After a failed attempt to lunch at a Japanese restaurant with a Scoopon voucher I bought (no seats!), I decided to head to Sayers Sister in Northbridge for brunch. They had just started trading a few days ago and it would be the first weekend since their opening, my excitement rose a notch as I drove there. As expected the place was packed! We had to sit on the outside area right under the sun. Not too bad I supposed, but would have preferred the inside. I spied a very modern fit out, similar in style to Sayers but much brighter. Like!
The excitement stop short after I had a look at the menu. Hmm not much on offer I thought, there seemed to be less variety than Sayers. I tried to look for the savory dishes stated on the menu but couldn’t find the food on display. Where are they? I detected some cakes/muffins next to the counter, placed on the long table where the customers were seated. Not a very good spot. I couldn’t check them out as I didn’t want to hover too near others while they were eating. Sigh, not a good start.
Then we found out also that you can’t pay by card. My sister and I had to scrummage through our wallet to come up with the cash. Ergh. At least we got a cute table tag for our meal.
We ordered the following:
- Hot Chocolate
- Chicken Snitzel sandwich, aioli, bocconcini, fresh tomato & rocket ($19.90)
- Coriander & cumin beans tagine, babaganoush, poached egg, toasted linseed ($15.50)
Same as Sayers, the drinks were superb.
The Chicken Snitzel came out looking very ordinary but tasted good, and not like your usual “fast food” type of snitzel. Phew! I would have expected so. I ordered the Beans Tagine – it came out looking very impressive but I actually did not enjoy the dish that much. It was like a thick bean soup. There was only one piece of bread given with it so it got a bit overpowering at the end with nothing to eat it with. Luckily there were a few spares from the Chicken Snitzel I could steal off. I think it was not my kind of dish. Funnily I was reading the inflight magazine on a Qantas flight last week and the author was fully raving about this dish. That just goes to show how different one’s palate is!
All in all, I was disappointed with the brunch. The service however was great, friendly and attentive. It was their first weekend trading so hopefully things will get better further down the track!
Rating: 2.75 out of 5 stars
Rating by: N.L.
Telephone: 08 9227 7506
Address: 236 Lake Street, Northbridge