RELAXING amongst the brightly coloured cushions in a packing crate seat at Lot Twenty was a great start to an evening of culture.
A friend and I were off to the Blue Room Theatre next door, and as time was short, the helpful waiter recommended we order from the share section on the menu.
In hindsight I should have gone for the peanut satay instead of mayo with our Dutch fries ($12), just for a change.
The first time I tried mayo with chips was in Amsterdam eons ago and I’ve stayed clear of tomato sauce ever since.
My mate was keen to try the smoked lamb ribs with pomegranate caramel and coriander ($17).
Moist, tender and meaty, the ribs had a slightly crispy crust.
“They dissolved in the mouth,” she said.
A serve of barramundi croquettes ($14) was added to the order.
The chubby, crumbed parcels were deliciously moist, and enhanced by the rich tartare sauce.
The hummus plate ($12) was decked out with fresh flowers and was gorgeous to look at, but was a case of form over function.
The flavour and textures were great, but the hummus was spread so thinly over the plate it wasn’t easy to scoop up with the accompanying tortillas.
Lot Twenty is situated in a heritage-listed building that was originally a police station and stables, and it was lovely sitting outside in the chic courtyard on a balmy Spring evening.
Rough timbers, designer-rusted metal screens and colourful murals add to the semi-industrial ambience.
Lot Twenty is a great spot for anyone looking for good food, wine, beer or cocktails in pleasant surroundings.
by JENNY D’ANGER
206 William Street,
open seven days for
lunch and dinner