We finally visited enough restaurants to use a Dimmi voucher. $50 dollars off a meal sounds like a good excuse to go out for dinner. We had a selection of places, but wanted something warm and simple. No thought process, no analysis of different textures, just plain normal good food.
The owners went with an eco crusader theme with the food and with the decor. Provenance is key, the vast majority of the interior is recycled but it still looks stylish, a definite kudos to the designer.
|View from our booth|
|Carpets on the walls|
|They actually use the rustic sink|
|All tables use recycled timber|
We got to the restaurant at 9pm (Thursday night, late) for an 830 pm booking, late as usual. But the staff didn't seem to mind.
We were greeted warmly by staff and the owner and showed promptly to our booth.
We sat down and had drinks whilst looking through the menu.
Batlow Cider $8.50
Garden Fresh Cocktail w/square one cucumber vodka, , pimms no.1, fresh lemon, apple & rhubarb syrup, cucumber & mint, topped with tonic $16
Jamon is Spanish for ham. The ham was cooked to perfection, not dry but still crispy, with mushrooms inside, it's a knockout dish, if only there were a few more servings. The beef skewers were grilled and served hot with a Mojo Verde, this is a Spanish green sauce made with vinegar, oil and coriander. The sauce really brings out the flavour of the beef and adds a much needed kick to a basic dish.
The portion sizes were a bit smaller than what we wanted and we were feeling quite peckish by 930, and couldn't wait for mains.