The Top Line: A modern restaurant with a casual but sophisticated vibe offering wines and generous, well thought out mains. Portions are massive!! The wins included the 36 hour braised lamb pie and ‘one pan’ breakfast. Misses included the pastries and drinks…
The Review: White Rabbit is perfect for a casual catch up with friends and they provide plenty of outdoor seating (with heaters) to enjoy the fresh air on the corner of a busy city street. There’s an almost rustic, but clean, look inside with a bar and see through kitchen.
Make sure you watch out for the specials board next to the kitchen because it serves up some crazy tantilising creations daily – for example, the Salmon Wellington with capsicum pesto, roast field mushroom, thyme, dill, hollandaise sauce and fennel salad (hold on, let me take a breath!)
Of course this wont be there everyday, but I really enjoyed the dish. The hero of this was the salmon hidden inside the flaky golden pastry. Nicely cooked and juices preserved in the wellington. The capsicum pesto was incredibly herby and a little bit spicy, which was a nice touch, kind of like a salsa. Great lunch with the pleasant touch of an oh-so gigantic mushroom on the side and fresh n crisp fennel salad on top.
This pie was $22, but this pie excited us the most on the menu – a 36 hour braised lamb pie and it didn’t disappoint!! This was the last dish that came up for us, and having conquered four monster dishes prior to this, it’s amazing that we managed to devour practically the whole thing – because the pastry was so damn good. I mean look at it, you can see the flakes and layers and you can probably imagine just crunching into it. The lamb under it was braised with carrot, celery and mushroom. It had excellent flavour with some parts so tender, while others a bit more tough. Another downside was that is was very saucy and I would’ve like a bit more meat for a $22 lamb pie.
Travelling back in time from lunch to breakfast, the ‘One pan’ was basically a baked eggs with beans dish, plus two pieces of grilled pork belly on top. Not bad, the beans had a nice spicy tomato flavour to it and the pork belly was cooked well. Great hearty breakfast to satisfy an egg craving or a hungry stomach.
Bircher with Poached Fruits
Porridge. This cold bircher porridge style breakfast was delicious! It was sweet, it was creamy and it was fresh. The poached fruits hidden inside the muesli made it fun and exciting, while the blueberries and strawberries on top created bursts of freshness.