eating out: peasant

There’s nothing like catching up with friends over tapas and sangria so on Friday night, that’s just what we did.

I was keen to try Peasant after hearing mixed reviews and on appearances, I was impressed. The decor reminded me of the rustic style we experienced at Movida in Melbourne and while it was incredibly loud inside, it was also quite cozy. Our table was out of the terrace, where heaters (and sangria) kept us warm and conversation was easier.

I thought the idea of the chalkboard menu for the table was a nice touch and it wasn’t long before we made our first selections. For nibbles, we shared some bread with roasted garlic, a bowl of marinated spanish olives and a delicious bowl of spiced almonds. We then moved onto some delicious tapas including salt cod fritters and pan fried chorizo.

The shared plates were the highlight of the meal for me – we chose the wild truffled mushroom and potato tortilla with goat cheese and parsley (which I don’t think was intended to be shared among four) and Moreton Bay squid stuffed with rice, morcilla, olives and garlic. My favourite dish was the special of the night, which featured seared scallops and morcilla – an unusual combination but it was truly delicious. We then finished up with a dessert of churros with chocolate sauce and espresso.

The food was tasty but I did think it was a little overpriced (our bill came to just under $300 for the above food and four carafes of sangria). However the ambiance was lovely and while this won’t become my go-to tapas location, it’s still somewhere I’d go for a laid back night out with friends.

Peasant on Urbanspoon Where to find it: Number 4, The Barracks, 61 Petrie Terrace
Where to find it online: www.peasant.com.au

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