Jargon. by Julia

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Moroccan Roll

When you’re heading out for dinner, don’t you want a good atmosphere, good food, good location, good service, good reviews and good times? If you don’t, you can stop reading and go to Hungry Jack’s on Chapel Street - i hear they make a mean burger. But i do, and B’Stilla in Bray Street, South Yarra, has officially done it again for the third time in a row. From the friendly waitress you want to ask to join your table for a drink, to the complimentary mint tea as a palate-warmer, the perfectly-spiced share plates and the comfy interior, there is little i can criticise this new and already very popular restaurant on. 

It’s suitable for a low key Wednesday night or as i just discovered, a wintery Saturday date night. The food is designed to be shared and if you can manage the mouthful of complicated dish names (there is a glossary on the back of the menu for us less-travelled), you’ll find every mouthful is well worth the stuttering. Chargrilled whole prawns, the namesake pigeon and duck B’stilla, spinach and eggplant Rgahaif (see what i mean?) and fall-apart lamb shoulder were the standouts, but every single dish we had was well cooked, full of Flavor Flav and perfectly proportioned. Enjoyed with a bottle of Pinot Noir away from the cold of Melbourne winter at its peak, this was my kind of night.

Sure, if it was 4am and i had enjoyed one too many vodka sodas then maybe Hungry Jack’s could have done the job.

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B’stilla 

30b Bray Street

South Yarra, VIC 3141

(03) 9826 2370

Their website is here

B’stilla gets 94% on Urbanspoon 

B'Stilla on Urbanspoon