For my birthday, Tim took me to dinner at 25 Toorak Road Restaurant, South Yarra. The atmosphere and food at 25 Toorak Road are inspired by a French Bistro. It is truly lovely inside, with a black and white theme.
Our waiter was amused because he had spotted me taking a photo of the interior of the restaurant from the street. He said he'd tried to pose. And there I was thinking I had been very discreet.
For entrée, Tim ordered the beetroot salad with orange, goats cheese and candied walnuts ($21):
while I could not go past the scallops with cauliflower puree ($24):
Both dishes were superb. I resisted the temptation to try the old fashioned prawn cocktail, which was ordered by two gents on the next table. I also considered the escargot, but decided to leave that experience for another day.
For main, I figured while in France, go French, so I ordered the confit duck with lentils, cabbage and pancetta ($38):
This was a rich but delicious dish, with the duck having crispy skin and not at all oily, like duck can sometimes be.
Tim went for the eye fillet done medium rare ($41):
On the side, we ordered steamed greens ($10):
and fries ($10):
The fries were especially good.
Despite feeling quite satisfied already, we both had dessert stomachs, and ordered a dessert each. Tim went for the apple and raspberry crumble with raspberry icecream ($14):
while I could not go past the lemon soufflé with lemon curd icecream ($15):
Look at all of that fluffy, lemony goodness:
My dessert was exquisite, and I know that Tim enjoyed his too. These desserts were both very popular - at the table behind us, there were no less than four crumbles.
The wait staff were friendly and funny, and the service was also very efficient.
We had a wonderful night at 25 Toorak Road, and I'd definitely go there again.
25 Toorak Road
South Yarra VIC
Ph: 03 9821 4425