Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Address: 1st Floor, 252 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel: (03) 9663 7660
Website: http://www.cookie.net.au/site.html

I had high expectations of this place considering how hard it was to get a table, be seated and treated like a human being in this place. Book in advance and be prepared to spend some time at the bar!

Below: Smoked eggplant & banana with chicken & prawns: very unique flavour, sweet banana infusion with tangy thai dressing on a bed of rocket. A fusion of East & West, busy salad.

Spicy cashew, tomato, cucumber salad: perfectly roasted cashews in a light refreshing salad of diced Spanish onion, cucumber & tomato with coriander & chilli slices.

Below: Drunken Noodles with minced pork & green chillies (Med): very meaty, not all that tangy, bland noodles.

I clearly overordered for one person, and upon asking if I could take the rest away, was declined due to the establishment ‘not having the appropriate takeaway licensing’. It was a real waste of food, while paying top dollar for it (the ingredients are not premium ingredients, just regular condiments found in any standard supermarket). I was disappointed considering how difficult it was to book a table here. There is clearly not enough space for meals and drinks, so I would rate this venue as a drinks destination with ‘tapas’ as its most functional purpose.