Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Village Larder, Woodend, Victoria

A couple of weekends ago, during the trip that Tim and I took to Woodend, we dined at The Village Larder in down town Woodend.  The Village Larder is the kind of place that I adore on sight, from its gorgeous logo featuring a little girl peering in the shop window, through to the retro kitchen-style outfitting and the jams, preserves and other foodstuffs on sale.

We didn't have a booking and just dropped in from the street for dinner, although I understand from my research that The Village Larder can get very busy, especially at breakfast and lunch.

The staff at The Village Larder were super friendly and attentive. 

Mains are around the $25-30 mark, so it is towards the occasion dining end of the scale.

Tim ordered the fish with tomatoes, hasselback potato, rocket and relish: 

 while I ordered the char-grilled scotch fillet with roasted beetroot, radicchio, fried shallots and blue cheese dressing:

We also ordered dessert (~$12 each).  For me it was a special from the board - plum and cardamom icecream with chocolate truffles: 

and for Tim, golden syrup dumplings with vanilla icecream that reminded him of growing up:

All of the food was delicious, although Tim's warning on the dumplings is that they are super hot, so watch out for your tongue when they are first served.

If we return to Woodend, The Village Larder will definitely be on our itinerary.

81 High Street
Woodend, VIC 3442
Ph: (03) 5427 3399


Lorraine Not Quite Nigella said...

I like visiting places outside peak hours as I don't like queuing or waiting :)

Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself said...

Mmm, all I can see are those delicious golden dumplings :D

Choc Chip Uru

Kari said...

Plum and cardamom ice cream! That sounds incredible :)