Middletown

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

Middletown is a product of Randy Dhamanhuri and Valerie Fong, the same owner as one of the most successful cafe in Melbourne CBD, Operator 25. Now, they have come to High Street Prahran with a chic stylish and sophisticated vision and with the help of Head Chef Dilpreet 'Gilly' Singh (ex Top Paddock and Two Birds One Stone) has curated a selection of breakfast and lunch dishes focusing on seasonal products. The parking is rather limited, especially on weekend because it's located near Chapel St but it's easily access via Tram no 6.

Randy is actually my husband good friends from back in university, so when I tell him that Randy opened another cafe, he brought his whole family in for a tasting brunch. The moment I step into the cafe, I was in awe. The interior was gorgeous and sophisticated, love the dark royal blue. Middletown is inspired by Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton so it's fitting to have the place decorated elegantly with a mixed of modern and chic.




We started our meal with some drinks, sadly my coffee was really dissapointing. It was wattery and very bitter and I did not expect that at all from Head Barista Mikael Jasin. But I love my lemon sorbet ice tea, it was refreshing and I would drink it everyday. They also have a selection of juice and tea.




Coffee Waffles - textures of strawberries, truffle honey and vanilla ice cream ($17). I was really excited to try this dish, the waffles a bit too dry and would love a generous pour of maple syrup on it. The truffle honey was really powerful but I don't mind it all.


Benedict - pork pastrami, poached eggs and aerated blood orange hollandaise on sourdough ($18). The egg was nicely done with tasty creamy yet a little bit refreshing hollandaise on top but the sourdough was a bit too tough to bite.

Trio Mushrooms - on celeriac puree with crispy pancetta, poached egg, pecorino cheese and brioche soldiers ($17). This is the highlight of my brunch, this is the dish I would remember. The whole plate was delicious, we had to order another serving. The cripsy pancetta was so crispy and tasty mixed in with goey poached egg, cheese, sweet brioche and mushrooms, just simply delicious.


Steamed Barramundi - pickled brussel sprouts, broad beans, fennel and lemon vinaigrette ($22). Sadly, this dish was a disappointment. It was blend and the fish arrived cold on our table.


Lamb Neck - pickled beetroots, heriloom baby carrots, smoked yoghurt, sweet potato and green salt ($21). The lamb reeks of lamb smell much stronger than usual even though it's well seasoned, none of the people on our table wants to order it again.

Wagyu Brisket - house brioche, mustard aioli, fruit relish and crispy chard ($22). This is another dish that we like, the wagyu brisket was a bit tough even though it was cooked medium but the taste it self was delicious and the brioche was something we all love. We did order another serving of this dish.

Duck Leg - potato fondant, celeriac remoulade, watercress, nasturtium and sour cherry jus ($22). The duck was cooked nicely but I wish a little bit more seasoning and the sour cherry jus would elevate the dish even more.



The service was a bit all over the place, I have to wait over an hour for a table but the staff inform me at the beginning it would only take 10-15 minutes then they did forget lots of order, some of the coffee does not arrived until the very and some of the dish had to be reminded a couple of times until it finally arrived on our table. Yes, I do understand it's Saturday, they are busy and just recently open but I hope they will be much more organise next time I visit. Cause I will visit them again for the beautiful interior and the super delicious mushroom dish.

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Middletown Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato



Middletown
http://www.middletown.com.au/
+61395302288
229 High St
Prahran, VIC 3181
Monday-Friday: 7am-4pm
Saturday-Sunday: 8am-4pm

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