So we all know that I am Northside-centric and barely manage to get out of my local comfort zone (a quick peruse of the reviews page can show how far weighted reviews are to the North). So I’m generally at a loss when trying to come up with food suggestions on the other side of the river.
It was therefore by happy accident and pure luck that I ended up having a delicious lunch at Spoonful. My mate S and I were running errands and found ourselves starving on High Street. It was then that I remembered the gorgeous Spoonful. I have eaten there a couple of times, although this was a long time ago – probably 2 years at least. I was interested to see how the place was now.
The lunch menu includes a few salads (including calamari/chorizo and chicken liver with vincotto), omelettes, a pilaf, a risotto and a terrine. Very ladies who lunch (and I don’t mean it in a mean way – I was lunching there myself!).
I couldn’t go past the roast chicken salad with baby kipfler potatoes, green beans, preserved lemon and watercress ($22):
This was great – the salad had some heft to it, thanks to the potato and chicken, but somehow it still tasted light and fresh. The dressing was a basil pesto number and the preserved lemon cut through the richness. Yum.
S went for the pumpkin, gorgonzola and sage tart ($16.50):
Another good choice. This was served warm and had lovely nuggets of pumpkin and gorgonzola. S was also duly impressed with the buttery, flaky, shortcrust pastry.
Overall – a great lunch. I’m looking forward to visiting again, their breakfast menu looked tempting (saffron and elderflower poached pears anyone?). You can also visit their sweet little sister shop next door, Teaspoon, which sells coffee, cakes and some homewares too.
543 High St, Prahran
Ph: (03) 9521 5212