31 May Markov, Carlton
The site of Markov was previously a bottle shop, and has had a repution for a decent feed to go along with drinks. More recently, the menu changed to accommodate for more of a tapas style of dining.
The frontage is deceptive. Walking through the front door you enter a bar and lounge area, but wander further still, entering through the door at the back, and you’ll enter a larger bar area with tables. It’s here where we settle down at a table to grab a quick and light bite to eat.
For the price, the braised beef cheek is a small portion but it’s been cooked until tender. The accompanying roasted corn, tomato and caramelised onion make up the bulk of the dish and help to lift the flavours, though I personally find the large amount of corn makes it a bit sweet. We also try the sticky lamb ribs with coriander and spring onion, and the charred meat has a good smokey flavour and fragrance.
It’s a little on the higher end of the price range, but Markov is a great place for drinks and nibbles.
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