We all watched eagerly as the shell that once was Retro on Brunswick st began to be transformed. Now…open again it is the new elegant Eat Drink Man Woman.
This new restaurant exhibits none of its predecessor’s décor. This new room is open and light and warm. With gold’s and yellows as the feature colours, elegance is added by the stainless steel accessories, and crisp white crockery. The kitchen, still open, has been transformed by blue tiled walls and granite topped benches. To top off the new atmosphere the wait staff are welcoming and knowledgeable.
The menu features a huge breakfast menu with toast and crumpets to baked eggs to black sausage. It goes beyond the expected with son-in-law eggs served with peanut salad and grilled roti bread as well as a Croque Madame jaffle with a fried egg.
While the dinner menu is quite small, the grilled skate with lemon butter looks delightful. The homemade pork sausages with onion relish also tempted me. Sides feature sautéed mushrooms and roasted vegetables.
In the short half an hour I had there I only sampled the coffee. Having said that however, my soy cappuccino was beautiful…creamy, rich and strong.
Looking forward to returning to try their interesting breakfast menu!
For more information:
Eat, Drink, Man, Woman
413 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy