Monday, June 22, 2009

North Fitzroy Arms

Kassler w bread dumplings, sauerkraut & horseradish 24.00

Next in my search for German/Eastern-European food places in Melbourne...

North Fitzroy Arms
296 Rae St
North Fitzroy 3068
(03) 9489 8519
Website

This dinner was so long ago that I barely remember the details; but I do know that we had a great time at the North Fitzroy Arms, which is a pub-slash-restaurant in, duh, North Fitzroy. Catch-ups with my school/uni friends don't happen as often as they should, what with all the commitments of being a grown-up - full-time work, boyfriends, girlfriends, new dogs and interstate relocation, to name a few.

The owners are, I believe, Hungarian - expect hearty, tasty food with lots of meat!

Kassler was on the menu, so I had to order it. *Jumps for joy!* I loved the smoky, salty meat, the creamy sauce, and the sauerkraut. Unfortunately, the bread dumplings were cold on the inside, but there was more than enough on the plate to keep me occupied.


Fried Goat's Cheese - $12

To share between us. Fried cheese = happy times.

Traditional Hungarian Beef Goulash - $23

Bread bowl! Cute!


This one was a special (and thus not on the online menu, so I can't find out the price) - I believe it was kangaroo with beetroot and risotto.

Grain fed aged Porterhouse 350g Char Grilled & Served with potatoes, quick fried rocket & garlic jus - market price

It's almost impossible not to order dessert when a bunch of us get together.
Home Made Apple Strudel - traditional slovenian recipe - $10

It was warm, it was crispy, it had vanilla ice-cream. Yum.



When I saw the cheesecake, my first thought was, "Dude, you've dropped some ice-cream on your cheesecake", hehe, and I didn't think it would be any good. But oh boy, was it delicious! So dense and creamy, with a lovely crispy base.

I really enjoyed North Fitzroy Arms, and would definitely come back again. It's a little bit pricey for a casual meal (you know I am all about the $8 dumplings & noodles), but I enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and the tasty food.

Like this type of food? You might also enjoy Koliba (Czech) and Hofbräuhaus (German).

North Fitzroy Arms Hotel Haskins Restaurant on Urbanspoon

8 comments:

Hookturns said...

Have you been to Muttis in Carlton? Better than Koliba and Hoffbrauhaus, although I haven't been to the North Fitzroy Arms.

Sarah said...

Ooh, thanks for the heads up!! Will be heading there asap. Yummm, I love this type of food!

Btw, I think the "sort of pasta" they served would have been spaetzle.

xox Sarah

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Beannie Please said...

I ought to check that place out. Just looking at the photos is enough to make my mouth water. However, I don't think I would want to sample the kangaroo meat dish.

Laura @ Hungry and Frozen said...

Ooh I love Hungarian food. The beef goulash looks amahzing.

Esz said...

Ah Hungarian chef huh? Intttteresting!

Might have to head over. We tried Koliba with a bunch of friends a while back. Was very good!

Jessica @ Epicure mag said...

Yes guys, I too have been to the North Fitzroy Arms and boy was it amazing!!!

They also have really great and affordable bar meals, around $12, and I started chatting with the owners and apparently they are Slovenian. It's a REAL must go! Just LOVED it.

Shez said...

Yes it is an amazing place for yummy food!!! And kid friendly too!