Brekkie at Forbes and Burton, Darlinghurst
It’s certainly has been a while since my last visit here. It was about two and half years ago when B and I first had brunch together – little did we know that was the beginning of a beautiful friendship and the beginning to our weekly breakfast catchups. I have many fond memories of this place, I have been here for breakfast numerous times and also had a wonderful meal for dinner – I still remember the wonderful ocean trout petuna that I had here, unfortunately, I have not been back to satisfy the craving!
B and I came here for our weekly catch up. I noticed that they have changed the menu. I later learnt that head chef David Pegrum has left to head up Bronte Road Bistro and the restaurant is no longer open for dinner! NOOOOO! I really wanted to go back for dinner to satisfy the ocean trout petuna cravings!
The coffee is good, really good in fact! I love the heart shape, the coffee was smooth, strong and wonderful. I love starting the day with good coffee!
Whilst perusing the menu ‘lychee’ caught my attention, so opted for the bircher muesli – caramelized pineapple, lychee and toasted almonds. It was served in a small bowl and was just too pretty to eat! The bircher was moist and the oats really soaked up the juice which gave it a lot of flavours. The bite size paw paw, sultanas, and caramelized pineapple were great complements. My only gripe would be that there was only TWO lychee!! I was expecting more, maybe cut up into bite size pieces. Nevertheless, the small serving is very deceiving, as it was very filling.
B opted for the granola, honey roasted oats, coconut, pistachio nuts, banana and yogurt. The granola was crunchy, and a tad sweet for my liking. The vanilla yogurt was creamy and sweet and the pistachio nuts really gave it that extra flavouring – love pistachios!
One of my favourite dish here is potato cake under poached eggs with oak smoked salmon and a pash of onion jam. I didn’t see this on the menu, however, I didn’t really look for it until I read ‘lychee’. If it’s still on the menu, it’s a must try. The onion jam is deliciously sweet and a great complement to the smoked salmon and potato cake, which is similar to hash browns.
My week is really incomplete if I don’t get my doze of gossips from B. As always, it was a pleasure. I am certainly looking forward to the Christmas holiday break, (office is closed YAY!) so that I can catch up more frequently with B!
Will definitely be back for brunch or even try their lunch menu. I love the sandstone building, and the staff are friendly, and attentive. Definitely worth the visit!
GA’s ratings: 7.5 / 10
Forbes and Burton
252 Forbes Street
Ph: +61 2 9356 8788