Catching up midweek for dinner with a friend is something I truly relish. On this occasion we decide to meet in the CBD as my friend is working back a bit late and there are so many great places to discover, The Heritage being one of them. Upon entering this grand European inspired brasserie I knew we were in for a treat tonight. I loved the dark wood furnishings, the lighting and their use of mirrors creating an illusion of more space. Once swiftly welcomed and seated we were able to take in the full ambience. We liked the linen napkins and the knowledgeable, attentive service from staff. Orders were quickly taken and we then settled in for a long evening of good food and girly gossip.
First to arrive was our Baguette $5 slices with salted butter which were served warm and crusty. Very moreish.
The Shaved Cauliflower Salad $9 intrigued us so it was ordered to share with our mains. Served with fresh roquette, sliced radish and toasted flaked almonds. The cauliflower was thinly sliced and we like the overall crunchy texture of the salad.
The Scallop and Marron Risotto $41 was popular with many diners this evening. The marron was softly cooked and the pan fried scallops crisp yet still tender throughout. The creamy risotto was surprisingly filling and well presented on the plate.
The Pork Belly $35 with crumbed pork rillettes and slaw was truly noshlicious. The pork belly was cooked perfectly with a crunchy crackle and ribbons of melt in your mouth meat and fat below. Beside it sat a tangy slaw which refreshed the palate of the richness of the pork.
Desserts were contemplated with the Creme Brulee $13 an obvious choice. Delightfully smooth and creamy with a crisp brulee top, a real treat. It was a generous serve, simply decorated with a pastry stick.
The New York Cheesecake $14 was light yet rich on a crumbly biscuit base. It had been a while since I’d tried one and it bought back many memories of how fond I am of this cheesecake. The berry coulis was a great addition on the side.
Coffees $4.50 were strong, smooth and served at the right temperature.
We enjoyed our evening so much and I look forward to further visits. If you are thinking of going I recommend making a booking and take a look at their $25 dish of the day special. It’s available Monday to Friday and offers plates from Coq au Vin to Lamb Chops.
131 St Georges Terrace