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Salted egg, Melbourne review

Vaseline 2 months ago

Overview

Flinders Lane is home to some of Melbourne’s best restaurants, and the eastern end is always packed with punters looking for a highly sought-after table. The Spencer Street side, on the other hand, is home to many more office buildings than eateries.

But this is slowly changing. More great places are popping up this side of Melbourne’s CBD, with Salted Egg adding a new dimension in 2021.

Located on the first floor, guests will have views of Flinders Lane just above as they indulge in an extensive range of South East Asian dishes.

Salted Egg at Quincy Hotel in MelbourneSalted Egg at Quincy Hotel in Melbourne

Chef Adam Woodfield (ex-Chin Chin and Jimmy Liks) serves playful takes on curries, stir-fries and street food full of bold flavours. There’s no need to reach for salt or chili when you eat at Salted Egg.

You can have lunch and dinner à la carte, choose your own Southeast Asian adventure, or opt for one of the set menus; something we all like to do these days.

The menu starts with a few bites, inspired by Vietnamese, Thai and Singaporean street food. The smoked duck betel leaf with jaw, lemongrass, mint and coriander is an absolute stunner. Just like the fresh oysters with red nahm jim.

Salted Egg at Quincy Hotel in MelbourneSalted Egg at Quincy Hotel in Melbourne

This is followed by some spicy curries and stir-fries, as well as fresh salads to highlight the rich flavours. A special highlight here has to be the stir-fry with soft shell crab. These generous portions of crab are rubbed with curry powder, Asian celery and oyster mushrooms. There’s no doubt you’ll lick this bowl clean.

A few desserts round out the lunch and dinner offering, best paired with some Southeast Asian-inspired cocktails or Australian wines from the bar.

Salted Egg at Quincy Hotel in MelbourneSalted Egg at Quincy Hotel in Melbourne

The place is also open to the public for breakfast, but is mostly filled with hotel guests at this time of day. The pandan waffles and Vietnamese rice waffles with fried eggs are here for those looking for Asian-inspired breakfast options, but your classic avocado on toast and chili scrambled eggs remain as well.

Vietnamese coffee is also on the menu for those looking to change up their usual caffeine fix.

Salted Egg feeds its hotel guests in a different way (not just burgers and steaks in the room) and also caters to the general public. If you work on the other side of town, a trip to Salted Egg or The Q will be top of your food hit list.

Salted Egg at Quincy Hotel in MelbourneSalted Egg at Quincy Hotel in Melbourne