|Duck Sausage with Chilly Mustard Salsa & Bread $13.90|
Miss SF and Mr A were back in Sydney for the weekend and stayed with me. It was a crazy eating spreeeee!!! After 2 days of extreme eating, drinking, and eating, we decided to have a "light" dinner in the city whilst waiting to pick up my other half, Babs (who's having dinner with his cousin LS, who's visiting from KL). We (Miss SF, Mr A, Miss J and myself) ate gelato (yes, eating again) and sat at Messina's for a long time, thinking what to eat or do..and as usual, ME had a great idea - pork crackling with beer! (after seeing Mr Cam's photo of it on facebook!).
Mr A drove us all to Glebe, with plenty of parking, we happily settled for Tommy's Beer Cafe - a European Beer Cafe which serves food originating from Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Germany and many more, plus European Beer on the tap! (WOW WEEE)
We happily ordered 4 items from the Snack Menu, and beer to wash it down..ahem..i meant Fruit Beer (LOL). The duck sausage was juicy and went really well with the chilly mustard salsa. The duck flavour was subtle, yet tasty enough. The portion is good for the 4 of us.
|Shoestring Pork Crackling $4.20|
The shoestring pork crackling is to die for! I could sit there drinking REAL beer (ahem ahem Mr. A) whilst snacking on the crackling, as if it was some health chips! The crackling was really crispy, not too fatty (unlike some with thick layer of fat underneath the crackling), crispy, yes, crispy and extremely delicious!! Next time I'm there, I'll say, give me 3 servings!! HE HE HE..Even Miss SF said she could have eaten more of it!
|Crumbed Champignons with Gherkin Aioli $11.80|
The crumbed champignons was Miss SF's choice. She lurrvees mushrooms! And the crumbled mushrooms were really good too. Lightly crumbed, still juicy inside and the gherkin aioli - which really tasted like tartare sauce complimented the mushrooms well. I almost licked the sauce dish clean - I was interrupted when the waitress picked up the plate and took it away..sob sob....
|Fish Board (marinated anchovies, herring, olives & bread) $12.90|
When I saw marinated herring, I had to have it. I was introduced to this dish when we were living in KL. We frequented House of Frankfurt in Bangsar (imo best German restaurant!) very often and they also served pickled herring. Miss SF and Mr A have not tried it before but Miss J has. I gobbled gobbled the anchovies and herring but left the olives to the rest - I'm not a big fan of olives except for Tapenade. We were all happy with the "light" food :)
|Florist Fruit Beer (Cherry) $8.90|
The fruit beer was decent, sweet and refreshing but definitely not to be confused with the real thing. It's possible a lady's drink (trying not to be sexist here/ ahem ahem Mr A order the passionfruit flavour!) but also a good low alcohol cocktail substitute.
The cafe also caters for larger groups with a set party menu to be chosen from. There is a separate room behind the main bar/dining area which is suitable for a party/girl's night out/big group get-together. The ambience is calm with soft music, dim lights and good customer service. The room also has 3 wooden bench-like tables with benches. The main bar area has a bar top, and a few similar bench-like tables with benches. I will certainly return to try their main menu. The cafe also serves daily specials (Mon-Fri only) for a mere $15!
Total bill for the night came to $78.40 for the 4 of us. Not expensive at all for a nice snacking-kind-of dinner with beer and good company!
Let me know what you think of this place after you've tried it. Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.
Tommy's Beer Cafe
123 Glebe Point Road
Glebe, NSW 2037
Tel: 02-9660 6870
Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs 4pm till late / Fri-Sun 12pm till late
Note: Bookings available for 8+ people only