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Saturday, 25 October 2014

Hammer & Tong

Hammer & Tong
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Fitzroy is an amazing suburb is has Gelato Messina, N2 Extreme Gelato and plenty of different types of foods like greek, mexican, vegetarian, asian and it has plenty of bars and pubs. It is also known for the graffiti in the side streets. I can't draw a stick figure let alone anything fancy, you can spend hours just looking at the artwork.

I Had been here a few times before, i had breakfast and one night we found out they did dinner. It is another smallish cafe'. They use Duke's coffee and it is always consistent and tasty so we decided to go for dinner. When we sat down the waitress told us it is more Tapas style so small portions for sharing and we don't mind sharing we normally do. Some things are hard to share like burgers but you have to try it anyway.

It has a great wine selection, they do cocktails, beers, ciders and the coffees.

Kim had a Golden Gaytime Milkshake and it is caramel milkshake with vanilla ice cream and honeycomb biscuits. If you have never heard of them check it out Here 

I had an Ethopian filter, light and fruity and thats what i love about Melbourne. The quality of the coffee available and how light and fruity it is.

For the first item we chose was the smoked duck and potato with chicken crackling and caviar. It was very smooth, sweet, creamy. The chicken was crispy. The flavours worked together and was a nice way to start a meal.

The next item was the soft shell crab burger. You really need 1 between 2 people, i thought they were going to be a few small ones not one bigger one being tapas style. It was super crispy and really tasty.

The third item was the potted prawns, fennel and charcoal bread. the bread was crispy and the prawns tasted quite sweet and fresh.

We chose the lebanese eggplant paneer curry with angel hair chilli and salad. It was not really spicy but it was tasty and looked really good. The eggplant was not over cooked and the tofu was good.

and finally our favorite thing twice cooked crispy pork with blood orange and star anise jus.,It had brussel sprouts with kale chips. Like with all the other food it was tender not overdone yet the skin was cooked to perfection, so crispy and the kale chips are so different and random. We loved the meals here and the staff are amazing. We will come back again for a meal.
It was a lovely night.

Kind E-gards
Dale Stewart


  1. Great post, Dale. So enticing you make me want to hop on a plane and visit this cool place.

    I mentioned you yesterday to friends whom I'm visiting in Minnesota (Nate & Beth). I told them about your blog and how interesting it is.

    1. Thank you very much for your support :), its all about the networking isn't it.

  2. thanks for the congrats again dale. are you going to the night market this year?

    1. Yes we will, I have to find out when it starts :)

  3. I need to stop reading your posts when I am hungry! That milkshake sounds wonderful, and I am not that big on dairy. I know what you meant about burgers being hard to share, but Kyle and I always end up sharing our food when we order too.

  4. Great blog Dale!! The food was very delicious and super creative. Thanks for taking me and my friend to this place as I really enjoyed it.