Cuisine: Modern Australian
34 Franklin St, CBD,Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Ph: 03 9663 6855
Captain Melville is placed on the ole Miss Libertine’s site, and is a far cry from its old personality. Walking in via the back space, you’re greeted with a chic outdoor beer-garden style courtyard with wooden chairs and an area which could double as a casual birthday celebration, or a corporate flog.
Inside is slightly more pub-style, but with sleek black bar spaces and artful fluorescent lighting. It’s quite intimate without being sleezy. And the food menu: so many varied dishes to choose from without being ridiculous and over the top. This is one of those places which pack a real punch behind the food and mean it everytime. Their Saganaki Cheese – mustard fruits, pomegranate dressing is simply out of this world. A small slice of thin but oil-packed cheese which didn’t drip nor fall apart, but wow! It is flavour packed. The saganaki cut through with the sweet fruits and sour pomegranate dressing is equally incredible. Another one of their crowd pleaser is their famous Togarashi Soft Shell Crab Roll – wasabi mayo, shiso, pickled radish. The soft shell crab fried to a crunchy finish is stuck in a nicely made brioche bun. They also give a lot more sauce and wasabi mayo, which make it simply heavenly. Finally, dessert! Their Fried Hot Apple Pie served with vanilla ice-cream is the dessert your stomach will immediately gravitated towards. That pastry. Light. Flaky. Pastry. Nice sweet apples served piping hot inside that light, flaky pastry. A simple but effective dessert.
All this surely makes this place a nice sophisticated gastro-pub that you should check out, even if it’s just for the apple pie! Don’t miss to read the highlights of one of the Best Modern Australian Restaurants Melbourne, Captain Melville below:
|Price||A$80 for two people (approx.) with alcohol|