We made it on a damp Thursday evening last week and again the place was filled with people but we were able to take two places at the large communal table.
The fit out is funky; the place is clean and the welcome is friendly. It has fast become a South Melbourne favourite and a popular neighbourhood restaurant.
I like the tongue in cheek name and it has a real youthful, entrepreneur vibe about it. Interesting to see one or two solo diners too and I would also feel safe and happy dining for one,
The pork spring rolls also presented on a board are cripsy and fresh. So far so good and yeah it's a few dollars more expensive than Victoria Street but it's closer to home for us and the fit out and decor is nicer so we don't begrudge the slightly higher prices and feel it's still value for money.
I went with The Lot Pho which has a bit of everything in it and Steve goes with the rare beef and brisket version.
The broth is fragrant and piping hot. It does have an oily sheen to it which is a little off putting and the flavours aren't quite as clean and pure as Victoria Street. However, this is still a tasty version and there is very little in it. The meat balls and beef itself is of good quality and probably better than Victoria Street as it was less stringy.
We enjoyed our meal here and left feeling satisfied and happy to return. Happy to recommend.