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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
A cafe hidden in the corner streets of Nicholson and Mollison in Abbotsford. The exterior appears to be a historic like building – a museum possibly? I wouldn’t have guessed it was a Cafe.
Parking was convenient on a 2pm Saturday afternoon, which is pleasing. Friends arrived at 1.45 trying to get in early for a nice table of 8, but we waited for just under 30 minutes in order for a table. I think this timeframe is quite forgiving, since we didn’t book (no reservations permitted) and there’s a large group of us.
The interior of the cafe is somewhat modern, metal chairs with wooden tables as contrast. Segregated in three sections, where the middle area was dedicated for VIP functions with an opening of a bright window. The function room could possibly seat 10-12 people. We dined at the back of the cafe where the desserts and drinks bar were located. Unfortunately our seats did not have a bag rest. But I guess that’s the culture of Three Bags Full Cafe? – Casual yet Modern.
I ordered the Pulled pork shoulder on toasted brioche which was $13. For some reason, I am always very conscious about catching a bone piece when I have pulled pork. But this was divine… Loved it, but could someone kindly tell me what I was meant to do with the lemon? I had no idea – squeeze it into the braised pulled pork?
I didn’t get a chance to try the following photos, because the braised pulled pork was enough to fill my lunch! Here’s some snaps of what my friends ordered. The Big Breaky was huge!! My girlfriend who didn’t have any breakfast couldn’t even finish the $19 dish! Impressive…
I also heard good feedback on the steak sandwich, it’s gluten free @ $18.50. Sorry I can’t be more descriptive…
$13.50 – Vanilla, coconut and lime rice pudding…
And as for these bad boys, $16.50 for these pancakes! Sweet with a bit of rhubarb on the side.
Another gluten free dish worth $17 which also had a tasteful review from my peers. The lamb wasn’t burnt and was quite easy to eat.
Beverage on the other hand was average. I tried their soy latte and it didn’t call for me.
Dessert was gorgeous! We had a chocolate cupcake. I don’t think they have a menu for their dessert. It’s just whatever they make on the day. The chocolate topping was just right. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, so sweetness was just right. The cupcake itself is perfectly baked – not too oily/buttery and not too dry.
Overall I’d recommend Three Bags Full for Brunch & Lunch! I’m not around Abbotsford much but would go there again with a nice brunch with my girlfriends. Try it! xx
Monday-Friday 7am to 5pm,
Weekends & Public holidays 8am to 5pm
Location: Corner of Nicholson St and Mollison St, Abbotsford.