Wild Fig

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It was a very chilly winters day on the coast. After first trying a few cafes that were shutting up shop for the day – we came to the Wild Fig – where it was perfectly acceptable to have a late lunch! We’re so glad we stopped there. It’s a new-ish café/restaurant with a quirky, up-cycled interior; think fake grass wallpaper and light features made from tins of food and tea cups!

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We both had a good cup of coffee each – to warm us up on such a blustery winter’s day. Though, saying that, my Chai Latte was actually served in the traditional bowl. Nice touch.

My Baby Beet Salad ($15) was an absolute stunner. I added Chorizo, for an extra ($3). The spinach salad was full of delicious little nuggets of baby beets, goat’s cheese, chorizo and candied pecans – finished with a bit of balsamic. It was lovely and sweet.

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The steak sandwich ($25) was a proper door-stopper, it was BIG! Chef remarked it was the first he’d had to eat with a knife and fork – he couldn’t quite get his mouth around it. It was very tasty and layered with lashes and lashes of bacon and cheese.

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Little Chef, already having his lunch earlier, was treated with a lovely choc-orange brownie with hazelnuts. It was so soft and gooey – Chef and I both enjoyed a bit too!!

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I do tend to agree with the comments on Urbanspoon that the wait staff are a tad underwhelming. Whilst I didn’t find them rude, we did have 3 different servers and none of them even raised a smile. We’ve been to many venues recently where the staff are very welcoming, knowledgeable and basically doing what they’re being paid to do. Overall though, we enjoyed lunch and I’d love to have that Beet Salad again and again!

2014 /15 ENTERTAINMENT BOOK DISCOUNTS

* voucher – 2 for 1 main menu item

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