Mont Albert North, undefined, Australia
May 29, 2005
The range of items on the menu was reasonable, with around five choices of appetizers and five choices of mains, with an additional specials board with one appetizer and five mains. We all chose from the specials, and the food was superb. The appetizer was a mix of Thai fish cakes, calamari, continental sausage, meatballs, and dried tomatoes with fresh continental bread. All items on this shared dish were delightful!
Main courses ranged from $20 to $25 and included a fish dish, kangaroo fillets, and a steak. These were our choices, and we were not disappointed with the quality or quantity of the food. Service was prompt and efficient.
The appetizer and main were so filling that we had little room left for the desserts on offer. We elected to share a lemon curd tart. I expected this to be a ready-made item bought from a distributor, but it was both tasty and well presented, with thick cream and a raspberry coulis.
We thoroughly enjoyed the meal, the ambience, and the personalised service. The manager introduced himself and had a short chat with us before the waitress took our order. When things had quieted down, the chef came to our table to have a chat and to check that we were happy with our meals.
If you visit Shepparton, this is a must-stop eatery. During the day, it operates as a café, offering light meals and delicious cakes with tea and coffee. In the evenings, it is run basically as a fine-dining restaurant. It is of equal quality to many of the fine restaurants in Melbourne that charge significantly more.
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