Bibelot

Bibelot pronounced ‘Bib-loh’, is an european-inspired dessert boutique in South Melbourne. I believe they use to sell their desserts via Chez Dre when I first went to Chez Dre late 2014. And now… It seems to have opened it’s own boutique just in front of Chez Dre.

This place is great for high tea and catch up with the ladies. We went here for dessert on a Saturday night for a double date. The boutique was half full with outdoor seating at around 9-9.30PM.

Menu

Menu

Menu

 

Service: Some staff were absolutely wonderful, they knew we were excited about all the unique flavours on the board for sorbet and gelato, they offered us to try some of them. And we definitely took advantage of that offer. Fortunately, they didn’t show annoyance of any sort. They were still very happy to let us try til we could decide the best combination.

Gelato and Sorbet Menu

Gelato and Sorbet Menu

Bibelot Counter

Bibelot Counter

Their Showcase of chocolates and books on patisserie was like a library. I could imagine myself just chilling there for 2 hours by myself because of the cosiness of the interior. The packaging is very sharp and pretty. Colourful and sophisticated – it matches it’s luxury point of sale.

Chocolate Merchandise

Chocolate Merchandise

More Chocolate Showcase

More Chocolate Showcase

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So we ordered the below:

Iced Matcha

Iced Matcha – $6.50

This Hot Choc in 64% Dark is one of the best ones using choc liqueur, I’ve never been able to find the dark choc for my tastebud. But this beats Maxbrenner and Cocolatte! Plus you get more than 1 cup full! ;)

Hot ChocolateHot Chocolate – $5 (64% Dark Chocolate)

Matcha Latte

Matcha Maiden – $4

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As for Gelato’s we picked Choc & Peanut Butter Brittle and Pistachio. Both were devine.. packed with the real deal flavour. Peanut Butter Brittle gives a punch. Best sorbet was Mandarin & Yuzu – extremely refreshing and sour to balance our selection of sweets. Jaffa Whiskey isn’t my favourite unfortunately, I could taste the Whiskey and I ain’t a fan of whiskey. The boys found it different and may have liked it better!

Pistachio, Mandarin & Yuzu, Chocolate & Peanut Butter Brittle & Jaffa Whiskey.

Pistachio, Mandarin & Yuzu, Chocolate & Peanut Butter Brittle & Jaffa Whiskey.

The shortfall of arriving late is that you miss out of the popular desserts. Luckily we were able to score the Gourmandise Board (the most expensive dessert tasting plate). I’d recommend these boards if you’re a first timer, you get a taste of everything esp those that was sold out, I was able to have a taste of the Mango Dome which i’d think it’s similar to Mango, Yuzu and Coconut.

Gourmandise Board

Gourmandise Board – $30

Sorbet Gelato & Gourmandise Board

Sorbet Gelato & Gourmandise Board

Top picks of the Gourmandise Board:

  1. Mango Dome
  2. Hazelnut-praline crunch
  3. Green tea dome
  4. Strawberry, vanilla & thyme

Mango, Yuzu and CoconutMango Dome

Service: Music turned off exactly by 10PM, however we hadn’t finished our drinks nor dessert, so we hurried up and tried to finish it, said thanks as we walked towards the exit, but one of the staff at the counter replied ‘yeh’ [unenthusiastic tone]. Gave us the impression that we weren’t welcome as they wanted to close on time. Maybe she just had a long day. For this, I won’t penalise them, as we did stay later than their closing time. But I was quite disappointed with that attitude…

Website: http://www.bibelot.com.au/ – Full-site coming soon
Location: 285-287 Coventry Street, South Melbourne 3205

Tasteelicious Rating:
Service: 4/5
Ambience: 4/5
Entree: NA
Mains: NA
Dessert: 3.5/5
Overall: 11.5/15

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LuxBite

Having previously worked in many of Melbourne’s best restaurants, Bernard Chu and Yen Yee finally established LuxBite on the upper end of Toorak Road, South Yarra in 2010. It took me ages to finally step into the upper east side to indulge ourselves with beautiful sweetness on a fine Spring day..

I first tried the Blue Calpis – it had been my must-try from the very beginning of knowing the existence of Luxbite.

Blue Calpis

Blue Calpis

I find it purple in colour despite it’s name. But I believe it’s blue calpis being the flavour of the japanese drink. One of the reasons why this was a must-try, is because it’s unique – I don’t know anyone who’s made this flavour fused in a cheesecake. The texture is thick yet the flavour is extremely light that you’d never get full from a full sized version of it! The blueberry jelly was divine, it’s not sour and definitely not those soaked in syrup. J also loved it being one of his two favourites that we’ve tried so far.

Epic Chocolate Cravings

Epic Chocolate Cravings

This was one where the description just captivated me – who could resist the award winning Rich Belgian dark chocolate with hazelnut crust and salted caramel sphere (Egg free)? Lets skip to the base, it tasted just like Ferrero Rocher! The Hazelnut crust nailed it. The centre itself was quite dense with a bitter after taste – being egg free, it’s probably what you get. This one is definitely for those who are dark chocolate fans! Sweetness – almost nil!

Endless Love

Endless Love

Maybe because I’ve never seen a macaron in this form. And when I do, Luxbite was the one that opened my imaginations on macarons. My first bite, I felt it was like any macaron with real raspberry fillings. But the surprising pop of flavour is the lychee hidden in its centre. The freshness and sweetness of the lychee balanced out the tender  sourness of raspberries. The rose cream was a bit strong for my liking – but i’m not too fond of rose flavoured food anyway. But I see the ‘Endless Love’ story behind it with the rose cream.

Meringue Monster

Meringue Monster

If you’re a nerds addict, then you’ll love Meringue Monster! But i believe the above is the halloween version of it. On top of the meringue, comes with orange white choc horns and sprinkled with watermelon flavoured nerds. As you scoop down the meringue, there’s layers of red (watermelon), light pink (sour strawberry) and green (green tea) mousse. Which reminds me of my childhood… It all sounds sweet, but it wasn’t! J liked this one too, not because he picked it, but because it was playful and colourful.

Endless Love, Epic Chocolate Cravings & Green Tea Cheesecake

Endless Love, Epic Chocolate Cravings & Green Tea Cheesecake

Lastly, Green Tea Cheesecake. My mum liked this one, even though she isn’t always a fan of green tea flavoured desserts. What topped it? It was the salted green tea crumble at the base. The cream cheese added the smoothness to the layers of light pistachio ganache. However, I couldn’t taste the Japanese rice wine. :(

I would recommend everyone to try at least the Blue Calpis, it’s something you can’t find anywhere else! And not as sweet as you think desserts are!

Website: https://www.luxbite.com.au
Location: 38 Toorak Road, South Yarra

Tasteelicious Rating:
Service: 4/5
Ambience: 4/5
Entree: NA
Mains: NA
Dessert: 4.5/5
Overall: 12.5/15

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Kong BBQ

Owned by the same group as the famous Chin Chin. Located on the busy Church Street where many furniture stores are sits Kong – Korean and Japanese Fusion Restaurant.

I first tried Kong BBQ was from the Melbourne Night Noodle Market 2015. Their buns were amazingly soft on the outside and well balanced on the inside. So we decided to give Kong BBQ a go on their other dishes!

Walking in feeling warmly welcomed by the staff. We did not have to wait on a Saturday morning for brunch (it was actually our second choice against Top Paddock). But it turned out being a good decision!  My boyfriend was happy that we did not have to wait and the food turned out great! The setting of the restaurant is very casual… with high ceilings where pipes are visible which made it more of a ‘warehouse’ than a setting you’d expect in ‘fine-dining’.

Kong Dining Area

Kong BBQ Dining Area

Here’s what we had:

Mandhu - Wagyu Beef & Kimchi Dumplings with Soy Sauce

Mandhu – Wagyu Beef & Kimchi Dumplings with Soy Sauce

We started with these dumplings… And having the Kimchi compliment the Wagyu – just hit it for me. It was sour enough to kick start my pallet for the rest of our meals! Price of $18.00 is considered high for an entree in general but it is definitely worth it – unflawed!

BBQ Succhini & Spice Crusted Silken Tofu Salad w Soy Vinegar Dressing

BBQ Zucchini & Spice Crusted Silken Tofu Salad w Soy Vinegar Dressing

This Tofu and Zucchini salad is divine! Be careful it was a bit spicy for me. Despite spice, but because I love silken tofu, I just had to bear with it just so I can keep eating my favourite dish!

Bossam - Pork Belly w Soba Noodle, Nashi & Apple Soy

Bossam – Pork Belly w Soba Noodle, Nashi & Apple Soy

Korean Fried Wings w Honey, Garlic & Sesame

Korean Fried Wings w Honey, Garlic & Sesame

Soba was very fresh with the Apple and Nashi. But it didn’t have the wow factor. There’s also some chilli in there, so it’s another warning from me! I probably would try other salad dishes just to cleans my pallet from flavoursome dishes like the Korean Wings! Wings were lovingly flavoursome, I was impressed with the portion given the price of $12. My boyfriend enjoyed it too and he is a wings fan.

Kong Passionfruit and Lemon Soda

Kong Passionfruit and Lemon Soda

This drink is also pretty unique – haven’t really seen this in other restaurants, because of citrus-y ingredients, the drink is good for summer!

I’d recommend Kong BBQ – it’s very different from Chin Chin. But if I were to pick one or the other, I’d pick Chin Chin! They don’t take any bookings unfortunately but you can do phone order for takeaway.

Website: https://www.kongbbq.com.au
Location: 599 Church Street, Richmond 3121, Melbourne
Tasteelicious Rating:
Service: 5/5
Ambience: 4/5
Entree: 4/5
Mains: 3/5
Dessert: NA
Overall: 16/20

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Chez Dré

Sitting close to the South Melbourne Market where a market with the freshest seafood lies Chez Dré, a french breakfast, lunch and patisserie restaurant catered for all.

Chez Dré, a French-inspired sweet & savoury delights, treats.. you name it. The good thing is, they have all-day brunch menu! To top it up, they have a range selection of petits gateau – all unique in it’s way.

There’s an outdoor dining area right after the main entrance. When it gets busy, you’d have to wait (with seats available) for a table. The outdoor area is wonderful – it was a bright day – perfect for Brunch out under the sun at the start of Spring. You can bring your pets and there is sufficient space for them to lie there next to your table/chair as you chat away with your friends and family.

Indoor dining area is modern with long wooden stools without backrests. Other seats were those stackable stools – it didn’t look like it much cost was put to the chairs. But what impressed me was the cleanliness and the arrangement of the restaurant.

Patisserie Bar

Patisserie Bar

Chez Dré Kitchen

Chez Dré Kitchen

Mac Attack

Mac Attack – $8.50

Latte

Singe Origin of the Day – $4.50

Coffee of the Day

Latté – $4.00

It seemed like they have segregated areas, one area for table of fours sitting at the booth next to the dessert counter, two areas for larger groups fitting 8-10 and one area for outdoor dining.

Mum had the whole Smoked Salmon – dill creme fraîche, kohlrabi & pickled red onion. She found it fresh and light – loved the baguette and she much enjoyed the dill creme fraîche, kohlrabi & pickled red onion.
I found the price was reasonable!
Salmon Baguette

Salmon Baguette – $13.50

I noticed that there’s an addition to the menu from last time. – their weekly special. The special I ordered was Potato Rösti – chorizo, asparagus, capsicum coulis & a poached egg. It came with two pan-fried potatoes that was temperature hot. I love it when my food is hot! They’ve nailed me on the potatoes!
Potato Rösti

Potato Rösti

I have many photos, but I don’t really want to bore you from reading every taste experience I had. My fave is the Potato Rösti. Although seasonal, I believe they will make many similar dishes with different inspirations – it keeps me intrigued in visiting again and again!
White Bean Cassoulet

White Bean Cassoulet – $19.50

Eggs your way

Eggs your way – $9.50

Grand Petit Dejeuner

Grand Petit Dejeuner $21.50

Veggie Petit Dejeuner

Veggie Petit Dejeuner – $20.50

The staff was friendly, our waitress sounded like she had a french accent. She was enthusiastic and when I asked about her recommendation for dessert, she definitely helped me in picking the first petit gateau out of the millions of delights! She helped us try the passionfruit and chocolate mousse. It was devine. Loved the citrus taste combined with the sweetness of chocolate. Chocolate itself wasn’t sweet like many mousse. It was the perfect balance for me.

Passionfruit - Chocolate Mousse

Passionfruit – Chocolate Mousse – $9.50

 

Website: http://www.chezdre.com.au/
Location: Rear of 285-287 Coventry Street, South Melbourne 3205
Tasteelicious Rating:
Service: 4/5
Ambience: 5/5
Entree: NA
Mains: 4/5
Dessert: 5/5
Overall: 18/20

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Sushi Hotaru

Sushi Hotaru is a sushi train restaurant located in the heart of Melbourne CBD – Bouke St Mall vicinity.

Been to several sushi train restaurants but this place stands to impress. My first visit was not a long wait because we arrived at 5.30pm on a saturday night. We waited for a maximum of 15 minutes. But if you arrive at 6.30-7.30 pm period, you would expect a long wait – they don’t take bookings either.

Sushi trains are generally expensive and the $3 a plate piles up as you’re nibbling and having a good time with your folks!

Minimum per dish is $3! You can also get $3 for a bowl of Udon! Their must-try dish is ‘scampi’ you get one raw scampi with its head entailed. I’ve only tried scampi here, so I had no expectations.

Fresh Scampi Nigiri

Fresh Scampi Nigiri

Fresh Scampi Order

Fresh Scampi Order

My first visit definitely impressed me with scampi, 2nd and 3rd time the dish felt warmer and warmer. Like the scampi had been out sitting for sometime.

Not only is scampi a must-try, their salmon of 7 pieces at $7.90 isn’t bad! Although you may occasionally taste frozen ice on the salmon, its better cold than warm right?

Sashimi (Salmon)

Sashimi (Salmon)

Their wasabi is better than average. Can taste the wasabi spice more than other sushi trains. Although the wasabi are packaged individually, I’ve tasted the same brand but the tingly feeling is definitely not there or out-dated which just ruins your sushi train experience.

Takoyaki

Takoyaki

I’d also recommend to try their Takoyaki, although I like Takoyaki steaming hot from, this dish is not bad based on $3! Many Takoyakis i’ve tried does not have octopus in each ball and I always feel ripped off as there’s more batter than seafood. I believe this one is worth a try for only $3… What could you lose?

Seared Salmon Sushi

Seared Salmon Sushi

Lotus Sushi

Lotus Sushi

Crab Stick Sushi

Crab Stick Sushi

Salmon and Avocado Handroll

Salmon and Avocado Handroll

I’d absolutely put my hands up on their Salmon and Avocado Hand roll and their Soft Shell Crab Hand roll as the seaweed is always crispy, rice is just right as per the other dishes – right level of vinegar and I can take each grain of rice, avocado is always fresh! Sorry I don’t have a photo of their Soft Shell Crab – but for the same price as Salmon Avocado, I reckon this is worth a shot! I believe their quality on Salmon and Avocado hand roll has always been consistent throughout the many visits I’ve been.

Lastly on food – dessert passes the test, but they have limited variety on their menu, mainly green tea, black sesame pudding and mochi. It doesn’t ‘wow’ me and I would most likely save my quota for more of their signature sushi!

Environment is clean and service delivers. Never needed to chase up on ordered dishes. Overall, I think there’s some inconsistencies throughout my visits to Sushi Hotaru. But I’d still recommend it and it definitely fills you up with a check out of $25 per person for dinner… !

Location: Shop 118 200 Bourke St Melbourne, VIC 3000
Tasteelicious Rating:
Service: 4/5
Ambience: 4/5
Entree: Not Applicable
Mains: 5/5
Dessert: 3/5
Overall: 16/20

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Huff Bagelry

Huff Bagelry is a Breakfast & Lunch cafe situated at Carnegie. It also recently opened one in Mentone this year.

Identified by my friend H, we decided to venture Koornang Road, Carnegie. It was both our first experience at Huff Bagelry. The area is tidy and cosy with cushions on the seats against the wall. The internal furniture are all made of medium toned wood.

We arrived at 9.30am around then were several tables available but the cafe was still busy. There were many takeaway orders of coffee and bagels. The service was to order at the counter with a given table number stand and find a table yourself.

I ordered a Hot Mocha, and it wasn’t the best Mocha I’ve tried. It tasted more like chocolate than 50% Chocolate & 50% Coffee.

Mocha - Huff Bagelry

Mocha – Huff Bagelry

The bagels are so fresh – it was definitely freshly baked.

The order at Huff Bagelry

The order at Huff Bagelry

Chicken Aoili was the bagel I picked in onion and poppy seeds. It was very filling, it had so much chicken and avocado in it. I loved it. The only flaw on my bagel, is that for Brunch, I’d prefer to not have such a strong taste of onion and aoili. If I were to pick the bagel again, I’d pick the same – Chicken Aoili but try with a difference bagel to avoid the strong smell of onion breath afterwards!!

The size of the bagel was perfect! I don’t think I could eat anymore at 9.30am in the morning. If it was 11-2pm, I’d probably be able to eat more than just 1 bagel.

Chicken Aoili, Lettuce and Avocado with Poppyseeds and onion bagel

Chicken Aoili, Lettuce and Avocado with Poppyseeds and onion bagel

My friend H ordered the Salmon bagel and was toasted. I can tell that there is a big difference in size compared with the Chicken Aoili bagel. Now this one looked petite.

moked Salmon, Cream Cheese and Capers

Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese and Capers

Overall, i love their bagels hands down, but their mocha could be improved – some reviews state that their coffee is the best. I guess it’s up to personal preference. Maybe it’s just their Mocha…

Trading Hours: Open 7 days a week from 6am – 4.30pm

Tasteelicious Rating:
Service: 3/5
Ambience: 4/5
Mains: 4.5/5
Beverages: 2.5/5
Overall: 13.5/20

Location: 112 Koornang Rd, CarnegieVIC 3163

Website: http://huffbagelry.blogspot.com.au‎

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Burch & Purchese

Is a known patisserie headed by Darren Purchese. He’s known for his flavour balance and texture creativity. Combining delicious sweet decorations of jellies, sponges, mousses, cream, crumbles & spreads layer after layer.

I’ve followed them at the 2013 Melbourne Show – good food and wine pavilions. Darren there did a cooking demonstration on his explosive raspberry marshmellows.

So this time I had to try their Explosive Raspberry Milk Chocolate (Nut Free) as the raspberry popping candy sounded too good at the Show! Although I didnt get to try the explosive raspberry marshmellows demonstrated at the melbourne show, I imagined that they had more crackling sensation than what was really in this dessert. I was slightly disappointed in that but otherwise, it was a gorgeous dessert.

Explosive Raspberry Milk Chocolate (Nut Free)

Explosive Raspberry Milk Chocolate (Nut Free)

Every cylindrical dessert b&p has has *b&p* embossed on the container. And I just had to take that as a souvenir :)

The second dessert we tried was Green Tea, Blackburrant, Yuzu & White Chocolate…

Green Tea, Blackburrant, Yuzu & White Chocolate

Green Tea, Blackburrant, Yuzu & White Chocolate

It was so so good! There were no negatives about it. I especially liked the Grapefruit/Yuzu that added the tanginess to the whole compilation. The sweetness wasn’t heavy, and i experienced the bitterness because of the green tea sponge. Despite it being bitter, it was a good in texture and it balanced the dessert.

I would definitely recommend this one! And would re-purchase this bad-boy.

I was particularly pleased that both desserts weren’t very sweet. Im a sucker for desserts, but weary and picky about the level of sweetness compiled.

Service from their staff was pleasant – we couldn’t make up our mind so we asked for recommendations on one sweet and one neutral. And they suggested exactly what we were considering! It’s always a plus when people know what you want without you telling them ;)

Ambience was nice, features with pink tones and princess like environment. As the store wasn’t extremely big, we could only dine outside by Chapel St. It was quite a windy day then, so we didn’t quite enjoy our outdoor dining service.

Trading Hours: Open 7 days a week from 10am – 6.30pm and their online store is open all hours of course!

Tasteelicious Rating:
Service: 4/5
Ambience: 3/5
Dessert: 4.5/5
Overall: 11.5/15

Website: www.burchandpurchese.com/
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Mandarin Oriental – Afternoon High Tea

Whenever I visit Hong Kong I would always try high tea at a 4-5 star hotel. This is because after currency conversion it turns out reasonably cheaper than if it was at Australia!

This time I checked into the lobby at the Mandarin Oriental hotel, which is a 5 star hotel. The hotel was within 4 minutes walking distance from Central mtr station. It’s definitely convenient for those who work at Central which is the Central Business District of Hong Kong with luxury branded retailers surrounding many well serviced hotels business and iconic buildings. The lobby specialised in delicacy and desserts. And it certainly delivered!

We initially ordered tea set for 2 persons, as advised by my aunt who tried Mandarin Oriental before. There was 3 of us but apparently 2 persons tea set was enough to fill us all,

After seeing the set it just didn’t seem to sparingly feed the 3 of us. Additionally, one of my friends didnt have breakfast/lunch, So we ordered a one person tea set also. And… it was the wrong decision!

By the end of the day we left one dessert on the tier. It was truely too much to fill 2 males and 1 female!
Lesson learnt: listen to my aunt and order 2 persons tea set when 3 people are dining.

Mocha

Mocha

I ordered a Mocha as my drink that came with the Tea set, but it wasn’t the best Mocha.. there wasn’t enough chocolate to kick off the taste and it tasted like a really light Latte unfortunately.

Salmon Sour Cream Chive Bagel & Cucumber Dill Cream Cheese Soft White Bread

Salmon Sour Cream Chive Bagel & Cucumber Dill Cream Cheese Soft White Bread

Dessert Platter

Dessert Platter

Jam for the Scones was wonderful.. it was made with rose petals and it was perfect with the scones.  It was also a good idea to spread both jam and the Devon Clotted Cream on the Plain scones.

Devon Clotted Cream & Rose Petal Jam

Devon Clotted Cream & Rose Petal Jam

Plain & Raisin Scones

Plain & Raisin Scones

Overall, I’d say the sandwiches lacked a bit of creativity compared with Langham hotel’s high tea. But the dessert was spot on! Sensational flavours from sweet and sour but not too sweet and bearable sourness!
The savoury pastries also kicked it off – Quiche [Bacon, Onion, Cheese] & Sausage Roll, Puff Pastry! Warm to the right edible temperature crispy on the outer and well flavoured in the inner.

Quiche Bacon Onion Cheese & Sausage Roll Puff Pastry

Quiche Bacon Onion Cheese & Sausage Roll Puff Pastry

My favourite would be the chocolate and waffle base cake – millefruille or it could be the ‘Hazelnut Cassis Mousse Cake’. The best dessert with the right size for tasting.

Rococo – Glenferrie Road

Sitting at the corner of Glenferrie Road and Hawthorne Grove lies Rococo Glenferrie Road. There is also Rococo Fitzroy Street Rococo and Acland St which is the original establishment of the Rococo Group. Catering for outdoor and indoor dining or just at the bar for couple of drinks and nibbles, their kitchen opens all day from breakfast to late…

It was a booking for a table for 14 at 7pm on a Saturday December night. The restaurant had a large indoor dining area and being in the festive month of December with many social gatherings, the restaurant wasn’t filled at that time.

We were seated right at the back of the restaurant next to the glassed cellar room. the evening was set with a candle lit ambience. I thought it was the perfect spot until I found that we were separated with the rest of the restaurant guests, dining next to a work party of 40 people. And we know what happens at work functions, there’s announcements and it gets routy! By the end of the night, it just got too noisy, we couldn’t hear each other within our table! So I had to take some points off from service.

Their menu comprised a range of antipasti, salads, pizza, pasta, risotto and paninis.

My meal was the Rococo specialty pasta with chicken and you can definitely taste the freshness of each ingredient. The texture of the pasta was just right, but I found it a bit thick for me as I’m use to spaghettis in number 2’s.
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Deep fried Quail with mushroom risotto was much loved but the quail was hard to eat as it was two whole quails. We wish it was at least cut in half to be dine friendly.
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My friends enjoyed the Salmon and the pizza too. It’s presentable and very colourful!
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I’ve tried Rococo at Acland Street and it was a very good experience especially after a fun night of a friend’s engagement party – supper at Rococo – Acland Street was just what we needed! We were told that the Traditional Spaghetti Bolognese was the best and my boyfriend ordered this popular dish and it delivered~! But, the Spag-bol at Rococo at Glenferrie Road was missing something… something I can’t put to words… sorry~

Dessert? was amazing! I loved the Strawberries and Cream. The meringue definitely completes the taste of the Strawberries and Cream. It added the crunch and chewiness which enlightened the sweet dribbling syrup and melting ice cream. Unfortunately, I didn’t take a photo of it, I was too keen on getting the first bite!

Summing up… I would recommend Rococo Glenferrie for a nice gathering with the added price for ambience, but I personally wouldn’t visit regularly. It was a lovely environment to catch up with long lost friends – apart from the loudness from other guests. But what can you do? I guess if the restaurant knew its a work function they should really sit them at the back of the restaurant and not sit them in the middle to disturb other guests.
** I also think there’s a difference in quality of food between Rococo Glenferrie Rd and Acland St…


Trading Hours:
Monday-Sunday: Breakfast – Late
Location: 797 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorne

Tasteelicious Rating:
Service: 2/5
Ambience: 5/5
Mains: 3/5
Drinks: NA
Dessert: 5/5
Overall: 15/20

Website: www.rococo.net.au/glenferrie-road
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