Exploring the eateries around work, we found another place to hit up, The Rogue Squire. A booking was made and a entered we go. The Rogue Squire is a brewhouse that offers, you got it, beer, beer and beer. BUT, we’re not here for the beer, we’re here for the food. Walking in, we pass through the downstairs pub area, take the stairs and we entered the eating area.
I haven’t seen Miss Mumma in so long and when there’s an opportunity to see her, you jump on it. Miss Mumma suggested Woolwich Pier Hotel. We got there on a Tuesday night and it was jam packed. The atmosphere was pumping, lively and very pub-y. Miss Mumma got the fried chicken burger but she found it to be quite dry and was average. The chippies were cold and not crunchy at all and she was quite disappointed with the dish.
Fried Chicken Burger – $21
Lightly pickled cabbage slaw, roasted sesame dressing, fiery mayonnaise, classic american cheese & fries
We had a workies lunch date to celebrate the final days of working in the lead up to Christmas. We decided that local was the way to go and everyone can leave whenever they wished. We all voted and ended up going to Club Italia. Club Italia is located right next to Sunshine Hospital and there’s a dining area right next to the pokies. It has a real pub feeling to it so don’t come down dressed in your finest garments. We put our orders through at work and when we got there, we were seated promptly and the food came out 10-15mins later (not shabby at all). I got chicken and pumpkin risotto and this was very thick. It did look quite appetising at first but once I shoveled it (Yes, I was super hungry) into my mouth, there wasn’t a lot of flavour. Not something I would come back for.
Risotto Chicken, Pumpkin and Feta – $19.90
Arborio rice cooked with pumpkin, fetta, chicken and rocket in a vegetable stock
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.
It was Mr Hipster’s birthday (well it was the day before) and we decided to have lunch next door at the pub because, well, because pubs are Mr Hipster’s second home. Miss Mousey made a call to West End Market Hotel and pre-ordered our meals so by the time we got there, our food would be ready. Lunchtime came around and we made our way to West End for some pub grub.
Pabu Grill and Sake is a Japanese eatery that has been opened for 4 years and located in the heart of busy Fitzroy. The owner also influences the menu and regularly travels back to Japan for inspiration (dedication right there!). Pabu has released a new menu and I decided to take Miss Stooge 1 along since Miss Stooge 2 is away in Japan and this was the closest thing we’ll get to Japan.
After spending the morning at tree top adventures, we decided to reward/refuel ourselves at a pub close by – Micawber Tavern. It’s a cute little pub and it’s a very casual scene once you enter.
I received a voucher from Zomato to use at Railway Hotel in South Melbourne and I was excited to go since pubs always have great vibes and I decided to take along the babies. We walked through the front door and found a bar and couldn’t see the dining area at all, so we walked outside to see if there were any other doors. Luckily, one of the staff ran out and called us back in and told us the dining area was around the back (how did he even know?? must be PSYCHIC!). It was quite roomy and had a relaxed feel to it. They even had a fireplace and an awesome outdoors area which was currently being reserved for a wedding dinner.
It was our last breakfast in London and Mr D knew the drill, we only eat whatever food is known in the country which we’re in. So off we go on our last breakfast adventure and we stopped at Tanner and Co. Since it was only 8AM it wasn’t super busy and we got a table straight away.
Before our big Harry Potter Studio adventure, we needed a big breakfast to start the day. We decided to walk from our hotel to the train station and see what there was on offer and we walked straight into The Garrison.