Liven Eats - The Naked European (Windsor) @ Friday, March 03, 2017
Saturday 18th February
An early dinner before the theatre at the Naked European opposite Windsor station. I'm not a brunch hour person but I do love breakfast! I'd never make desert for breakfast though.
Breakfast is served till 5.30 at the Naked European though the menu us limited to five items with no guc or smashed avo. Not food porn based or inclusive of trending magnums and a terrarium of sugar and colour. It was actually kinda disappointing.
We love french toast! $15. Cinnamon french toast with
marsala whipped cream and mixed berry compote
Apricot raisin pistachio thick fruit toast. As french toast goes it needed more of that egg soaked and fried quality. There was definitely cinnamon which I love. The mint with berries was great along with spiked cream I would have liked more varied fruit, especially seasonal stone fruit, because potentially the berries were frozen.
It was a snack, not a meal. Like when you order $5 buttered raisin toast. In theory brunch means you'll be full till afternoon tea (fruit salad, not cake ) though unless you get the American big or rather huge breakfast I don't see that happening.
King fish ceviche nachos (was $6 per nacho (so $12) NOW $17, served in a pair) (gf)
tomato, mango, coconut, coriander, avocado. served on homemade corn chips
Fresh and fun but missing that special something, perhaps its the squeeze of lime. The fish was soft but firm, served with a salsa, guac and basil.
Tomatoes and mozzarella - A Seasonal Dish. Roma tomato and buffala mozzarella (was $9 NOW 16, it was one tomato sliced but now almost a medley - but tomatoes aren't that expensive!!) extra virgin olive oil, basil pesto and olive oil.
The food was pedestrian. Nothing to recommended. It's more of a bar and the music was loud modern punk rock. I was the only one there at 6pm.
I ordered from the online menu, which was a lot/significantly cheaper... and so the bill was kinda a shock, killing the eating out budget for the fortnight.
Spoke to the manager prices changes changed this week though the online hasn't been updated
As someone who prefers minimal contact I order my coffee through the app while standing in the cafe, so for me I'd rather look up the menu on my phone rather than ask for it.
The bill came to $53 for three snacks and a fruit juice. The predicted was $30 following the online menu prices.
In one sentence? Overpriced and not happy.
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