Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Fringe

35 Little Lonsdale Street
Vic 3000

Formerly Oddfellows, which I'd visited a couple of times for drinks, The Fringe seems fairly similar, apart from a few cosmetic changes.

According to a wikipedia article about the Little Lon district, the pub dates from the 1850's, but other than the frontage on Little Lonsdale street, little remains from that time. The pub/bar/restaurant now faces on to a courtyard at the end of Madame Brussels Lane which runs up between two office blocks from Lonsdale Street.

Inside the fit out both downstairs and up is modern with plenty of floor to ceiling glass windows. On the ground floor by the staircase the wood fired pizza oven is on display. 

The fish and chips looked good, and the chips I tried was good.

The chicken with lemon, garlic, zucchini, artichoke, parmesan and oregano pizza went down well with Ali.

I had the eggplant pizza, also topped with zucchini, capsicum, pumpkin, feta and oregano. The base was suitably thin and crisp. The veggies were diced a little smaller than sometimes, I was expecting thin maybe pre-grilled slices, but everything tasted OK.

We were part of a big group and given this the service was pretty good, the oven can only cook so many pizzas at a time. At $15 the authentic pizzas are pretty good value for the City.

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