13 May Queen Vee’s, Windsor
You won’t find many Carribean restaurants in Melbourne, making Queen Vee’s a breath of fresh air. Nothing says Carribean quite like rum, and Queen Vee’s boasts a large range of 20+. There are also other options if you’re not into rum; the Baked Coconut Espresso Martini with vodka, roasted coconut and coffee is very smooth and easy to drink.
Queen Vee’s really impresses on the food front too. The Smoked Jerk Chicken Jaffle with jamon and gruyere is a must try. It’s packed with flavour and almost too good to share.
The kitchen handles its proteins well. The tender meat of the Miso & Tamarind Glazed Short Ribs slides easily off the bone and pulls apart easily. Place it into the lettuce cups together with a sweet green tomato pickle, pickled cucumber and herbs. The description of the Ox Tail Stew mentions ‘rich gravy’ and it rings true. The gravy is indeed rich and moreish, making us wish we’d ordered some rice to enjoy it with. We balance this with the Chargrilled Cauliflower and its tangy (and somewhat spicy) hazelnut and caper salsa.
Queen Vee’s should appeal not just to the curious, but also those who enjoy a solid, tasty feed.
Disclaimer: I was invited to Queen Vee’s as a guest, however, opinions expressed here are purely my own, and are based on my experience at the time
180 High St
Prahran, VIC, 3181
(03) 9191 1474