Lot 7

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

Lot7

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.

Lot7-dining

Lot7-wall

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

Lot7-rose

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.

Lot7-pork

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

Lot7-pasta

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

Lot7-salmon

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.

Lot7-crumble

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 😛

Lot7-drinks

 
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