Eventually we get lucky, find a not-quite-legal parking spot on the footpath, and walk back a quarter mile.
At full strength, we moved into the midst of Newstead’s automotive heartland where cars are sold, tested, repaired and detailed, sits a bistro named Rogue. It’s a brave move to position an up-market establishment here, but this tastefully converted suburban dwelling is proving to be a gastronomic oasis.
REVIEW 3: Surprises come in all shapes and sizes; tucked away, surrounded by car dealerships, warehouses and essentially general service industry, up pops Rogue. This place is seriously good. The Discerning Diners took some time on Menu selection, and all placed quite different orders. Crumbed Flathead, Bird, (what a sensational surprise), the compulsory Wagu Burger and then the delightful tangy beef salad, all resulted in platters licked very clean. Rogue is a great new addition to the area. Wine options are numerically limited but are of absolute quality. End of lunch “by the glass “ offers were much appreciated. The show and tell opportunity at the end of the day was enjoyed by all. We have here a very tasteful fit-out, in and out, coupled with some genuinely original and clever operational matters, which will likely send this group back for another visit. Rogue is in Austin Street, Newstead.
All day delights are available from the very reliable BBQ facilities in the Park. Our Chef Jamie, will feature single serve outcomes, (some do like to eat alone), in a quite simple, convenient and practical process. This particular fare involves the resurrection of the humble, but evergreen rissole. Assemble the following ingredients and sides and watch the action. Simple bliss !
Set BBQ heat levels to STANDARD.
- Fresh asparagus stems
- Free range eggs
- Roma tomatoes
- Generous olive oil
- Organic parsley
- Shaved parmesan
- Italian styled bread
- Your favourite tipple
- Rissoles and condiments to suit
- Make sure you start rissoles at least 10 minutes before the sides.
- Asparagus in this form is at its best slightly charred.
- The free range element served a fraction underdone, looks and tastes sensationally with the parmesan support. Apply condiments here.
- The Roma variety are so well suited because they hold their form.
- Avoid running out of tipple.
- Make sure the BBQ is left clean.