I've been to Belle's a few times now, and whilst I think it's great, I do consider it to be one of those 'special treat' kind of venues, what with all the burgers and fried chicken ready to tempt me. But that all changed last weekend.
Mr B was hanging out for said fried chicken (and it appeared nothing else was going to hit the spot) so I agreed, despite my prior intentions for a healthy lunch. As you can imagine I was pleasantly surprised to spy a new addition to the menu—a mixed grain salad of wild rice, farro and quinoa—so I went with that, and Mr B got his chicken. Happy days!
My salad was just what I wanted — light, fresh and totally delicious, brimming with crunchy walnuts and creamy feta. The light fennel dressing could have had a hint more fennel flavour, but otherwise no complaints at all. I'm still not entirely sure if this is a permanent addition to the menu, but I certainly hope so.
Mr B's chicken was (as always) crispy-fried to perfection and served with a side of homemade barbecue sauce. Paired with a frosty glass of Mountain Goat Steam Ale and a bowl of smoky fries, how could he go wrong? Pretty much the perfect Saturday!
150 Gertrude St
Fitzroy VIC 3065