How was it?
Plan A was for Carrie and I to take Miss V to Longrain for her birthday, but we had to see a show and couldn't afford to wait for 2hours. Which brings us to Plan B. We walked up to Oxford St, and found The Falconer. From the outside, it doesn't look like much, but inside you are transported into a lovely dining room, almost feeling like you've stepped into another time or place complete with little comfy booths! It has a very Melbournian feel - very relaxed, cool and a little bit retro.
We were in a bit of a rush, so we decided to order one main each. Miss V's risoni was delicious. The risoni was pillowy soft, the mushrooms added some depth and texture, and unlike some rissoto's, this was light yet comforting at the same time.
Carrie ordered the fish of the day, which happened to be barramundi. It came lying on a bed of vegetables, which were lovely and tangy. The barramundi itself was cooked until perfectly tender and juicy.
Linguini with Grilled Zucchini, Chilli, Garlic and Bortaga $17.00
I ordered the linguini, which was a slight disappointment compared to the two others. I felt as though the flavours hadn't all mixed together quite well and it tasted quite bland. The linguini pasta itself was nice and al-dente though, if only it had a little bit more flavour.
A great little restaurant on Oxford St. The servings were generous and the waitstaff were all very lovely and helpful. A great location and reasonable prices make The Falconer a winner, despite my lacklustre meal, the other two were delicious and I would give them another go!
31 Oxford St,
Darlinghurst NSW 2000
Tel: (02) 9267 8434
Open 7 Days
Dinner available Tuesday - Sunday