Builders Arms Hotel
211 Gertrude Street
olive toast, ortiz anchovy, pepper // whipped cod roe // fish pie
Crisp toast, with olive paste, briny anchovy and pepper made for a good start. And that luxe whipped cod roe with the hot toasty soldiers that I have spoken of again and again, always good for sharing.
slow cooked lamb // steamed ginger pudding & rhubarb
The flaky puff pastry conceals steaming hot smoked trout, prawns & rockling. The slow cooked lamb was tender, with soft eggplant with the barest amount of spice and brightened by the pickles in a make your own wrap concept with a stack of chickpea pancakes.
The pudding was moist & fluffy, with little bites of candied ginger, and a jug of silky custard with flecks of vanilla bean.
The rotisserie, only available after 6pm, a different one each night. I was there on a Monday, so you’re looking at milk fed lamb. But baby goat is on for tonight.