Broadsheet Restaurant A Truly Melbourne Experience
Broadsheet Melbourne have done it again with their pop up Broadsheet Restaurant on Gertrude Street. In tune with the Melbourne mood, they have tapped into a fun and playful element, while serving diners the best dishes of some of Melbourne's most iconic restaurants. We were invited there by leading POS providers ImPOS, who provide POS for many top Melbourne restaurants.
As the Point of Sale provider for the event, ImPOS helps ensure the pop-up restaurant provides high quality customer service. “Not only does the success of pop up restaurants rely having good food and drink options which people want to visit, but also making sure customers have a positive experience when it comes to service,” says Sean O’Meara, Managing Director and Founder at ImPOS.
The Broadsheet Restaurant on Gertrude Street, Fitzroy is an all-day diner serving breakfast through to dinner and drinks into the night. It showcases Melbourne’s world-leading chefs, restaurateurs, bartenders and baristas – a selection and celebration of the best of Melbourne. The food includes favourite dishes from Top Paddock, The Kettle Black, Auction Rooms, Tivoli Road Bakery, Five Points Deli, Grain Store, Coda, TONKA, Anada, The Town Mouse, The Estelle, Huxtable, Pierre Roelofs, Philippa Sibley, Monsieur Truffe and Pidapipo. What a line up!
Broadsheet Restaurant has proved super popular and we dined on a Wednesday night in a large space with a packed house of convivial smart looking Melbourne diners. This was the hip place to be in town. The room was larger than we expected, with several appealing dining spaces from long tables, to bar counter style, to tables for two (where we dined).
The menu itself was stylish and the selections attractive. Our starters were from Anada, the Spanish restaurant just up the road on Gertrude. Marinated Olivera olives, Manchego cheese drizzled with honey and serving of fine Serano jamon were the perfect starter. Along with a bottle of Barossa Shiraz, we were already flying.
The mains were compelling and we were tempted to go for the yellow duck curry dish from Coda but settled on Pork jowl and loin, cider and boudin noir from Estelle Bistro. This dish was the perfect Melbourne rustic winter dish with two cuts of pork - the jowl and the loin.
All the while the Broadsheet Restaurant was humming with tables coming and going; plenty of action and the welcoming sound of conversation filling the room. Wait staff were in fine form, chatty and engaging, and attentive to needs of the table.
We bemoaned the fact this was a pop up and wanted it to last forever; a cheery and stylish place for friends to meet on one of Melbourne's iconic dining strips.
We imbibed our mains with side dishes of Crisp brussels sprout, soured buttermilk, mint and parmesan from The Town Mouse (as it says it is, brining crisp and crunch with brussel sprouts never tasting better in soured buttermilk), as well as satisfying and superbly presented Bitter winter greens with radicchio, walnuts and qukes from Coda.
For desserts we enjoyed Gelato: hazelnut, salted caramel and fior di latte (available all day) from Pipapipo. This was the gelato of the year with the hazelnut flavour shining through, and perfect texture. Not to mention a generous serving of three large balls.
The Apple and quince macadamia crumble with truffled honey ice cream from Philippa Sibley was also highly rewarding as a taste and texture triumph. And again, perfect for Melbourne winter.
We were glad to imbibe the best of Melbourne at Broadsheet Restaurant before the pop up closed. Iconic and "very Melbourne". Broadsheet Restaurant floated our boat; thanks to ImPOS for the opportunity.