15 December 2014

The Lockhart

Seymour place is one of my favourite places to eat. There are loads of wholesome eateries that take my fancy - it's quaint and quiet and wonderful.

My friend and I decided to pay The Lockhart a visit. It's unassumingly spacious with clear white walls and simple wooden furniture.

The cuisine is not familiar to me. American - with a focus on the South. I was intrigued and picked a table right by the open kitchen after being "greeted" by a rather cold maƮtre d.

The Cornbreads caught my eye immediately I could see them freshly baked and glistening on the counter top - ready for service. We ordered one, which was enough for four. It was odd because it was sweet. Not overly sweet, but definitely sweet enough to be a dessert. So we took a few mouthfuls and saved the rest for the end of the meal...probably not very authentic but it worked for us.

We also shared the Gumbo. In a nutshell, it was spicy and gloopy. It's the first time I've tried Gumbo and it was exactly as I anticipated.

For mains, I had the Smoked Pork Belly with Braised Cabbage and a Barbecue reduction...

My fellow diner went for the southern Fried Chicken with Coleslaw...

My main was absolutely delicious. It was so flavoursome and tangy and the cabbage was the perfect accompaniment. I do love a bit'a cabbage and I'm pretty sure my fellow diner had food envy. His main was super crispy on the outside and soft and succulent on the inside but it tasted a little bland against mine.

We had a lovely meal at The Lockhart and the service was great too. What I liked the most was the fact that this food was out of the ordinary. After many Japanese, Peruvian and Burger restaurants this year, it was refreshing to finish the year with an alternative. A super tasty alternative. :)



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