In the last few months, I’ve ventured to Currambine for a few lunches. The first of these was at The London Café and Bar, which specialises in English cuisine. I’m one of those people who’ve been to London and can only recall great food – whereas I know so many people who complain about their food experiences in London.
The menu features a lot of traditional English dishes, such as toad in the hole, chip buttys, beef wellington and a selection of pies.
I ordered the argy bargy pie ($18), made with premium diced lamb, authentic Indian spices, roasted tomatoes, peas and onion and served with chips and optional gravy.
The filling of the pie was really flavoursome, and the pastry casing wasn’t overcooked learning the pastry flaky and buttery. The chips could’ve done with a little more salt, but the addition of the gravy was fantastic. Overall, a really great dish.
My friend Kate had the proper London pie with mash and liquor ($23) – real minced beef suet pastry pie, served on a bed of potato mash and parsley liquor. I had serious food envy when this arrived at the table, and Kate assured me that this pie was really good.
I really enjoyed our lunch at The London Café and although seemingly simple, the quality of the pies were fantastic. We dined in a large group and there were a lot of different dishes ordered on the day, including fish of the day, toad in the hole and the beef wellington. Not one person complained about their dish, which is a fantastic sign for any restaurant serving to a group over 20 people!
The London Café and Bar has a relaxed atmosphere and it’s perfect if you feel like eating something hearty. I’m keen to take A there for a chip butty – a favourite of hers!