Saturday, December 18, 2010

Review : Danks Street Depot (Lunch) - CLOSED

1/2 Danks Street

Friday:9am-3pm and then dinner from 6pm

Saturday: 8am-3pm then dinner from 6pm
Sunday and Public Holidays: 9am-3pm

After a very long & tiring morning of Christmas shopping, we were hot & we were hungry; we needed food & we needed it fast.
Our thoughts first turned to Cafe Sopra & mine to the divine Vitello Tonnato in particular.
We arrived at Waterloo & miraculously found a parking spot on Danks Street. We headed over to Cafe Sopra, only to be confronted by a very long queue of people waiting for a table. We could wait & eat lunch at around 3, or we could cross the street to Danks Street Depot.....we chose the latter.
We managed to secure a table at Danks Steet easily enough.

Buggles loves the Chicken Sandwich here, she has ordered it many times before & once again chose to order it today.
Biodynamic Chicken stuffed and roasted, then mixed with roasted Corn and Mayonnaise served on Rustic Loaf with Rocket. If you love chicken you can't really do much better than this sandwich, at $16.50 it isn't eaxctly cheap, but it is tasty. Buggles mentioned that a bit more stuffing & corn would have hit the spot & she said she couldn't really taste the mayonnaise..but all up she was pretty satisfied with the moist flavoursome chicken on crunchy, well toasted bread.

It had been a long time between Reubens for me. I love the Reuben Sandwich at Danks Street, but as it always made my ears tickle I stopped ordering it.
Corned Wagyu beef braised in balsamic, sugar & spices, toasted rustic loaf with Heidi Farms Tilsit cheese, sauerkraut & seeded mustard on could I resist giving it another try?
It was toasted to perfection with the oozing cheese just starting to slightly burn in places, the Heidi Farms Tilsit was to die for. The corned beef was tender, slightly sweet & mildly spiced; there was a slight acidic hit from either the sauerkraut or the balsamic. It was truly delicious & better than I remembered. Best of all my ears didn't itch.

To accompany the sandwiches we ordered the wonderful handcut chips and the Rocket, pear, walnut and parmesan salad.

The handcut chips were beautifully fluffy inside & very crispy outside. Almost as good as Rockpool Bar & Grill, but not quite.

The salad was very fresh with an abundance of pear & walnuts; the dressing was sweetish, not too acidic....really very good.

So as we finished lunch all thoughts of Cafe Sopra had left us & we were glad we had popped into Danks Street Depot....we left satisfied & content.


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Simon Leong said...

reuben looks good but where's the pickle? :-)

Buggles and Squeak said...

True enough the Danks Street version contains sauerkraut rather than pickle....but isn't sauerkraut more traditional?