Brunch is no doubt my favourite meal of the day. But due to work, it’s only something we can do during the weekends. Which is one of the reasons why I always look forward to the weekends! (: But as the Mr works half days on Saturdays now, our brunch date is moved to Sundays now! So two Saturdays back, I met my dearest Peach Water for brunch at Duchess of Spotswood.
I have to admit, it wasn’t my first time dining at Duchess, but it’s been quite a while since (when I use to live in Kensington). In fact, it’s been more than a year! So I was definitely looking forward to having brunch and more so with a good friend! (:
As it’s been quite a while since I’ve met my dearest Peachie, we couldn’t stop chatting from the moment we both sat down! haha Thankfully, the staff at Duchess were really patient and gave us ample time to make our choices. We started off our brunch with a mini tea party and each ordered one we love. I had chai latte and she ordered English Breakfast tea. When the teapots and cups arrived at our table, there were “oo’s and ahh’s” for a good couple of minutes! The colours were just so eye-catching! Love love love the seafoam green and of course, which girl doesn’t like a little bit of tiffany blue? hehe (:
And how thoughtful is the barista? We had little pots of honey (for the chai) and milk (for the english breakfast) sitting in the cups when it was served! Absolutely perfect! (:
One look at the menu and I instantly knew what I wanted : the Duchess of Pork! The flavours just explode in your mouth and the pork jawl is so crispy on the outside and just falls apart on the inside! I could easily polish off plates of this any day! Everything just went so well with the richness of the egg yolk and the truffle sauce. Mmmm.. just talking about it is making me salivate and wanting more! hehe Of course nothing was wasted and I used my sourdough toast to soak up every last drop on the plate.
Peach Water decided to go for the King’s Woodcock. I kinda knew she would pick that as when we spoke the days prior to our meet up, she told me she was craving for some sausages! hehe I tried a little of each component and thought it was not too bad. I could taste the fennel in the sausages but there wasn’t much of a kick from the chilli. But that might just be because we both love our spicy food! hehe Having said that, the presentation of this dish was really eye catching though! Love the purple micro herbs against the deep yellow eggs. Too pretty!
I definitely enjoyed every single part of my dish and having chai after 2 months of the lack of it was definitely a plus! (: Of course, it was yet another lovely catch up with my dearest Peach Water and definitely looking forward to our next brunch date! Do head over to her blog to see her post as well as her other reviews! Her photos are amazing! heh Have a good week everyone!
Remember to always cook and bake with love (:
16 thoughts on “Duchess of Spotswood”
I don’t know what to say, but thank you so much for our true and genuine friendship. Nothing means more to me than having a friend like you and I’m truly blessed to have you as my twinnie.
I definitely had a lot of fun catching up with you over brunch that day ❤
Also, your photos look amazing too! Keep up the good work twinnie! ❤
Thanks dearie! (: Means alot coming from u cause im still learning how to operate my dslr! haha But thank you too for your friendship! hehe Will see u really soon! xx
I love brunch! Everything about the looks absolutely wonderful!
I love brunch too! So glad that Melbourne has so many places to offer and good ones too! hehe (: Should definitely give this place a try! Especially the pork jawl! noms! x
Your pictures look amazing! 🙂
We need to talk about what camera you are using on Thursday.
awww thanks dearie!! (: Im still learning how to take better photos but means alot that u like them! hehe Will talk more Thursday! x
Totally know what you mean Brunching is the best but I guess it’s hard to find to do it when we’re working 🙂 Duchess of Spotswood is a good choice, I love their Duchess of Pork as well! Can’t believe you went to Candied Bakery but didn’t get anything 😛
haha Good self control! haha more like im trying to control the amount of sweets I take. Though I saw Peachie’s review of what she got and totally regret not buying any! haha oh wells! hehe x
HAHHAA seeeee 😛 But offers there if you wanna go I am MORE than happy to go with you anytime you want 😛
hehe I know you would! (: The soft serve flavours are what attracts me the most! hehe Soon! x
Need to come back here soon. But so many new places to go!!
haha i know right??? I can’t keep up!!!
I love brunch and I love the Duchess and I loooooooved your post! Such pretty pictures of yummy food 🙂
awww thanks dearest! hehe I will continue to work on my camera skills! hehe and yes! BRUNCH is the best meal of all time! hehe xx
These breakfasts look delicious! I love truffle oil with eggs such a perfect combination
thanks Sam! (: hehe I love the combination too! I use it quite often in the weekends! hehe x