The Mill, Melbourne, Australia

It amazing how dead the Melbourne CBD can be on a Sunday evening.

Started off with a couple of beers at the Westin in Collins Street where we’d decided that a decent steak was in order for dinner. Headed over to The Meat and Wine Co at Southbank. However, the queue at the door told us that tonight wasn’t going to happen.

We then tried the Curry Vault in Bank Place, but that was closed tighter than a goldfish’s bum. Squire’s Loft in Goldie Lane was similarly locked up, so we ventured down to Hardware Lane to see what was on offer (and to try to avoid the touts).

We chose the Mill Bar and Restaurant as the menu could be best described as modern Australian and the specials sounded OK. There was also a jazz band playing which added to the ambiance.

I deciced on an Angus Eye Fillet, medium rare, with spuds and beetroot and it was quite decent. The steak was done to almost perfection. I could pull it to pieces with my knife and fork it was that tender.

My friend had a Barramundi from the specials board but he wasn’t overjoyed with it.

We washed our meals down with a couple of Hoegaaeden’s.

I’m in two minds as to whether I would go back to this restaurant. I think it was probably overpriced for size of the meals. But YMMV.