We live in a world where we’re constantly trying to better ourselves which creates new demands for the food industry every day.
Restaurants in particular have a lot to contend with. Menus have to be up to date and cater for all. Gluten-free, dairy free, vegan, gut-friendly; you name it, they’ve gotta have it.
We’ve stumbled across the perfect spot for all of the above, Scarlett Green in Soho. With a Gluten-free menu and plenty of salads, it’s the perfect spot. It’s part of the Daisy Green Collection which includes Timmy, Beany, and Darcie to name a few.
When I visited the Soho spot last week, I took a friend who’s in the midst of a rigid four week eating plan to replenish gut health. I myself completed this plan back in January and can sympathise with how tough it is eating out so we had high expectations for diversity on the menu.
Feeling more lunch than brunch, my friend and I both opted for the Baby gem salad. A bowl over spilling with vibrant greens including baby gem lettuce, broccoli, peas, green beans and an avocado dressing. I had mine with Seared tuna steak, my friend had the Herby chicken.
Being an Aussie establishment, the wines are prime. I had a glass of Sauvignon Blanc paired with a salted grape after every sip, a combo our waiter had discovered to be a good match. Try it if you haven’t already, it works!
I then opted for a glass of Fiano. It comes from the same grape as Sauvignon Blanc but is grown in Southern Australia and isn’t as dry. This was paired with a cranberry after each sip.
Selfishly, I ordered Halloumi fries and Beef cigarillos alongside our salads. My friend watched on in envy whilst I chomped away, both a hearty addition to the main.
The only downside to our meal was not being able to try the famous Vegemite doughnut. To my dismay it’s only served on the dinner menu.
To conclude our lunch, I ordered the Melbourne Mars Bar Cheesecake. It’s a mean feet that requires an eating partner but exquisite all the same. As you break in to the hard chocolate shell, you are greeted with a cheesecake and Mars caramel filling. Strawberries dot the plate to make you feel a little less guilty.
My friend opted for the sorbet; Vegan chocolate with ginger and chilli. A much lighter, yet still fulfilling dessert for those wanting to be good.
Scarlett Green is a great spot for an afternoon lunch with friends. They also offer a bottomless brunch menu to while away the day… and we think it’s probably worth heading there for dinner time to try those doughnuts too.
To book a table visit www.daisygreenfood.com
4 Noel St