Eggplant Chips with honey - really lovely and fried nicely and the honey is the best thing ever to go with the eggplant - was fabulous and generous serve x 2 (one wouldn't be enough for two people) Queso was a bit weird - usually you get a chunk of cheese but this was a few shards of cheese with biscuits that broke when you picked it up - but tasty nevertheless!
Despite booking lunch in their restaurant it was a little disappointing we had to dine in the bar.
Apparently management have recently decided not to open the restaurant on Monday and Tuesday for lunch. As locals in the area this place used to dish up slop before it became the new incarnation / Austin's and my oh my has it changed for the better.
Named after the head chef Sunny Gilbert’s son, Austin’s uses locally sourced, seasonal ingredients to create innovative shared tapas dishes and daily specials. Had a fantastic meal next door at AUSTi Ns, so thought we’d better try billies as well, especially as the chef Sunny Gilbert claimed that he would be making “the best burgers in Melbourne”. I am not making any comment on that ambitious claim, but I will say that they were pretty darned good.
The chips, corn on the cob, and other accompaniments were also excellent.
Now the main was a beef cheek pappardelle and wowsers we got two beef cheeks...