Have had tea/coffee here over the past two weeks. 'Er Indoors (who's a caffeine connoisseur) says it's without doubt the best coffee she had on the coast (and she's tried many). I had tea yesterday. Normally when I order tea at a cafe it's like clover tea - only three leaves. My cuppa was to die for. Strong; a large pot; cute little bottle of milk and a matching china cup and saucer. Bewdaful.
Bumbles serves dinner on Thursday nights. So we thought we'd give it a try. $50 a head for three courses and BYO. So far so good.
Arrived at 6.45 (place was very well patronised) and sat outside. The ambience was perfect; a soft glow radiating from inside with all the tea lights. Looking across to the river foreshore and house lights beyond.
Table set with fine linen tablecloth, glassware and cutlery. El cheapo paper napkin - naughty!
Menu's and a bottle of chilled water. Waitress was a delight. So helpful and cheery. Ordered. Both had the same - boring!
Twice roasted pork belly with apple mint salad; seven hour lamb shoulder and cheese.
Pork was tender and unctuous; apple salad ok but the mint were large leaves thrown through the applesticks. I think they should have been shredded.
I'd say we had no more than 10 minutes between finishing starters before mains were delivered.
Lamb was tender and flavoursome, served with mashed spuds. Mash was one of the best I've had. Would have been good to have a few greens but this is a minor complaint.
Cheese. Now here's the big let down. Menu described the cheese as being "creamy cheese served with pear, quince paste and oat cake biscuits".
I think I've had better cheese when I've bought a "reduced for quick sale" piece of Brie at Woollies. It was hard and tough. No pear and obviously they'd run out of oat bickies because there was ONE oat bickie broken in half and three Lavosh. Overheard the lady at the next table telling Hubby that the cheese was Philadelphia Cream Cheese!
Offered tea or coffee but declined. Don't know if that was included in the price.
All in all a really good night. Terrific value with only the cheese being a bit of an issue.