Friday, 23 December 2011

Little Creatures Brewery

Little Creatures has a good reputation. Freo is generally a little far away for most of our group, but we thought we'd give it a go. We had been there once before, about a year ago, and generally had a good time. We had sat outside on one of their long tables. This time, after fighting for a place to sit, we sat inside, cramped up against another group of people. As it's Christmas time, you would expect the place to be busy, and it's generally hard to accommodate a group of 14, but the ability to make a booking to ensure we had a table would have been nice. Having two of our group go home before we even ordered put a negative light on the evening.

Food Choices

Little Creatures isn't the kind of place where everyone gets one main meal, it's more of a sharing kind of place. They had a range of pizzas (including a couple of vegetarian ones for about $19-$22) and what I would usually call sides (including chips, corn cobs, nachos and salads).

Mushroom and pumpkin pizza

Food Quality

I ordered the $19 mushroom pizza (mushrooms, mozzarella, olives) but replaced the olives with pumpkin and some frites ($9.50) which I shared with another person. The pizza was good but bottom was a little burnt. It didn't look burnt, but you could definitely taste it.

I had remembered the chips being amazing, but I wasn't too impressed.

My friend ordered the corn cobs, which strangely enough came out about 15 minutes before the rest of the food. She said they were a little burnt too, but that you want that in corn, so she liked them. Another friend got a salad, which she enjoyed. She said the dressing was good, but it could have had a few more ingredients on it.

Another friend ordered the nachos. He said "they are everything you could want in nachos". He was pleased with all the toppings, especially the capsicum, which he said worked really well. He said they were the best non-handmade, non-Mexican restaurant nachos he's ever had. That said, it's hard to get nachos wrong unless they are very soggy. 

Overall people seemed to think their food was OK, but not amazing.

Overall Rating

1 point per vegetarian choice (max 3): 3 - It's hard to rank as they were all sharing dishes, but there was three vegetarian pizzas, and they were a few options with the sides.
Quality of meal (1-3): 1.5
Value for money (1-3): 1 - relatively expensive
X-factor (0-1): 0 - losing this for it being too loud, and not enough chairs.
Total: 55%

Guess I will have to drink my calories tonight...

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1 comment:

  1. Having mentioned our pub crawling adventures at work, Little Creatures came up as the perfect example of cashed-up boganism at its best. Loud, scungy bogan patrons and rude, dopey staff and over priced, average food...

    It used to be decent!