it’s not a full size burger. The burger is a little small but it’s well packed. First bite in and the burger is delicious. I like the brioche bun, the gooey melted Swiss cheese, the crispy bacon, and the perfectly cooked, moist, flavoursome, Wagyu beef patty. This was a really delicious burger and hit the spot. A little pricey though tapas items usually are.


Durty Nelly's - BBQ Chill iBeef Short Ribs

Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub – 17 Sep 2014

Durty Nelly’s offers up some pretty hearty pub food. Today was no exception with delicious BBQ Chilli Beef Short Ribs that were packed with meat and had a lovely chilli marinade that packed some bite. Along with the wedges which were a bit disappointing, even despite a dunk into the sour cream, the meal was pretty good and left me pretty stuffed.