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Thursday, November 3, 2016
131 King St
Melbourne VIC 3000
No... not the TV show, the restaurant!
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Spiderbait: Bergerac (from ShaShaVaGlava)
I went out to this old staple for lunch yesterday, a French restaurant set in the base of the Ibis Hotel on King St. Let's face it, it's not particularly glamorous - the end of town it's located in, the roof (it has an office building ceiling), but it is still beautiful and authentic for all of that.
The staff all speak French (and are French ~ and can never understand my Francaise... how French is that???), and the food is authentic-authentic-authentic. Yesterday I had the duck terrine, followed by the lamb medallions, as part of there lunch special menu, along with good wine and a Ricard with my coffee (not listed in their dessert liqueurs section, since it's not sweet; not only did they have it, but they had branded glasses).
Anyway, I've been there for a number of lunches, and perhaps with the exception of their bread, it has always passed with flying colours. I just can't believe I haven't reviewed it before! I only realised the omission when I went to look it up on my own blog to send someone the address... and it wasn't there.
I rate the Bergerac Restaurant five out of five snails/frog legs/etc.
Apologies once more - now corrected. Go there next time you're down the Spencer St / Southern Cross end of town and you've got a couple of hours for lunch!