The latest outlet to be opened by the owners of Peter Rabbit and Bloom, Lockwood General at Burnside focuses on brunch-style dishes, some of which have a bit of an Asian influence to them. It is quite popular so arriving early is advised to avoid having to wait long for a table.
The prawn patty in the Katsu Prawn Burger was cooked just right, with the crumb coating contrasting nicely with the soft interior. Pickled red cabbage added a delectable tangy taste to the burger and spiced Kewpie mayonnaise provided a bit of kick. Accompanying the burger were fries fried to golden brown and seasoned with just the right amount of sea salt.
Katsu Prawn Burger (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
For the Eggs on Chargrilled Turkish, we chose to have the eggs scrambled. They were light and fluffy in texture. The slices of Turkish bread were not over-toasted and the relish accompanying the eggs had a delectable tangy taste, it notably included some raisins to give it a hint of sweetness.
Eggs on Chargrilled Turkish (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Their Pearl Sugar Waffles were crisp with a fluffy texture, and the cooked cherries still retained a bit of bite and were not too tart. Shards of dark chocolate gave the dish a flavour similar to Black Forest cake and the dusting of pink salt brought out the flavour of the ingredients. A scoop of coconut sorbet helped to cut through the rich flavours.
Pearl Sugar Waffles (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Aside from their brunch-style dishes, customers can also choose from a selection of pastries on display. Their Almond Croissant had lovely buttery and flaky pastry, and the almond filling had sufficient flavour to make eating it a satisfying experience. Another pastry available during our visit was the Portuguese Tart, which had a custard filling with the right firmness set off by the crisp and flaky pastry.
Almond Croissant and Portuguese Tart (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The décor of the café gave it a bit of a rustic feel. There is a choice of indoor or outdoor seating. If they desire, customers can purchase some of the small goods on display to take home to enjoy at their own leisure.