I got a little excited when I was told I was going to be taken to Bird Cow Fish for brunch. It had been on my places to go for a while now, so I thank Biggie for somewhat surprising me by organising the mini date. What a beautiful, sun-shining Saturday it was..
We stepped into the restaurant and walked into a cosy, naturally-lit room. Biggie had no idea what to expect. He initially thought it was just going to be some mediocre cafe. Nah uhhh! Biggie was definitely impressed with the atmosphere and the decor, as was I. It brings a smile to my face knowing that new and exciting places excite us both.
I absolutely love the logo of the restaurant. It took me a while to figure what the logo was depicting but I got it in the end. What an intriguing concept!
On the brunch menu was this adorable quote from Winnie The Pooh. It definitely enlightened me. How cute is it though?
We kick start the weekend and our brunch date with a coffee. I ordered a skinny cap and it was just what the doctor had ordered. Perfect.
After waiting a while for our meals to come out, the waitress sincerely apologies and brings out complimentary toasted zucchini and walnut bread ($4.50) from the chef. It was a nice gesture for the staff to recognise we were left waiting without any updates. The bread itself was so moist and flavoursome. It had a crusty outside with the centre being so fluffly and soft. Biggie devoured it, even every little crumb.
I ordered the baked eggs with creamed spinach and spicy tomato relish. This item doesn’t appear on the brunch menu anymore. That, or I’m just really blind. Unfortuantely my yolk was over-cooked, it was at the crumbly stage. Sad face. Had the yolk been runny, I really think the whole dish would have come alive. Needless to say, though, it was a very tasty dish, particularly the spicy tomato relish (oh myyyy.. drools). It gave the dish some umph. Yummo!
Put down next to me I see the “Huevos Rotos” - Fried egg, sautéed potato, chorizo, rocket, shaved parmesan & prosciutto ($17.50). It’s a wonderfully light salad which is packed with flavour, with the prosciutto being the star of the show. Or maybe I am biased because I love prosciutto so much. Again, however, I think the egg was a little over-cooked but it didn’t ruin the dish. It was still a delight to eat.
Upon heading to the toilet, the boy noticed that Bird Cow Fish has been awarded one chef’s hat. Even I didn’t know that. Well done to Bird Cow Fish!
I cannot wait to return for the bistro menu. I’ve only heard amazing things about it…
Bird Cow Fish
500 Crown Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Tel: +61 2 9280 4090