Thursday, June 2, 2011

Restaurant Review: Bluestone Restaurant bar

Location: 349 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Link: http://www.bluestonerestaurantbar.com.au/
Cuisine: Modern Australian/Pub
Overall Impression on the restaurant: 7/10
Overall Impression on the bar: 5/10

Dining at the Bluestone Restaurant a few weeks ago was a lovely experience. The Modern Australian style cuisine was fresh, beautifully presented and tasted equally as good.
For entrees, we shared the following dishes:
-salmon and horseradish panna cotta, brioche grissini, gazpacho, lemon dust (GF)
-baked hervey bay scallops, capsicum salsa, parmesan and herb crust, micro herb garnish with fennel and prosciutto
-quail, fig and spiced plum wonton, vietnamese mint, soy and walnut dressing

The salmon panna cotta looked particularly strange. I was puzzled at the thought of a savoury panna cotta. Such was my curiousity that I just had to order it even though I had my doubts as to whether or not it would taste remotely good. To my surprise it was a pleasant, well balanced cold entrĂ©e.

The mains also came out beautifully. All three of us were very happy with what we had ordered.
And for dessert, we had the bluestone dessert plate to share. And again, everything was delicious.
Seeking  a casual lunch this time around, we decided to venture Downstairs and sample Bluestone's Bar Menu.



It was a stylish but simple, New York-style basement fit:

We decided to order a few wood-fired pizzas to share.
My favourite was a smoked salmon, tiny capers, goats cheese and fresh dill pizza. The pizzas were quite good. Nothing spectacular but definitely met all our expectations.
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