Carnevale, Clarence Park

C used to live right on Grenfell St and I squandered this golden opportunity to pig out because we were poor uni students. Now he lives an hour away from me down South :( A small perk in this is being able to explore more of what the South has to offer which I would have never done. C’s favourite coffee haunt is at Carnevale which you would only find if you’re actively looking for it.

Carnevale

Imagine a yiros but in burger form. That was exactly what the Greek lamb burger was with it’s juicy lamb patty and yogurt tzatziki. I’m usually not a fan of soft, non-crunchy chips but these beer battered chips were delicious – a slight break from the outer coating into a soft fluffy pillowy center. I LOVE beer battered chips :D

Greek Lamb Burger

Greek Lamb Burger – soft glazed brioche bun, Greek lamb patty, tomato, feta, Spanish onion, lettuce and tzatziki served with beer battered chips ($12.50)

So pretty when this was set down! Subtle fried cheesy haloumi with bursts of freshness from the rocket and creamy avocado. Normally rocket is bitter for me but the fresh, vinegary dressing was perfect. I opted for the chorizo add-on for an extra $4 and what came out was a whole chorizo sausage – so generous :) Meaty and flavoursome chorizo that was not salty at all. Carefully constructed dish with flavours working so well together – would recommend not to get the chorizo as it was quite overpowering (my fault of course). Only slight flaw was the poached eggs didn’t have the golden runny yolk stream.

Haloumi & Avocado with lemon, rocket, eggs and toasted Turkish bread

Haloumi & Avocado with lemon, rocket, eggs and toasted Turkish bread ($15 with extra $4 for chorizo)

I can see why this place is packed out on the weekends with good coffee and delicious meals – they’ve got it all :) Both the Greek lamb burger and haloumi and avocado dish were so good, you can tell how much care and thought was done in balancing the flavours right.

Food: 3.5/5
Service: 3/5
Atmosphere: 3/5

Carnevale

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2 comments for “Carnevale, Clarence Park

  1. August 27, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    I’m sold with the haloumi & avocado dish. It looks complete and balances, especially with the chorizo :)

    Julie
    Gourmet Getaways

  2. August 28, 2014 at 12:47 am

    You’ve got me craving haloumi now! Yum!

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