It was a fine Saturday morning, strolling around town starting to feel famished, we decided to head to Victoria Street Cafe, a cafe that we have not been to in a number of years so we decided to give it a try again.
We walked in and saw a sign saying ‘take a menu and help yourself to a table’. We did just that. As walked to our chosen table, I glanced over the counter to see what counter food that was available. it was basically was non existent only a small handful of slices and a couple panini’s.
Service was fairly slow even though there were only a handful of patrons dining. I had to waive a staff member down several times before they came and took our order.
Pear and Blueberry Smoothie had no taste – a huge disappointment as it is not very hard to make a good smoothie. Plus 1 took a few sips and later opted to consume water instead.
Morrican Lamb Ragu with Cousus, yoghurt and harrisa. Was something I was not expecting. Disproportion amount of lamb ragu to the amount of couscous that was served and the most obvious lack of sauce. I was chocking under dryness of the the couscous. There were possibly 3 spoonfuls of Lamb Ragu and 2 cups of couscous and there was only enough sauce to coat the Lamb Ragu.
Chicken and Mushroom Tagatelli – Was by far a better dish than the Lamb Ragu. Even though I am not a huge fan of creamy pasta, this dish is passable. The dish was served with a lot of chicken. The pasta itself was house made, but slightly over cooked as I prefer my pasta to be cooked to al dente.
Location: 98 Victoria St, Wellington