Spiked at Jasper

SPIKED AT JASPER, MELBOURNE CBD: Derived from the incredibly popular Melbourne cafe, 3121, Spiked is another project from the same managing team – hoping to undoubtedly create another Melbourne cult food spot, but this time in the CBD! With a stronger focus on pub-based food, Spiked is located in the Jasper Hotel, just 10 seconds away from Queen Victoria Market, and is has the type of night time Melbourne restaurant vibe for a group catch up with friends. Being pub-styled, the standard of food was a little average but we enjoyed the friendly customer service and open, bar-styled setting plus side tables.

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Pan-Seared Salmon Fillet – $27.0

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Porterhouse Steak w. Creamy Mushroom Sauce – $28.0

The good fat: The pan-seared salmon had a delicious skin! It was crispy, but slightly hardened due to the various amounts of seasoning covered over that gave a powerful taste to the whole fish. I was a huge fan of the mushroom sauce for the steak – although it didn’t really taste like mushroom, more like a creamy and thick sauce that gave added deliciousness to our steak. It was cooked well for a relatively cheap, porterhouse cut, preserving a certain level of moisture, but the edges were a bit more overcooked in comparison.

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Charcuterie Board – $22.0

The bad fat: The charcuterie board was quite plain, with a beetrooth relish that didn’t do much to enhance the contents of the platter and the olives weren’t very great quality nor refreshing. Same applies with the bread. The salmon was definitely on the dry side and had been overcooked. The coconut panna cotta was quite disappointing, it was cold and bland, whilst the berry coulis was barely tastable so the whole dessert mostly appeared to be a plain gelatinous and hard cube. Whilst the mocha tiramisu was yum, it lacked the density of cream, and strength of espresso/mocha to standout as a great tiramisu.

 

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SHOULD YOU GET FAT HERE?

I haven’t experienced Melbourne food in a pub-styled setting so cannot give a definite recommendation as the food wasn’t of high quality – but it’s definitely in a top location with great food offers on weekdays, such as $17 parma night, $15 burger + beer which would make a fun option for a cheap eat before a big night out.

FAT-O-METER: 3.5/5

2wofatgirls would like to thank Spiked at Jasper for the invitation to dine – these opinions are strictly unbiased and were influenced in no way by the collaboration

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