Thursday, 26 August 2010
Richmond Hill Cafe & Larder @ Bridge Road, Richmond
"I'm free on Saturday if you want to meet up for brunch?", announced Ms. Tinymouse on Thursday...
"Want to try, Richmond Hill Cafe & Larder?", it'll be good!... And I agreed with the plus point of it having a discount from the Entertainment Card (Gold Section y'all)
Knowing that it would probably be overcrowded with regulars and "revellers" from the Election buzz, I called to make a booking, only to be told, on weekends we only accept bookings for groups of 8 or more...
Alrighty... so we showed up about 10 mins before the appointed time, and were told that there would be a 35-40min wait for a table... we waited... and waited...
When we were finally seated (after 45 minutes) and placed our orders... the drinks came.. and took up about three quarters of the table... voila!
(Impressive, I can see Des and Troy in the background!)
Budak Kampung (Country Boy) had RHCL muesli with sunflower seeds and sun-dried fruit $6.5 Rhubarb with rose geranium $7.7
Ms. Tinymouse had a delicious Corn and coriander fritters with smoked salmon, poached egg, spinach and RHCL Tomato & Capsicum Relish $18.5
The Boy stuck with the traditional Dench’s wholegrain with bacon, mushrooms and tomato $15 and a Giorgio’s spicy breakfast sausage (made in-house)$5
And I had the astoundingly simple yet delicious (I WANT SO MUCH MORE FOR WHAT I PAID) Baked beans – borlotti beans with tomato, ham hock, maple syrup, gratinated Taleggio cheese, basil pesto and grilled organic sourdough $19.5
For $19.50 I was hoping for at least a few pieces of that lovely sourdough...
Food was great (it was breakfast, I'd frown if they got it wrong)... but I wouldn't have paid for what I paid if I didn't have that offer with Entertainment Guide Book...
Will I return? Probably not... for that money spent, I rather go by Tusk on Chapel Street...
*Disclaimer: All food ratings are purely based on my own experiences and how I feel about the service, food and quality
Food/ Cuisine: Modern Australian/Contemporary
Dining Style: Cafe
Overall Food Rating (Based on the Dining style): 8/10
Restaurant ambiance: 8/10
Service/ Attitude: 7/10
Value for money: 6/10
48-50 Bridge Road
Richmond VIC 3121
Tel:(03) 9421 2808
RHCL is open from
Soiree - 3rd September from 6.30pm
Sunday - Thursday
8.30am - 5pm
Friday & Saturday
8.30am - 6pm
How to get there:
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