Lot 7

December 13, 2012 at 11:01 pm (Bar, European, Melbourne CBD, Victoria)


In search of a relatively quiet venue for Friday dinner, T and I headed to Lot 7 on Flinders Lane.  So named as the restaurant’s premises is located on what was Lot 7 on Block 7 of one of Melbourne’s first land sales, the large, high-ceiling-ed warehouse houses an abundance of tables surrounding a central bar, with an open kitchen at the rear.  The decor blends sleek modern design with street art, making for a rather cool, relaxed space.  And a big tick for not having to endure a 2 hour wait.



To drink, 2010 La Purisima ‘Estio’ Rosado; brilliantly pink, fruity but quite dry.


The menu is European with some pub food mixed in for good measure, all moderately priced.  We started with pork belly, thinly sliced, crispy crackling, sitting on a bed of pine nuts and sweet currants with a muscatel dressing.


Onto mains, T opted for the seafood linguini with zucchini, garlic, grated parmesan and a hit of chili.


I had a crispy-skinned salmon fillet, served with ratatouille.


For dessert, our waitress recommended an apple and rhubarb crumble, which arrived as a mound of sweet, stewed fruit on a bed of buttery crumbs, topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.


We had a very enjoyable meal; while the food was not extraordinary, everything was well cooked and balanced.  The staff were friendly and attentive and we could also have a conversation without having to yell, which tends to be quite rare in trendy places nowadays.  A good option for a catch-up with friends.  Plus they do happy hour 😛


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