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Bloody Mary’s, Darlinghurst – Rating: 19/25

Bloody mary's

Bloody mary’s

Bloody Mary’s sits on a very popular strip of Darlinghurst.  It’s not only busy during the day but also abuzz in the evening.  Bordering with Kings Cross, you would be correct in assuming that the bars and restaurants along the Victoria Street strip see their fair share of customers.

Come early morning, the street is quite desolate and it’s only around 11am that you’ll see the first signs of the people who were most likely also here last night!  It all makes for some very interesting people-watching at least!

There are two large tables at the front of BM and a few more more in the courtyard through the back.  The large dining section inbetween is modern, clean and colourful.  I  found all of the waitstaff to be exceptionally friendly.  I’d happily return just for their welcoming smiles!

Cappuccino

Cappuccino

Flat white

Flat white

Large flat white

Large flat white

So I’m going to spoil the rest of the review and say that the coffee ($3.80) was pretty much the only let-down of my visit.  I and all three of my guests all found it too milky and nowhere near strong enough.  So opt for 3/4 full or go for a Berocca ($5)fresh juice ($7)T2 tea ($4) or smoothie (banana or strawberry, $7).

And yes, the cocktail list is extensive no matter when you visit from the classics to new concoctions and jugs, your alchoholic thirst will be quenched!

Strawberry and watermelon salad

Strawberry and watermelon salad

This was the most refreshing way to start our meal!  The strawberry and watermelon salad ($12) was presented well with simple flavours that work together.  Large chunks of watermeleon, slivers of strawberry, mint and berry syrup.  The vanilla bean yoghurt was missing but no matter, we were all very happy regardless.

Corn fritters

Corn fritters

The corn fritters ($14) were fluffy, tall and topped with fresh avocado and tomato salsa which had herbs and a small amount of oil mixed through.  A prime example of how corn fritters should taste and the side of bacon ($4) was very generous.

Magic mushrooms

Magic mushrooms

The magic mushrooms ($19) is pricey but very large.  The mushrooms were tossed with plenty of garlic & herbs and topped with smooth goats cheese.  The sourdough toast was delicious on its own but it also soaked the sauce up, softening it and making it even more delectable.  My guest requested a side of crispy bacon and that’s exactly how they served it which is sometimes a rarity!

The hangover cure

The hangover cure

While one guest was initially hesitant because of the price, the hangover cure ($25) is one hell of a large serving!  With eggs done any way, bacon, a whole chorizo, baked beans, mushrooms, hashbrown and toast, even those with the biggest will be satisfied.  No complaints about any of the items on this dish except that the beans were  bit plain.  Add a classic bloody Mary for $12 for some true hair of the dog!

Pancakes

Pancakes

The pancakes ($13) are a real dose of how this sweet dish should be served: high and covered with maple syrup!  They also come with blueberries and topped with crispy bacon.  The pancakes themselves were fluffy but still dense and filling.  If you think that they will be too sweet, then do what I did and share this dish and a savoury dish with someone.

As you can tell from the dishes that I sampled, it’s a menu that offers some classic flavours.  Thankfully they were all also executed well so I would happily return to also try the peanut butter & jelly ($7) sandwich, bagels ($9) with cream cheese, Vegemite, honey, jam, peanut butter, Nutella or marmelade, toasted granola and seasonal fruits with vanilla bean yoghurt ($16)truffled scrambled eggs ($17) or bacon & egg roll (bacon, poached egg, lettuce, tomato, house aioli and ketchup on a soft milk bun, $14).

If you’re looking for a breakfast spot with personality, you’ve found it!  If you also like your establishments with a dash of alchohol and your dishes with a twist of Americana then I can’t believe you’re still reading this, get to Bloody Mary’s!

Taste: StarStarStar
Presentation:StarStarStarStar
Service: StarStarStarStar
Atmosphere: StarStarStarStar
Value: StarStarStarStar

Overall Rating: 19/25

Website: http://www.bloodymaryssydney.com.au and https://www.facebook.com/Bloody-Marys-Sydney-1510906112513359
Phone: 9360 5568
Address: 332 Victoria Street. Darlinghurst

Payment Options: EFTPOS, credit cards, cash

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