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Review - Petrol

Clever foodies park at al fresco tables overlooking the now-gentrified Springfield Mall to fuel up on the fine brunch offerings of owner/chef Clinton Whiteman (ex-Rockpool) before visiting new neighbour Harris Farm.

From a postage-stamp sized kitchen Clinton produces an earthy skillet of Black Pudding and Bean Stew ($18.50) with spinach and Gruyere...

...and a good Three Egg Tortilla ($17.50).

Both dishes have a nice through-line to his evening tapas menu, but you’ll also find the usual breakfast suspects including a decadent platter of Cinnamon French Toast ($16.50) cooked in maple syrup.

They’re all eclipsed by my first bite of the extraordinarily fine Chicken Liver Pate ($16.50) appropriately autumnal with a scattering of toasted pine nuts and an orange, fig and sultana compote. Personable server Alex Auyeung sums it up: “It’s amazing. I have dreams about it.” I suspect I might too. If the sun is past the yardarm, match it by a glass from the interesting wine list compiled with the help of the talented Barney Fallows (Sydney Cove Oyster Bar).

Or stay on the wagon with a rounded and satisfying Latte ($3.50) made by barista James Algar-Gard from their own brand of organic rain forest coffee; or experience alchemy in a glass with a Coconut, Basil and Blueberry Frappe ($7.50)!


9 Springfield Avenue, Potts Point
Ph: (02) 9331 5048

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( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 29th, 2010 01:42 pm (UTC)
Ha! The black pudding and bean stew is almost like my Breakfast cassarole! The addition of gruyer is a fine idea though.
Mar. 29th, 2010 03:13 pm (UTC)
Well then I'd like to taste your Breakfast Casserole, because this was mighty fine. Gruyere excellent in it.
Mar. 29th, 2010 10:36 pm (UTC)
Frappe looks awesome. And I love that food was served in a skillet.
No idea where this little place is, but Potts Point is like that - great finds in little spaces.
Mar. 30th, 2010 01:00 am (UTC)
Remember the plaza with a small supermarket, and the row of Kensington styled buildings on the edge?
Mar. 30th, 2010 12:09 am (UTC)
omg - black pudding and bean stew!!! NomNomNom!
Mar. 30th, 2010 01:56 am (UTC)
Go, it's excellent!
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