Well here's the last of the pre-Christmas jaunts and then we can get stuck into 2011. What better way to break a day's serious shopping than propped up at the bar of a great foodie joint watching a couple of simple yet delicious lunches being constructed, a cold glass of ale/wine in hand.
Hardware Lane is chokers full of places to eat but keep walking (heading north) until you get to Hardware Societe - it's much further along than I expected but definitely worth seeking out. My lunch, consisting of beautifully pan fried scallops plump and succulent accompanied by potato roesti; a beetroot salsa; prosciutto and fresh leaves, was just what I desired. My partners slow braised lamb with yoghurt and roasted capsicums also tasty and just what he was looking forward to keep him going for afternoon of more retail trekking! Much has been written about their wonderful breakfasts too but I'll leave that for those that get up earlier than moi!
120 Hardware Lane, Melbourne
ph 9078 5992