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Restaurant review: Eat 17

In food, Places on June 5, 2011 at 9:11 pm

So last weekend my partner’s parents took us to Eat17 for her birthday.  We used to go when it was more of a nice cafe and I miss the savoury waffles they did.

The decor is nice, modern and trendy. We were a bit disheartened by the novelty toilet sign though. It stood out amongst the quality of the rest of the restaurant. I was surprised they operate a time-slot system. We had the early one, 18:00 to 20:30. They seemed to have all their tables full on a Saturday night. I wonder how well this system does on a weeknight.

I had:

Candy beetroot salad with goats cheese croquettes – I was initially very disappointed at the two small croquettes but found more goats cheese in the salad. It was very nice.

Toulouse sausages with puy lentil salsa – I had this with a side of dauphinoise potatoes (or really a block of them). It was lovely, all the flavours worked well together.

chocolate brownie & hazelnut ice cream – a simple choice but it was clear both elements were very high quality.

Everybody else really enjoyed their food too.

I was also very pleased that they stock Meantime beers. They have the IPA on tab but I went for a bottle of the wheat beer. It was very nice and I hope to be in the village soon to have the chance to try the IPA in the bar.

Overall it’s a very nice place. It’s not a venue you could afford to go to in the same way the Windmill or Anwar is. This is a bit more of an ‘event’ eaterie. But it is very much worth it.