Finally, a place to recoup our losses from being unjustifiably snubbed from a little lane way cafe establishment. I think 15 minutes is way too long to be even greeted. I guess some people just don’t know how to be hospitable.
Yes, I know it goes against the reason why I’m writing this blog but I’ve turned this negative into a POSITIVE one! The shitty experience gave me energy to angry stomp my way north, up the hill on Little Collins street. I was probably ranting like a crazy hungry mad woman to Olleh (now my husband) whose mind was preoccupied with dancing pints.
The Boney Bar and Band room is at the Spring Street end, 68 Little Collins street and is right next door the almost renovated Bridie O’Reilley’s Pub. It’s a cool and dark and definitely NOT DANK place to hang out. We sat at the bar to drink our pints of Bulmers’s cider and Coopers Pale ale ($11 each). Then moved to window table behind the turn tables. It was such a good view of the very fashionable people parading up and down the street. As well as the suits rushing home and silly joggers running around in the heat.
This came in a light, almost tempura like batter encasing the juicy tender chicken. A generous serve of at least 5 pieces along with harrisa (Tunisian hot Chili pepper paste) and preserved lemon mayo to dip in. I really like the deep fried parsley and when they cut off the inner pith of lemon wedges. The mayo was mild but still very full of flavour.
Potato Skins $7.50
These were more like cute chubby potato wedges than just skins served with cool sour cream and chili sauce with freshly sliced spring onions. Nice and crispy on the outside and steadily fluffy on the inside. Does that make sense? I mean is, that fluffy potato can just go every where when you bite it and this one didn’t.
These 2 dishes were great to share but we needed something a little more since angry stomping took up a lot of energy to burn. We took advantage of the Mini Pizzas $6.50. They were made so fresh that the cheese was still bubbling as it was served to us. These are small but they had the right amount of ingredients topping. The pizza bases are thin. We got the salami pizza and the sweet potato with capsicums.
Just about everything I had WAS NOT gluten free. Poor tummy afterwards but it was totally worth it! The staff here are a bunch of friendly darlings and I’m looking forward to coming back here again.