Buzzy front bar and a roomy back bar with lounges and tables and an open style kitchen.
We had the scotch filet with garlic chat potatoes $34 and the porcini rissotto $19.50. Also had an ale each $4.50 a pot and $9 a pint. There were pizzas for $16 which we will try on our return.
Returned on the following Friday evening and the place was pulsing with end of the week workers all relaxing. All of the tables in the dining area booked, but we found a vacant lounge in the front bar and ordered a couple of pizzas and beers. The chicken and bacon drizzled with BBQ sauce was not very interesting, but the calabrese, caramelised onion, pesto and feta was a lot better.
We felt we'd become locals and came on our last night in Melbourne - a Monday evening and always a hard evening to find something good to eat.
Paul had an Asian salad with crispy pork and a sesame seed and coriander dressing and I had cured salmon with creme fraiche and caperberries. The Asian salad was seriously good. Add a couple of beers and the bill was $42.50.
I notice that this entry has been listed by Trip Advisor as a B & B. I don't think it is at all. I didn't see any evidence of accommodation.
- Also Known As:
- The Cherry Tree Hotel Richmond, Greater Melbourne