Henry & The Fox
525 Little Collins Street
Henry & the Fox is barely a few months old, it’s got plenty of tables for large crowds, and I particularly love the tables scattered on the faux lawn outside.
Crusty and soft.
They kindly obliged with customised cocktails to our preferences.
Lemon & pineapple were my key words.
Fried Zucchini Flower ($4)
Filled with ricotta.
Slow Cooked Egg, Asparagus, Hazelnuts, Crouton & Parmesan Sabayon ($17.5)
The egg was perfect, with an oozy runny yolk, complemented by a creamy sabayon.
Seared Scallops, Apple & Celeriac Remoulade, Caper & Raisin Puree & Toasted Pumpernickel ($24.5)
The scallops were a favourite all around. Plump and cooked beautifully.
Roasted Moreton Bay Bug Tails, Cauliflower Puree & Spiced Cauliflower ($24.5)
Generous pieces of juicy Moreton bay bug tails, with a creamy silky cauliflower puree, cauliflower pieces with a delicious curried spice and these addictive little crispy bits for texture. I could taste the sweetness of the cauliflower puree.
Braised Lamb Shoulder, Caramelised Onion, Sheep’s Feta & Pine Nuts ($18)
They do a variety of pizzas, including one with roasted pork belly.
Blue Swimmer Crab Spaghettini, Cherry Tomatoes & Basil ($24.5)
Torn between the squid ink tagliatelle with clams, my love for crab won. This was a generous portion, the pasta had more of a bite than usual, thankfully I prefer mine to have a bite. The crab could be fresher, but I’m just nitpicking. Tossed together with a light tomato base.
Mango Frangipan, Caramelised Mango, Mango Puree & Creme Fraiche Ice Cream ($16)
The frangipan is a little heavy for my liking and it was more buttery than mango. The creme fraiche ice cream was silky smooth, and went hand in hand with the mango puree and caramelised mango pieces.
The scallops and the bay bugs were the winners, but the spaghetti and the slow cooked egg weren’t far behind. In my opinion the portions were considerably generous for the price point and the dishes were wonderfully cooked and plated. I wish this was closer to my workplace - it’s pretty perfect for Friday night drinks and lingering on for dinner. The polenta chips with truffle mayo sound positively divine.