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29 December 2011 @ 11:29 pm
So within the very hectic last month and a half, I also finally have settled into a new office in the CBD (woo moving on up in the world!) from my previous location in Newtown. However this also means missing out on a lot of great (and cheap!) lunch time eats such as Luxe Bakery, Atom Thai, Kammadhenu and Ramen Bar. I also no longer have a weekend parking spot in Newtown so I miss out on brunch spots as well, such as Bloodwood.

Bloodwood (416 King Street, Newtown) is a particular favourite of mine for brunch not because of their courtyard which is delightful to laze about in with a cider on warmer days but because I have found the perfect version of my idea of a summer salad. The interior is a mix of industrial and retro and even sport a few inverted doors hanging from the ceilings. On this occasion I left it to the bar to create a Bloodwood mocktail for myself which was refreshing mix of apple, lime and mint while Bill had a cider. A dish I spotted at almost every table was the polenta chips with gorgonzola sauce which were incredibly light and fluffy and the gorgonzola sauce very rich and creamy. Funnily enough the gorgonzola sauce was all a bit too rich for me but Bill easily polished these off. The perfect aforementioned summer salad is the grilled cuttlefish salad with a cucumber and herb salad drizzled with mustard cream. The cuttlefish was cooked perfectly and the fresh cucumber gave the salad a beautiful crunch and the mustard cream was just made for my palate. We ended our brunch with the Bloodwood trifle a cup of passionfruit, pound cake, port wine jelly, honeycomb anglaise and vanilla bean pannacotta which though looked quite simple, it was to die for and absolutely fan-friggin-tasty with the combination of textures and flavours...we were each fighting spoonfuls of this trifle...next time we'll just order one each for ourselves :)


Bloodwood Mocktail $8

Polenta chips and gorgonzola sauce $9

Grilled cuttlefish salad $19

Bloodwood trifle $14

Though Newtown isn't as easily accessible as it was before, it won't stop me from revisiting Bloodwood for my favourite salad and trifle...just make sure to arrive early as they have a no bookings policy and the restaurant filled up pretty fast while we were there ;)

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little projects in styleprincesszhing on December 30th, 2011 01:07 pm (UTC)
Agh the trifle! I was just bursting out of my seams and now I want some of that!! ;) </p>

Ps you have such fab pictures!!

oh_ayanaoh_ayana on January 1st, 2012 11:35 am (UTC)
Thank you!
(Anonymous) on December 30th, 2011 03:24 pm (UTC)
hey congrats on the new job! and good to see u still making time to visit your fav eats in newtown haha
everything at bloodwood looks too good, i am a big fan of brunch so may take my sister tomorrow... especially trifle looks omfgood with pannacotta passionfruit and portwine jellyyyy <3
(Anonymous) on December 30th, 2011 03:25 pm (UTC)
oh and it's grace from etch/foodchaser haha i just realised it's stuck on anonymous
oh_ayanaoh_ayana on January 1st, 2012 11:33 am (UTC)
Did you end up going to brunch?? The trifle is a must-have!
(Anonymous) on January 4th, 2012 12:09 am (UTC)
aww nah we wanted to but it's closed for the silly season until 11th dec :-(
went to urban bites instead, if you know it? does some deliciouss bruschetta & roast pumpkin salad. everything closed at 3pm that day!
lateraleating.wordpress.com on December 31st, 2011 12:48 am (UTC)
The salad looks great, I'll make sure I try it soon. I felt the Gorgonzola sauce was too little for the amount of polenta chips.
oh_ayanaoh_ayana on January 1st, 2012 11:32 am (UTC)
oh really? ha I'm quite the opposite!
minibites.wordpress.com on January 1st, 2012 04:09 am (UTC)
I loved the trfle when I was there last too!! I like how they change it seasonally :)
oh_ayanaoh_ayana on January 1st, 2012 11:36 am (UTC)
heh a reason to go back every few months ;)