Melbourne: The Moat Bar and Cafe

Canadian scallops wrapped in pancetta on apple puree, black fermented garlic & hazlenut salad A$18
My first meal in Melbourne was also one of the best during my entire trip.

THE MOAT BAR & CAFÉ

The Moat was located underneath the State Library of Victoria.
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I like the paint job on the walls.
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We met up with Deb’s pretty mini-me, Sam, who’s studying in Melbourne.
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me and Sam

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Terrace Edge Riesling

Smokey, salty and buttery jamon Iberico. More bread please!
jamon Iberico with grated tomato A$20
jamon Iberico with grated tomato A$20

The scallops were perfectly cooked and succulent. I love the contrast in flavors from the salty pancetta and the sweet, garlicky apple puree. I could have eaten all three pieces!
Canadian scallops wrapped in pancetta on apple puree, black fermented garlic & hazlenut salad A$18
Canadian scallops wrapped in pancetta on apple puree, black fermented garlic & hazlenut salad A$18

Deb wanted me to try her favorite salad and I loved it! I really enjoyed eating a salad with so much texture  mainly from the grains used – farro, bulgur and quinoa. There was a touch of sweetness from mulberry fruit and crunch from pistachio. The different greens also added a flavor kick.
ancient grain salad of tomato, dates, toasted seeds, pistachio, mint, maple & lemon dressing A$16
ancient grain salad of tomato, dates, toasted seeds, pistachio, mint, maple & lemon dressing A$16

This salad reminded me of the healthy salads in Whole Foods in the USA. But of course this was much more complex and way tastier.
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We skipped dessert.
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THE MOAT BAR & CAFÉ menu
The Moat’s menu

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The Moat is a good place to eat at in Melbourne.

The Moat Bar and Cafe
176 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
telephone:+61 3 9094 7820
Hours:
Monday to Friday 8:00 am –11:00 pm
Saturday 3:00–11:00 pm
Sunday Closed
website

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