Hospitality dream-team Eamon Sullivan and Chef Scott Bridger have opened up another venue together – May Street Larder. The second offing of the super popular East Freo spot, is found at the Mezz Shopping Centre – perfect for northies that don’t want to travel south of the river for May Street’s signature “soul sandwich”.
The large venue, which was once home to the Peasant’s Table, offers trendy brunch dining, as well as a separate dining room that’s focused on the family dining crowd. Here there’s a playful kids play corner that is perfect for keeping toddlers to under 8’s entertained.
Outside, there’s plenty of alfresco dining in the leafy piazza.
It also features a small kid’s playground.
The service is on the ball and helpful. Eamon Sullivan is hands-on and brought our plates to the table, which is sure to please Masterchef and swimming fans. He was lovely and had a little friendly banter with my son.
May Street’s all day menu offers all the brunch favourites as well as coffee and breakfast cocktails. There are a few gluten free options too, which were all tempting enough for me to feel satisfied. The beef brisket hash sounded mighty delicious, though I just had to choose the smoked salmon dish. A potato pave of layered crispy potato, is topped with deliciously fresh house smoked salmon, a crème fraiche tartare, watercress, and shaved fennel.
I added a gloriously runny poached egg for an extra charge. It is a beautiful dish and I savoured every morsel.
The quality kids offering is better than most, with Little Chef having toasties and hotcakes to choose from – as well as something a bit different, like bircher muesli with fruit and green eggs and ham. Kids portions can vary a lot, having to cater for the appetites of toddlers, through to the ages of 10 or 12. The portion of grilled chicken and fries was on the smaller side, but was just enough for 9 year old LC.
If you’re eating on the run, May Street Larder also offers lots of freshly made take away foods and preserves.
I expected that their finely tuned machine would be an instant hit and I was right. The food at May Street Larder is spot on. I’ll be sure to head back soon to try their brisket, Campos coffee and take Chef for a soul sandwich (deep fried buttermilk chicken, with avocado, smoked sour cream, chilli maple syrup and jalapeño in between polenta waffles). Welcome to the north side!