Claire arrived first and it was pretty busy so there was no table available. By the time Lucy and I joined her we found a corner at the big communal table at the back of the shop and put our names down for a table outside. Charlotte arrived soon after and before her wine could make an appearance we could move outside. Great result.
Perhaps it wasn't the best choice of venue for pregnant Lucy and dry January Claire...
I forgot to take pictures of our main courses. I had braised beef with Asian flavours and a veggie salad which was exactly that. Tender braised beef, notes of star anise, soy, ginger and garlic and a veggie salad to cut through the richness. At $27 it wasn't bad.
Others had the gnocchi, the meatballs, and I think Claire had polenta chips and chorizo croquettes. Dishes were well priced and we seemed to enjoy what we had.
Charlotte had the stone fruit crumble with vanilla ice cream, Lucy went with chocolate fondant with hazelnut ice cream and I had the tiramisu. There were definitely noises and documents of approval more so for the desserts than main courses.
My tiramisu had the right balance of being light yet creamy, fluffy yet with texture, boozy yet not overpowering.