It is finally good to not have Asian food for lunch at work anymore. After a good 3 months at work, I have finally managed to visit the Tuck Shop which is no more than 5 minutes walk from my office. Well known for its pies and other brekkie foods, this little establishment along Newcastle Street has already set a name for itself. It is clear that Tuck Shop is a popular choice for both food and coffee considering the constant crowd it attracts as well as the mentions it gets from my office mates.
The interior of Tuck Shop is simple, neat with a touch of country I’d have to say.
Approximately 15 choices for brunch ranging from simple toast to fancy ones with meatballs, oven roasted chorizos and such with the eggs of your choice! For lunch though, its a small selection of gourmet pies and dishes.
As the pies were all the rave at Tuck Shop, I did not bother looking further! My choice for the afternoon was a Beef & Stilton Pie while my mates Andrew and Win had the Chicken, Vegetables and Tarragon Pie.
My choice of Beef & Stilton could not have gotten any better. Rich, melt in your mouth beef enclosed in aN outstanding puff pastry was absolutely smashing. Stilton as Andrew mentioned to me is a variety of strong pungent cheese like the Blue Cheese. While the cheese taste was milder than expected, it did add some flavour which had me wondering what it was before. Nonetheless, the pungent taste one normally gets from blue cheese is not all that obvious. For me, the beef is really delicious as I have mentioned before, melt in your mouth! For $12.50 this is no ordinary pie pricing. Nonetheless, it was a good. Unfortunately though, both Andrew and Win felt that their chicken pie lack in salt which I agree too!
Hand Cut Chips with Homemade Aioli to share.
Hand cut chips always seemed to get the better of these gourmet cafes promoting healthier eating habits. For me though, the chips at the Tuck Shop were ahead of its peers but it is still, a healthy eat. For me, I have always been a fan of classic shoe string chips. In this taste test then, this was OK only. It’s aioli on the other hand was full of flavour which is a quality I usually look for in a dip. Saltu, full of garlic flavour with that light pungent twist of mustard made it every bit desirable!
This seems like a perfect start to a long holiday drought for me. I guess unless Australia wins the Olympics, there will not be a holiday until the 1st of October which is a good four month from now. Tuck Shop definitely makes a name for itself in the Northbridge suburb putting out good food at fair prices. While I know my review has come in later than other bloggers, it is always better late than never.