I opt for the Hunters Pizza ($24). It’s a pizza topped with house made salami picante, prosciutto, soused mushroom and truffle oil. The base is thin and crisp; flavoured from the wood fired oven used to cook it in.
There’s a just the right amount of toppings and sauce on top; each bite different to the other based on what you get in that mouthful. The house made salami is particularly delicious, as is the tender mushrooms. The truffle oil on top is sweet and luxurious – it elevates the pizza to a different flavour profile all together to what I expected.
The Frites ($9.50) we order come out in the most adorable terracotta flower pot with a side of garlic aioli. The chips have the skin on which I love – you don’t find that as often anymore – and they’re hand cut to give it that homemade, rustic feel. There’s just the right amount of salt on top and when combined with the creamy aioli, it works so well.
It is a bit of a steep price for the serving size, but I guess the same could be said about the pizzas. But then given the location, ingredients and the decor, I don’t mind at all – the taste and service makes up for it.
The funky thing here is that instead of a dessert menu, Gordon St Garage have a dessert station. It’s a display of different dessert options such as cupcakes, individual mousse cakes, tarts etc. When Linda and I go up to have a look (Vee is full and happy to skip dessert), it all does present outstandingly and we are tempted by a couple things. However we end up settling for our after dinner drinks and they fill those sweet cravings we both have.
My peppermint tea is piping hot and a great herbal blend. The mint aroma is phenomenal, it wafts under my nose in this fresh burst. I love the presentation with the matching tea cup, saucer and pot. Very cute!
Linda tells me she really enjoys her iced coffee which is in a lovely tall glass and a generous serving. For both of us, we’re satisfied in our choice to not have dessert and instead relax in our chairs continuing our conversations.
I have to say I did enjoy my first trip to Gordon St Garage though I question the prices. On the menu I spied some main dishes that I am keen to come down and try like the barbeque rubbed pork belly with apples – yum! So that said, I will need to go back soon and sample some different menu options.