Thursday 24 June 2010

Stafford Road Wine Bar, Northcote Point

We couldn’t be bothered cooking last night so we stopped in at Stafford Road Wine Bar on our way home for a wine and tapas.  This was our second visit, and (as with our first visit) weren’t overwhelmed by the tapas.

The environment is nice, the service excellent, an excellent wine selection, but the tapas just feel like they’re not quite in line with the other excellence.  They’re still good but they’re lacking a wow factor imho.

The beef stew was my highlight although Jane found this a little too rich followed by the meat balls that were also in a rich sauce.  We also had the calamari (which were a little tough), shoestring fries (that were fine), and the morrocan lamb cutlets (that were flavoursome but not well balanced).

We will still go back for wine, but will probably reserve most of our tapas consumption for other establishments.

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