As usual the place was busy with a steady flow of people arriving and waiting. Had we arrived any later we would have had to wait for a table.
Our waitress was friendly and attentive. She kept us topped up with bread and wine (a delicious Oakridge chardonnay) and found me a yummy fresh pink grapefruit juice having told me they'd sold out!
We'd been wanting to try the tuna tartare with crushed green pea salad since our last visit and it did not disappoint. Generous chunks of screamingly fresh tuna seasoned and accompanied by sweet pea and a tangy creamy yoghurty dressing. Super scrumptious!
New season broccoli with boiled egg and Ortiz anchovy and caper crumb was delicious. I was slightly disappointed when we ordered it and the waitress informed us that the slowcooked egg (65 degrees for 65 minutes) was replaced by a sliced soft boiled egg. I wanted an oozy slowcooked eggs so the crumbs and broccoli could soak up the rich yolk. However I have to say the soft boiled egg is not a bad alternative as it adds another texture to the crunch of the crumb and firm chew of the broccoli and there is still a rich moist yolk.
The home made pheasant sausage with creamed brussel sprouts and bacon came at the end of the meal and sadly by this stage the volume of food had defeated me so I couldn't give it the attention and love it deserved! It's a very rich dish so did push me right to the edge and I know had I been hungry this would be a wonderful homely comfort dish that I would have loved.
Next time we'll be trying the lamb shoulder and making sure we have room for the lemon curd madeleines!