It was a quiet Wednesday evening and my partner and I had decided to try something new for dinner. I’ve been past Market Kitchen many times when trying to look for a parking around the cinema in New Market, and this time, we decided to give it a try. It was a quiet night for the restaurant as we were the only patrons in the dining area hence we managed to get a lot of attention from the staff.
We weren’t too hungry and decided to skip entree and instead started with the assorted breads with pesto and olive oil/balsamic vinegar dip. The breads were served warm and the pesto was a lovely accompaniment to the breads. For mains, my partner decided to order the slow roasted pork belly served with caramelized pear, pancetta and baby pea shoot salad which was beautifully tender and juicy! I ordered the beef eye fillet with potato mash, sauteed spinach carbonara and crispy pancetta. The medium rare steak was cooked to perfection, it was one of the best steaks I’ve had. But I must admit, I didn’t expect it to be bad as we were the only patrons there hence the chefs must have had there full attention on our dishes. The portion were decent and the rustic presentation was a perfect match for the food.
The mains were very fulling so we only decided to order one dessert to split between us, also, there wasn’t much in the menu that appealed to us so we just ordered the lemon curd creme brulee. It was a lovely and simple dessert and was delicious. The combination of the caramelized sugar crust, creamy vanilla bean ice cream and the biscotti was a perfect end to the meal.
Overall, the meal was delightful and everything was up to a high standard. However, I would like to come back on a busy day just to see if the high standards remain. The service was wonderful and the environment and decor made Market Kitchen a wonderful place to eat and relax.
Date: Wednesday 30th March 2011 | Location: Cnr Davis Cresent and Carlton Gore Road, New Market | Food: Contemporary