Friday, June 02, 2006

Belgian Beer Cafe Bluestone

Introduction: Formerly the Bluestone Cafe at 557 St. Kilda Rd, immediately adjacent to Wesley College
Ambience: In a wonderful old building, formerly the dining hall and kitchen for the school for the blind this space is even better than it's namesake restaurant in Adelaide. Reeks with atmosphere.
Evidently there are about 30 of these franchised restaurants around the world.
Service: Extremely helpful and informative
Food: An entree of deep fried battered mussels with a herb sauce was excellent Mains are similar to those in Adelaide with some variations - I enjoyed a pot of mussels cooked with pumpkin, pine nuts and ricotta. For the less adventurous the Mussel Mariniere were superb.
Wine: A different range of slightly more expensive wines by the glass ($8) and a good range of beers.
Price: 10 - 15% dearer than Adelaide, as most things seem to be.
Comment Good food and good value - good for a fun night
Score: 15/20 Do remember this is marked as a Bistro

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