Little Creatures Dining Hall

222 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
(03) 9417 5500

I’ve been to Little Creatures a few times, and while I love the concept, there’s something not quite right about it. It might be the lack of accoustic planning, which leads you to have to speak rather loudly to your friends across the table. But that just encourages you to lean closer, and become mre intimate with your loved ones, right? Good thing. It might be that the service is a bit patchy, but then when a waiter or waitress does arrive, they’re almost unfailingly charming. I don’t know what it is, but much as I’m happy to go there, I wouldn’t plan a get-together there. But that’s probably just me.

Enough of that, onto the food. Mr N had the pizza with corn and chorizo – and feta? I forget – which had a satisfyingly crisp base, and good, clean flavours. I like the little dough bubbles on the edge.

I was feeling a little seedy, so I opted for a cheese kransky and some hand-cut chips. Which were so very moreish. I’m a sucker for potato skins. And aioli. Was it aioli? Was it mayo? I really have to post these things sooner – I forget. It was good, anyway.

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Cheese kransky at Birdman Eating

A waitress mistake (I think) left us waiting quite a while for our food, watching others who had arrived after us receive their food first. Which is always irritating. But once my breakfast came, I forgot abot the wait. The kransky itself wasn’t amazing, and the poached eggs were good, but the apple (and beetroot? rhubarb?) compote as well as the hot potato and cauliflower slaw were great. Another example of why choosing a dish based on the accompaniments/sides is often a good move!

Birdman Eating, Gertrude St, near the corner of Smith st.

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