When we started seeing crazy Instagram photos and Facebook posts of a pretty epic Bloody Mary, we felt inclined to do some research and track down this beauty. Pretty partial to a tipple or three this beauty came with elaborate garnishes and we knew we had to check it out.
The place serving up these crazy creations is Scarlett Slimms & Lucky in Mount Eden. A funky, retro looking eatery and bar with a neon sign and a great outdoor space – we entered to excitedly get stuck into the menu!
We were seated promptly and feasted our eyes on the ample, comprehensive menu. Now this isn’t your typical eggs benedict, brunch kind of place. But if you can’t find something you like on this menu, you need to seriously have a word with yourself!
Our favourite thing on the menu hands down was the Beer Cheese Fondue. Made with brown ale, topped with jalapeños and served with nachos and bread sticks, the fondue definitely had a kick from the chilies! The cheese was so moreish and silky we found ourselves asking for more bread to mop up all the dregs! Please Scarlett’s can you also make this as a main course dish in a bigger size? We’ll love you forever if you do!
Next up we went for the Polenta and Corn Hush Puppies – roasted herb potatoes, chipotle, sour cream, jus and chives. A crispy outer layer encased a piping hot, fluffy and flavourful centre. We definitely recommend them!
For our main course we opted for the Seafood Chowder. Packed with prawns, mussels and squid it wasn’t as creamy as the typical New England chowder we’ve tried before but was packed full of flavour and topped with toasted bread and herbs.
The Crispy Chicken Burger was served in a soft , spongy bun which soaked up all the delicious apricot chutney and Franks hot sauce. The chicken was soft, perfectly cooked and topped with cabbage and capsicum.
But lets get to what we really came here for right? Our mouths fell open when they arrived and we loved looking round to see the reactions of the other diners as their cocktails were delivered to their tables.
Seriously this is a meal in itself! Topped with a pickle, a polenta and corn hush puppie, a mini burger, an onion ring and a chicken breast you seriously don’t need to order anything to accompany this! But trust us, you’ll want to as the food is so good.
You can pick the level of spice you would like or you can add your own from the range of hot sauce on the table.
Go now before they run out!!!!
Scarlett Slimms & Lucky
476 Mount Eden Road
Tel: 09 630 5251