While Fitzrovia has always been a popular hotspot for their breakfast and lunch menu, the addition on a dinner service, currently from Wednesday to Sunday nights, is a much welcome addition for the soon to be summer season.
Popular for breakfasts and brunching, the St Kilda cafe is located on Fitzroy St. Image:The Ideas Library.
On this particular occasion, we ventured in on a very chilly Melbourne and were greeted by not just the friendly staff but a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Fitzrovia is situated in you'll feel right at home. Inside the dining space has a country kitchen feel where you'll find crates of fresh produce neatly stacked inside and an open kitchen where you can watch the chefs create what is essentially magic.
Fitzrovia prides themselves in sourcing ingredients from local Victorian producers and it's so reflective in the food where everything is fresh, fresh, fresh. They use milk from St David Dairy, Myrtleford butter, Romsey Range beef, salt and pulses from Mount Zero, South Gippsland lamb, goats' cheese from Meredith, free-range chicken from the Ovens Valley, free-range eggs from the Goldburn Valley, organic Port Phillip mussels and St Ali single estate coffees. Event the ingredients in the cocktail list is reflective of local fruits and Australian distillers.
Sourcing fresh local ingredients, Fitzrovia chefs cook up a new tart special everyday so there's always something new. Image:The Ideas Library
While the menu offers up so many great options, we couldn't resist the specials menu with is freshly baked tart of the day (our waiter says chef makes a new one everyday so there's always something new and delish!).
Made with broccoli, caramelised onion and smoked mozzarella, it was served up with a red onion marmalade and dijonnaise salad.
We also tried the spaghettini pasta with local braised calamari, green peas and peccornio and it's safe to say, i was a little sad to see the empty plate.
Perfectly cooked pasta with locally sourced and tenderly braised calamari at Fitzrovia. Image:The Ideas Library
And while our brains said "oh no we're simply just too full for dessert" this glorious piece of deliciousness arrived at our table to share ans suddenly there was just enough room to squeeze in a few extra bites with the crisp Belgian vanilla and organge zest waffles with St Ali single origin coffee ice cream, gingernut crusted poached bosc pear and date molasses.
Deliciousness in a bowl with the lightest waffles you'll ever taste at Fitzrovia. Image: The Ideas Library