GG’s – short for Grandpa Giuseppe’s – is located beneath a block of luxury apartments at 150 Clarendon Street in East Melbourne. The kitchen is headed up by Chef Paul Dunlop and a key player within the menu is their rotisserie where the meats are slow roasted over coal & wood. My husband surprised me by taking me there for lunch a few weeks ago, and we tried out their Sharing Menu - 4 courses for the table to share ($59 pp) - which is not only available at lunch time but also in the evening. Dressed in casual attire, we didn’t feel out of place amongst the suits that walked in as the vibe of the restaurant / bar seemed all-encompassing and the service staff were friendly and happy to accommodate our family.
Oink oink – crispy belly, apple salad, yoghurt sauceThe crackling wasn’t as crispy as we were hoping but the pork belly was extremely tender and the apple and sauce brought it all together very nicely.
Fried calamari – pizza croutons, parsley, lemonThis reminded me of the calamari salad I used to order at Caffe e Cucina all the time when I was living in South Yarra. However, the welcome change were the pizza croutons – I’d never had them before but they were brilliant! I’m definitely going to try pizza base croutons at home some time.
All in all a fantastic meal at a really decent price.
150 Clarendon Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002
03 8415 0411