At the Hyde Park end of Oxford St.
Phone: 9283 1891
Tue - Sat 5pm to midnight
The last time we visited Gotham a few months back, it was by invitation.
Time to pay another visit as 'paying customers' to see if we are still suitably impressed.
We still really love the space. Dark & intimate, perfect for catching up with friends over a cocktail or vino and a few shared plates.
Starting our evening with:
|The Big Apple|
Following on from this we have:
|Stuffed Green Olives (crumbed & deep fried)|
The Olives are plump & juicy, but we are a little surprised by the stuffing. We are expecting something along the lines of feta, but they seem to be stuffed with something 'meaty'...we find this less appealing.
|Fried zucchini flowers with parmesan & lemon|
|Pan fried olive and parmesan sandwich|
Is anyone noticing a pattern here? I am noticing the words "deep fried' and "parmesan" cropping up a lot. We didn't really think it through.
The sandwich is as good as we remember & probably my favourite of the night.
|Crisp Chicken Wings with lime mayonaise|
Perhaps we have been spoilt, but Janette of The Larder fame makes a mean Pissaladiere. It contains generous amounts of caramelised onion, olive & anchovy. Unfortunately, the Gotham version fails to deliver on all counts. This is not to say it isn't tasty, but it isn't Pissaladiere as we have come to know & love it.
|Warm Madeleine with sauternes|
Service this evening was once again friendly and relaxed.
So, we have to say that even as paying customers we are still very impressed with Gotham & hope it will around for many years to come.