Sunday lunch time and Steve threw a new one into the mix - Queen Street Rescue. I thought it was one of those restaurants that offers its profits to a charity but I later learned the moniker is more because it has a surf club kind of feel.
It's a cheery place and has a more cafe feel than restaurant but we felt relaxed and enjoyed being able to read the Sunday newspaper and take our time over food and wine.
We started off with a shared plate of three of their small plates. We chose the saganaki, the pork belly and the chicken drummettes. The saganaki was really good and not of the really salty type. The pork belly was tender with a shatteringly crisp skin that was more delicate and shard like rather than a crust. The chicken was juicy and had a strong spicy Portuguese kick to it which I enjoyed. Good start!
I went with the lamb shank cooked in tomatoes, garlic and veggies and it was served on polenta. It was actually two shanks so portions are generous. The whole hthing was comforting, simple and tasty. Steve had the fillet steak on a beetroot and potato rosti with spinach and horseradish cream. The steak was cooked really well with a charred crust and a red centre. It was also well rested with no blood juices on the plate. Not being a fan of horseradish I enjoyed the taste I had as it was mild enough to taste good.
We both enjoyed this hearty meal which was perfect for a rainy afternoon. My observation is that it was all good but nothing beyond what we could have made at home in all honesty. Having said that it was well priced and sometimes it's good that someone else does the cooking!