Sick of the Monday blues? yeah that was how I felt when the clock finally reached 6pm and I was officially off work. I have heard of the super Mondays deals for quite some time, and finally got myself a card! After checking out the deals, Colin and I decided to go for some yummy food at Lily & Bloom. #piggiesatheart
Lily & Bloom, has been on my to-go list for quite some time, or rather The Bloom, as I’m more interested in the decor and the food, I mean most of the time I would be more interested in the Bar but for decent bars I do have my go-to’s which are The Woods and Bitters & Sweets nowadays. 😉
The Decor of this place has a laid back New York vibe, here when you walk in you’ll see the long stretched bar table – The Lily, with a gorgeous and detailed seafood display, and The Bloom has some very comfy seats designed as an ‘american chophouse’.
There’s a really large selection of expertly crafted cocktails and well-known wines, and many classic american favorites, such as grilled meats, and market fresh seafood. For super monday deals, you have a buy one get one free deal on the mains (except the whole lobster).
Our first starter – Charcuterie Board ($195), was served with Casaba chorizo, duck sausage, culatelo, and truffled pecarino. I would say their portion was very good for their price, especially for those culatelo, they were like bite-size awesomeness.
The Cedar River Beef Tartare ($140) was served with wasabi aioli and bresaola chips, which in my opinion taste a lot like a crispier and thinner version of the Chinese dried pork; the tartare itself was a little under-seasoned, tasted a bit bland, and we find the wasabi aioli a bit overpowering.
For our mains, we went for the Fried Chicken and Waffle ($235), because we miss Duck & Waffle a little too much from England! 🙁 I personally find this a let down, the batter for the fried chicken was good, and the thighs were cooked nicely and retained some juices, however the chicken breast was overcooked and dry. We find the honey mustard sauce too sweet and the waffle at the bottom too mushy 🙁
Then came our Lobster Mac and Cheese ($295), and THAT was the highlight of my monday night. This is the perfect cure of all sorts of Monday Blues or Sunday Withdrawal Syndromes, this sent me to heaven. The next time I go, I will definitely order the wagyu burger and another portion of the mac&cheese.
For all of you that want to pay a visit, I strongly recommend you to get yourself a super Monday card and maybe order two mains on the day, I personally would order the Charcuterie Board next time I go, but I think we were a bit too full at the end of the night. But be sure to order the lobster mac & cheese, you won’t regret it!
5 & 6/F
33 Wyndham Street