Miss Spam had a lunch house warming and people stayed for dinner and she was not prepared for that. However, due to the location of her new abode, we were spoilt for choice and decided to check out Albert and Sydney. The building itself is one of Melbourne’s first banks and has transformed itself into a wine and cocktail lounge. I heard the pumping RnB music and rushed everyone inside. It’s a lovely setting AND the staff are super friendly. We got a table by the bar and started looking through the menu.
I, of course, am a sucker for mash and couldn’t resist the parsnip mash. I was disappointed with the mash. It wasn’t bursting with flavour and was grainy and not smooth at all. Maybe check out the chippies if you want sides.
Parsnip Mash – $6
There was a special on the sliders and it was 2 for 1 of the same sliders. The first slider we got was the calamari slider. This was super duper dry. The buns were hard and dry, the calamari was really soft a touch rubbery. Wasn’t a fan at all.
Calamari Slider – $8
Mr D got the confit duck sliders and found that theses too, were super dry. The duck was dry, the buns were dry, it was like the sahara desert in my mouth. However, I love the onion rings that was inside the sliders. Bonus points for duck sliders.
Confit Duck Slider – $7
House pickles & onion rings
Miss Spam got the barramundi and she quite enjoyed it. She wasn’t a fan of the lemon grass broth and found it way too overpowering.
Barramundi – $32
Seared with lemongrass broth & soy black garlic mushrooms
Miss Teeth got the chicken thigh and enjoyed the chicken. It wasn’t too dry which is always a good thing. The chippies weren’t crunchy and needed a touch more salt.
Chicken Thigh (Parma Style) – $21
Ham & Gruyere: served with chips
Albert and Sydney is located in a lovely building with beautiful interior decor. The food however, was quite disappointing but if you’re in the mood for drinkies, definitely drop by.
We received 25% off the bill with the Entertainment Book at Albert and Sydney. If you are interested in purchasing the Entertainment Book for loads (and I mean LOADS) of awesome sauce foodie discounts and 20% of memberships sold will go to Sane Australia, just click here.