01 Sep Pickett’s Deli & Rotisserie, Melbourne CBD
Scott Pickett is perhaps best known for his high end restaurants Saint Crispin, Estelle Bistro, and the degustation-only ESP. His newest venue, Pickett’s Deli & Rotisserie, opened up at the Queen Victoria Markets and offers a casual European-style deli and wine bar to the masses.
The breakfast menu sees classics such as mushrooms and toast, hotcakes, smashed avo, and scrambled eggs jazzed up with king salmon, rocket and salmon caviar. A few extra twists sees dishes like duck eggs and breakfast ramen appear too.
Visit a little later in the morning and you’ll be able to order from the rotisserie. Roast chicken is easy to look past on a restaurant menu – something I’m guilty of myself – but seeing as their rotisserie is their pride and joy, it’s hard to pass it up here. The 48-hour brined Milawa chickens are handled well – juicy and delicious. Pair it with hand-cut chips slathered in tasty gravy. Other meats on the French rotisserie include pork and beef. Their crispy pork also makes its way into a bun, complete with crackling and glistening layers of meat and fat.
Pickett’s Deli & Rotisserie is the most accessible of Scott Pickett’s empire and is a good fit with the iconic market precinct. Despite the name of its owner, the menu is reasonably priced. Best of all, it’s open 7 days a week and almost everything is available takeaway.
Disclaimer: I was invited to Pickett’s Deli as a guest, however, opinions expressed here are purely my own, and are based on my experience at the time
Pickett’s Deli & Rotisserie
507 Elizabeth St
Melbourne, VIC, 3000
(03) 9328 3213