SIR CHARLES, FITZROY: Fitzroy – one of the trendiest suburbs in Melbourne and home to an eclectic spread of some of Melbourne’s top cult culinary destinations. It’s no wonder for Sir Charles really rises to the occasion to make a name for itself in Melbourne. The cafe epitomises Asian fusion brunch – when done well, this is by far one of the most impressive Melbourne brunch styles. With a spacey interior, dotted by hanging plants and a wooden design, Sir Charles has really left an impression in my mind and I wouldn’t hesitate going back to.
The good fat: The moment my knife touched the beef short ribs, the tender chunks of flesh fell off the bone and that’s when I knew this dish was going to be my favourite. The tamari and ginger glaze certainly elevated the flavours even more so – a tasty blend of sweet, sourness and beef.. yum! Not to mention the wood roasted carrot had a caramel-glazed like texture that was delicious.
I loved how unique the salmon benedict was – instead of a classic waffle or bread, Sir Charles uses flaky pieces of roti and panko crumb on its eggs! This was certainly a refreshing twist unbeknownst yet to other Melbourne cafes. The chilli and Asian-esque sweetness from the srirach hollandaise was also a welcome addition.
Finishing off with the coconut panna cotta, the presentation strayed from the classic upside down, truncated cone, and instead, mimicked more of a restaurant dessert vibe. The texture of the panna cotta was smooth and silky, with the subtlety of coconut complemented by the acidity from the apple.
The bad fat: Whilst the salmon rilette was crispy and golden, given that the panko crumb already has a similar texture, they may want to experiment with smoked salmon/salmon pieces instead. Whilst a small portion of the apple sorbet was light and fresh, the inherent acidity and sourness of the apple overpowered the coconut at times in the panna cotta.
SHOULD YOU GET FAT HERE?
YES! Melbourne brunch just seems to be upping its standards each time because everytime I think I’ve found my favourite spot, they just keep getting better and better!
CHECK THEM OUT HERE: https://sircharlesfitzroy.com/
2wofatgirls would like to thank Sir Charles Fitzroy for the invitation to dine – these opinions are strictly unbiased and were influenced in no way by the collaboration.