New York Bakery

New York Bakery, Sovereign Hill
Melbourne, Australia.

We were at Sovereign Hill for a day tour. After went through the gold digging session and trying my luck to get some gold pieces from the stream of water nearby the entrance, we decided to stop by to relieve ourselves at the nearest washroom. And, my cousin told me that there was a restaurant next to the washroom.

Since, we tried but failed to search for the little shop that sells pies, we just settled down at this restaurant. All the setting of the restaurant were based on the olden days design except we were using modern apparatus for dining.
New York Bakery

There was nothing cheap to get from the menu, so we just went according to our desires. And, I chose to have Coffee Latte, not hoping that it could keep me awake for the rest of the day, however, other drinks were almost the same price.
New York Bakery
Fish and Chips
New York Bakery
We both chose to have the fish and chips, which was the most expensive fish and chip we ever had here. It came with lots of fries and a bowl of salads, so that could be the reason why it was expensive.

Of course, if we could have more tartar sauce it would be great, as salt and pepper still did its tricks. The fish was fresh and popping hot when it was served. Same for the fries. I quite liked the dressing for the salad but I could not tell what dressing it was using.

Location: Sovereign Hills, Bradshaw StBallarat, Victoria 3350Australia.
Ambience: Olden day style or setting but did not look elegant or antique. Maybe, some renovation is needed to bring back its glory.
Rating: 2/5. It is still expensive for a budget traveller like me to have this fish and chip. Though its portion is big for fries and came with salad, somehow, I expected it to give more fish.

Rochford Wines

Yarre Valley, Rochford Wines.
Winery Tour Lunch

On my second day in Melbourne, I went for a wine tour at Yarre Valley with GoWestTours. The tour guide came and picked up from our hotel. At one of its stops, we were there for our lunch. Tasting wine while having lunch.

We were giving the menu before arriving at the restaurant and we have to choose from the menu. Since, I do not take lamb, so I opted for beef, the Braised Wagyu Beef Cheek.
Rochford Wines
The lunch was ready as soon as we sat down at the reservation tables at one of the corner of the restaurant.
Rochford Wines
It came with three different types of wines for our tasting. Generally, I liked all the food above but I cannot tell much about how nice the beef is because it is my first time eating it. I did not know how well it has to be cooked, however, I felt it was slightly overcooked and too soft for my taste-bud. The death by chocolate was a very rich chocolate cake and it did go well with wine that they matched for us.

Here is the close up of the wagyu beef,
Rochford Wines

The scenery around this restaurant is very nice and it has an observation desk above the restaurant which allows the patrons to go up and visit.

Address: 878 – 880 Maroondah Hwy, Coldstream, Victoria, Australia.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RochfordWines
Ambience: Big and nice restaurant. A little big noisy as there are crowd of people around either for dining or wine tasting.
Rate: 3/5. Nice chocolate cake and views around the restaurant.

Tank, Fish and Chippery

Lygon Street, Melbourne, VIC. Tank, Fish and Chippery

I went to Melbourne recently for a long holiday. Departing from Singapore at 10.50PM and reached Melbourne around 8.00AM in the morning. After checked into the backpackers hostel, my cousin and I went out for a city tour.

During our late lunch, we walked along the Lygon Street to look for fish and chips. Lygon Street has a lot of restaurant with various type of cuisines. We stopped at this simple white-colour-designed fish and chips shop to have our lunch, The Tank, Fish and Chippery.

We both ordered the Old School Fish and Chips, Tank Packs and sat at the bench outside of the shop. While waiting for it to be served, I took this picture.
Tank, Fish and Chippery
Tank, Fish and Chippery
Not long after, the fish and chips were served by a beautiful young lady.
Tank, Fish and Chippery

First thing first, we took a picture of the food and tagged the location in the Facebook. Then, we started our lunch. Personally, I do feel the fries in Australia are big in sizes compared to the fries that we have in Asia. It came with two pieces of fish. Generous amount of fish and fries. It was a delicious fish and chips, the tartar sauce was nice, I think they made their own sauce. I felt very full after finished it.

Address: 149-151 Lygon Street Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3053 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tank-Fish-Chippery/142943725771711 Ambience: Simple designed shop by the corner of the road, quiet and clean. Rating: 4/5. It is worth for money to try this fish and chips and enjoy the nice setting at this tiny shop.

*Rating is between 1-5 with 1, the lowest and 5, the highest. The rating is based on my personal preferences.

Cicerello

Cicerello’s Mandurah, WA.

I was very exciting to experience again eating fish and chip with vinegar and salt days before my departure to Perth for holidays. Since, we were making a pit-stop at Mandurah and Cicerello has a branch there, I suggested to my friends to have our lunch before continue our journey to Margaret River.
Cicerello
We ordered the family pack and shared among six of us. It was very big portion and lucky enough we did not order add on.
Cicerello
Cicerello
You must be thinking what does it consist right? Well, this family pack came with six battered fish, salt and pepper squids, four dim sims, four pineapple fritters, four crab sticks, four mini sausages and fries. It is really a lot of fried food.

This round, I was a little a bit disappointed with the food’s quality. I was not sure whether it was because it was too much or the food dropped its standard. I was not enjoy eating this fish and ship as how I did last time in Fremantle.

Location : 73 Mandurah Terrace, Mandurah, Western Australia 6210.

Tuck Shop

I was visiting Perth in October 2013 with a group of my primary school friends. It was a great time spent together as we did not have to keep rushing for the trains and buses because we travelled by rented car.

Our first stop upon reaching the city was The Tuck Shop. It was recommended by my friend’s cousin to have a breakfast. The restaurant is located at North Bridge.
Tuck Shop

We were well greeted by the waitress once entered the restaurant and we sat at one of the tables nearby their kitchen counter. The waitress got our drink orders first as we were not able to decide what to eat for our first breakfast in Perth.

Latte
Tuck Shop

After a while going through the menu ups and downs many times, I still unable to decide what to eat. While one of my friend has decided what he wanted and the rest wanted to share with their partners, I thought it would be better to get the waitress to recommend for me because the portion looks big for me.
Tuck Shop

Egg Scrambled with Organic Sourdough Toast
The waitress said the portion good enough for me. Two pieces of toast with generous amount of scrambled egg, put a little bit of pepper on top of the egg and it went well with the toast. I liked the scrambled egg a lot.
Tuck Shop

While my friends ordered, Chorizo with paprika potatoes, peppers, spinach onion and crispy pork belly with fried egg. 
Tuck Shop

They said, it was very nice but I did not taste it. Same goes to Bruschetta with grilled bacon, goats curb, tomato, avocado and basil salad. I think it was great too! They talked about Australians like to have the poached eggs for breakfast and I saw in few breakfast selections, we could choose our favourite type of egg.
Tuck Shop
Another breakfast which has poached egg was Smoked cod, potato and leek baked with poached egg with cheddar toastie. I tried a little on this one and it gave me a very rich cheese taste. Everything comes with great portion and generous ingredients. It is very worthy to give a try here.
Tuck Shop
Toast with marmalade,
Tuck Shop

Besides that, they do offer pies and muffins.
Tuck Shop
As for the ambience of the restaurant was great. It is good for a small group of people going there for breakfast together. The interior decoration of the shop is creative.

Location: Unit 1 / 178 Newcastle Street, Perth, WA, Australia 6000.