THE POT FOOD & WINE
The Pot Food & Wine, located in the restaurant hub of King William road, seems to be the gift that just doesn’t stop giving. Biased as a regular customer? Maybe, but my almost weekly attendance at this little treasure speaks volumes about its diverse menu and consistent quality.
The intimate space creates a warm, friendly atmosphere, its quirky art works, racks of wine galore, and rustic brown paper table cloths, earning its industrial chic charm. Don’t be deceived—the food is the real star of this venue. You can do no wrong with the tasting menu but my preference would have to be an array of the dishes from the ‘grazing’ section which you can mix and match to your own desire, and share with friends in a tapas style.
Starting with the Beef Tartare Special ($12) this divine and flavoursome food is a perfect one to share. The simplicity in contrasting smooth egg yolk & tender meat, accompanied with rounds of crisply toasted bread and a homemade aioli, is a true match made in heaven. I opted for a long time favourite, the Crispy Hanoi Duck Spring Roll ($11). This gorgeous dish arrives in its own package of fresh lettuce, topped with a delicious black vinegar and hoisin dressing, managing to defy the tired, traditional spring roll, through an inspired modern fusion. The Soft Shell Crab Brioche slider ($12) with red cabbage pickle & kewpie, was another crowd favourite, on trend with sliders that are currently all the rage. My absolute must have dish is the Sticky Beef Dumplings ($10). These burst with flavour, creating a real taste explosion. Nestled in a spiced soy vinegar broth with ginger and spring onion, these bad boys have an after taste that will leave you likely salivating, begging for more. This all went down well with a lovely glass of chardonnay, but if you prefer something else the wine list itself is exciting, with no shortage in options.
If you’re going to order dessert you might as well do it well, and The Pot’s are to die for. The Passionfruit Soufflé with Chantilly Cream ($15) is rightly popular as it softly melts on your tongue while zinging your taste buds. Sweet tooths out there will delight in the Peanut Butter Parfait ($15) that provides a misé en scene in your mouth with the smooth chocolate sorbet, oozing butterscotch, and crunchy peanut praline. Out with girlfriends? The complementing mojito ($18) doesn’t go astray.
Perfect for anything from a first date to a bunch of friends catching up, the modern Australian cuisine at The Pot Food & Wine delivers again and again.
Opening Hours- Monday : Closed, Tuesday - Friday : 12pm till Late, Saturday & Sunday : 9am till Late
Address- 160 King William Road, Hyde Park, Phone- 08 8373 2044