Sunday, October 25, 2009

European Bier Cafe

Location: 120 Exhibition Street, Melbourne
Cuisine: Modern Australian

A very large bar and restaurant. Extensive range of alcohols and a fairly decent sized menu. The live band makes the place rather noisy and hard to carry on conversations. The place itself looked pretty nice and comfortable, good for a casual dinner or after work drinks.

In addition, it is one of those 'order at the bar' places without table service, although the waiters do bring the food out to the tables for you. Service was relatively slow, especially with the entrees, but the mains rolled out with a small wait but roughly at the same time.

Seasoned Wedges served with sweet chilli and sour cream and cheese and bacon

Perfect wedges loaded with lots of melted cheese and bacon bits!

Duo of Housemade Greek Dips (beetroot and tzatziki) with toasted Turkish bread and marinated olives

Bruschetta with roasted garlic, slow roasted tomatoes, Spanish onion, basil and a balsamic reduction

Pesto Marinated Pan Fried Chicken Breast served on char-grilled vegetables, mushroom risotto and Napoli sauce

Chicken was a little on the dry side at times, but very nicely marinated with the pesto. The mushroom risotto was just beautiful - light and fluffy, and plenty of mushrooms! The Napoli sauce added a slight tangy flavour to the dish.

Chicken Parmigiana, a succulent chicken schnitzel topped with ham, Napoli sauce and molten mozzarella served with fries and a fresh garden salad

Char-Grilled Sirloin Steak topped with mushroom sauce served on mash and julienne of vegetables

Pan fried Fish of the Day Meunierre, fresh fillet cooked in nut brown butter, served on mash and a vegetable mélange

Salt and Pepper Dusted Calamari on mesculin salad leaves with fresh coriander, snow peas, cashews, bean shoots and our own coriander and basil dressing

Open Lamb Souvlaki, marinated lamb served atop toasted pita bread with a Greek salad and tzatziki

Seared Spiced Barramundi on mash and sautéed Asian vegetables with hollandaise sauce

Chicken Breast Schnitzel served with fries, salad and mushroom sauce

Overall Impression: 8/10

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