Another favourite to add to my top dishes list this year. We’ve been having a bit of a hit and miss runs over the last couple of weeks with food and trying new places especially having decision issues when being hangry and tired and it’s definitely long due for something good. Really good.
We sat outside on this gloomy, looking-like-its-going-to-rain but not really and then super sunny Melbourne day but from the windows, the inside was decorated like a cosy corner perfect for book clubs and friendly meet ups.
A glance at the menu shows the variety of flavours and twists that Lucy Lockett offers at very reasonable prices. They have a Lucy’s special section, where I chose to order the Smashed Peas and an almond latte. Not sure where the coffee beans are from (forgot to check!) but they came in cute pastel green saucers reminding me of the same cups from Operator 25 – another favourite of mine.
Food arrived in a most stunning presentation – clean colours, clear textures and layers of goodness. I do tend to like simple fresh flavours mixed with mild spices and sauces so this was perfect. The pea smash were dollops of green goodness like the fresh sugar peas giving me that vitamin injection feeling, making me all excited and bouncy in winter.
Special mention of the potato hash that went with it – fantastic texture and crispiness but not at all oily as well as the pesto with feta scattered along the plate. Nothing beats a kitchen made pesto giving the freshness a kick of spice and again well made so that it’s not oily.
There were so many other things on the menu that were also interesting and caught my eye to try such as the Soft Shell Crab Burger with watercress! (big soft spot for crabs) and the Benedict Croissant. Sweet desserts saw Ginger Pancakes standout and also a house special I believe. Definitely Lucy’s on the list for coming back to have good food, a chill coffee and even work from there too.
“Lucy Locket lost her pocket,
Kitty Fisher found it;
Not a penny was there in it,
Only ribbon round it.”
– Nursery Rhyme