As much as I am a sushi freak, I love my steak as well. Not quite as much but it is up there. Heh. Fox and I also quite enjoy trying out new places just to see how it matches to our favourite. And if your faves are the same as mine, I am happy to be your guinea pig! :D
Recently we checked out two places: Komeyui and Wayside Inn. I'll blog about Komeyui soon but I am really excited to share this new restaurant that just got "rebranded" - WAYSIDE INN!
Fox heard of Wayside Inn from his colleague, let's call her T. And when he told me about it, I was super excited to go!
My go to steak is the eye fillet from Squire's Loft in South Yarra and I also quite enjoy the steak with truffle butter over at Meat Wine and Co. It is really hard to find steak places that I like.. Hmm..
Outfit! Follow me on Instagram btw! @uhohdaisy (:
Wayside Inn is a "gastropub" so pub out front, restaurant in the back. When I walked in, I hesitated a little. As I got there a little early, there weren't many patrons in the restaurant yet and the lovely host asked if I would prefer to sit inside or outside. Inside looked more restaurant-y but I was super glad we chose to sit outside.
View from our table. The outside was super chilled out plus we had amazing weather that day. Here is a sneaky photo I took through the leaves. I was trying to be artistic.. also I am still a little shy to take photos in a restaurant. Haha
Hiii from us! I look a bit odd. Got a bit of angle problem. Whatevs.
We started with the Plateau de la mer Wayside Inn. On this platter: Scallops, Blue Swimmer Crab meat, Mussels, half Morton Bay Bug, Pipis, Prawns, Oysters and Calamari. I really enjoyed this super super much. And I am really glad this was recommended to us. Everything was very fresh and sweet.
For a mere ten bucks more, you can get the Plateau de la mer royale which I was told includes half a crayfish and smoked salmon. Super tempting but I was gearing up for an amazing steak.
Again, I was recommended the is the 400g dry ged New York strip. Very nicely charred on the inside and quite tender on the inside. However, for my tastes, it wasn't tender enough as I am used to the eye fillet. My own fault though. Maybe I should have gone for the tenderloin which I saw on someone else's table and I will definitely return to try on a nice day. :D
Fox was going to go for a steak but a quick perusal of the menu revealed that the rotissoire du jour was Pork Belly with Peaches and Kipfler Potatoes. Now how can you go past Pork Belly yes? This changes from day to day and I couldn't find it on website.. This dish is definitely a winner.
After all that, both of us were really stuffed. NOMZZ
The only 'complain' I have was that our cutlery was placed directly on the table which wasn't wiped. Eek. But that is just my inner clean freak talking.
I wish this place was open/rebranded earlier as I used to only live a block away! ):<
Will I be back? DEFINITELY!
Should you go? No! But only because I don't want to wait 2 weeks for a reservation. Just kidding. I am nice and sharing this gem of a place, aren't I?
By the way.. I got this new lens for my iPhone from Fox. Isn't my puppy the cutest thing in the world?