Summerlong – Beach Chic Mediterranean
Let’s just come out and say it. Summerlong you are a beaut! We are totally in love with the decor here: think lots of wicker, a white washed palette and swinging chairs — it’s like Bali meets the Mediterranean. Summerlong is by the same clever folks behind Fat Prince, The Ottoman Room, and Neon Pigeon; need we say more? Ok then, food is by Chef Justin Hammond, and hovers around the healthy Mediterranean theme. Lots of dips to load the table up with: Lemon Garlic Hummus with Minced Lamb, Fava Bean puree and Roasted Sweet Potato & Chili Hummus. Mains include Persian Fried Chicken with mint sauce and harrisa ($25), and Mediterranean Smoked Pork Ribs with a pomegranate glaze and dukkah crust ($35). For weekend brunch there’s Falafel Scotch Egg with avocado and preserved lemon ($22), or our favourite, the Smoked Salmon with Sous Vide Egg, Capers and Shallots on Rye ($20), or Blueberry Pancakes drenched in lemon butterscotch maple syrup ($18). For kids, a whole menu thats healthy and more interesting than the usual: think Garlic Prawns with Rice pilau at $14 or Chicken Pot Pie at $10 – hello!? Plus of course soft serve heaven ($4+) topped with chocolate, candy or fruit. That should keep ‘em quiet while you sip your excellent coffee (by A Stimulant by SARNIES ), or make your way through a pitcher of cocktails. Don’t go and tell everyone though, cos we still want to be able to book our weekly table!