A few mixed reviews this week. I’ve said it below, but seriously if you haven’t been to Manchester Press make it a priority!
The Kettle Black
50 Albert Road
South Melbourne Vic 3205
The Kettle Black is all the rage at the moment, you almost can’t have a conversation with a fellow foodie without it coming up, so naturally I had high expectations and to be honest It didn’t quite live up to it.
The café itself looks great and is super easy to get to and find parking. The service was really quick and friendly, so no issues on that front. In terms of food, we ordered the iconic Top Paddock ricotta hotcake that they brought across to the Kettle Black and the Wagyu steak sandwich.
Ok, so the hotcake is a sure thing, it is absolutely delicious and never disappoints, but it’s been done before, so this isn’t really new ground. I have to be honest, I looked at the menu and there wasn’t a whole lot that I wanted to eat, that’s why I went for the hotcake safe option.
We also ordered the Wagyu steak sandwich, which was a bit disappointing. It was tasty, but the steak was so chewy and just down right difficult to eat which kinda destroyed it for me.
On the way out I picked up a couple of the Doughboys Donuts, but was really disappointed when I got home to notice that they had given me the wrong flavour, Banana of all flavours, I HATE banana!
Overall I thought the Kettle Black was ok, I really really wanted to love this place, so I’m a bit devastated to say that It was just ok.
8 Rankins Lane
Melbourne Vic 3000
All I’m going to say is PULLED PORK BAGEL, enough said!
No really get in there now and eat it!! I’ve ordered pulled pork all over Melbourne and this was by far the best. Manchester Press are on to a winner with this and everyone needs to try it out. There is heaps of hype around this place and as far as I’m concerned it’s completely justified.
Turn off what ever device you’re reading this from and make your way there stat.
Purple Peanuts Japanese Café
620 Collins Street
Melbourne Vic 3000
We went to Purple Peanuts midweek for a quick dinner and I have to admit when we got there I really expected it to be amazing purely based on the que inside. We ordered the Tuna Onigiri, Teriyaki Chicken and the Gyuzara. The Onigiri was the best I’ve had in Melbourne, just delicious! The teriyaki and gyuzara on the other hand were nothing special, they were ok, but I wouldn’t rush back for them. If you’re in the area, just grab an Onigiri on the go, you won’t regret it.