Monday, September 6, 2010

Elevate European Grill - Parramatta

Elevate European Grill

It's rare that I have time for a leisurely weekend brunch, so when I do - it's such an AWESOME feeling. This particular non-working Saturday, my friends and I found ourselves looking for brunch on Church Street in Parra. The first decent place we came across was Elevate.

We quickly ordered our coffee and food. Unfortunately, the quickness was unreciprocated. Whilst the coffee came out at a reasonable time (albiet, with latte instead of my friend's order of flat white), the food took forever and ever and ever...

My mocha was average. I can only guess that my partner's Capp was likewise. Still don't get it - something wrong with Sydney coffee. Or maybe jsut my perception of Sydney coffee. It just feels more watery and less smooth and creamy. Maybe I'm secretly destined to be a Melbournian LOL

Mocha - $3.80

Cappuccino - $3.80

My friends ordered Elevates Mediterranean breakfast ($18.90) and the Wagyu beef burger ($15) to share . The Mediterranean breakfast was massive! It comprised of a small pile of pan fried kalamata olives, some roasted capsicum, two long grilled italian sausage, an omelette as well as pan-seared haloumi cheese wrapped in bacon. This was served with two toasted slices of panne di casa bread. My friends seemed to enjoy this much and it definately looked appetising. Very much huge though.

Elevates Mediterranean breakfast - $18.90

My friends also gave the wagyu beef burger thumbs up. A thick patty of wagyu beef mince, melted cheese, mixed lettuce, tomato slices and sweet caramelised onions. This was served on a soft dinner roll with home-made dijon mustard and aioli sauce drizzled on top. Mmm... looked appetising :)

Gourmet Wagyu beef burger - $15

My partner took the opportunity to order the Spanish omelette ($12.90). This pretty much had everything I don't eat in it - eggplant, semi-dried tomato, chorizo sausage, mushrooms, and shallots. I didn't try it, but my partner polished it off so either he was hungry, or it was nice ... or both. This was served with toasted bread.

Spanish omelette - $12.90

I was tossing up between the eggs florentine and the Wagyu sausages and eggs on toast. In the end, I opted for the latter because Wagyu sausages seemed more novel ($12.90). The Wagyu sausages were made with wagyu and basil. Grilled and slightly a bit dry, but it was loaded with beef aromas. Very extreme beefiness. Eggs were made however I liked and on this particular day, scrambled was how I liked them. Scrambled creamy eggs. Mmm... deliciousness! :P

Wagyu sausages and eggs on toast - $12.90

So overall, the food here was pretty good. However, you really have to be extremely leisurely to dine here. It took roughly 45 mins before the food arived so if you're in a hurry choose elsewhere :)

Food - 8.5/10
Service - 6.5/10
Ambiance - 7/10
Value for money - 7/10
Overall - 29/40

Elevate European Grill
312 Church St
NSW 2150
tel: (02) 9633 4099

1 comment:

Maria said...

Check out that Mediterranean brekky hey?!

I agree with you.. something wrong with Sydney coffee! hehe

Maybe you are destined to be a Melbournian!?

I've looked at your coffee photo's and judged each one (not the photography) but the coffee presentation..and the cap's are all wrong.. lol ! The foam is supposed to sit higher than the actual cup and it won't spill when jiggled!