In its first year of existence, The Triffid has carved out a name for itself as a live music venue that also provides great quality food and drinks to go with your synth rock.
The Triffid’s Feedback Café now boasts a new seasonal menu, with Ben O’Donoghue from Billy Kart Kitchen lending an inspirational hand in the creation of a range of dishes.
Leading the new line-up is the Triffid Burger, made with three cuts of beef. These include grain fed Angus beef minced in-house with equal parts rump and brisket chuck.
The burger comes complete with cheddar cheese, pickles, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise and mustard on a brioche bun, and is served with fries.
There are a lot of good burgers about town these days, but this one was definitely up there in terms of tastiness. The meat patty was rich and flavourful and came out medium-rare. The melted cheddar was definitely the good stuff and the pickles had a lovely spicy taste to them.
Also new to the menu is the Triffid Dog, with a double smoked cheese kransky, pickles, onion, and cheese. This fancy hot dog comes with both tomato sauce and American mustard, just as it should.
Vegetarians need not worry with a haloumi burger also on offer, filled with grilled haloumi, rocket, tomato, beetroot puree on a brioche bun and also served with fries.
There are healthier options available as well with a range of salads on offer, including a Thai prawn salad, cauliflower salad, and grilled haloumi salad.
We tried the haloumi salad which came with grilled haloumi, beetroot puree, balsamic cherry tomatoes, rocket, sweet potato and roast onion. This was a very moreish salad with the sweet beetroot puree lifting the decadent chunks of grilled cheese nicely.
Small bites are on offer as well, with a crispy karaage chicken with chilli mayo, or battered jalapeno poppers stuffed with cream cheese on the menu.
Serving up tasty food in a laid back venue, the Triffid is a pretty good spot to settle in for a lazy lunch while bopping to some beats.
The Triffid can be found at 9 Stratton Street, Newstead, and is open from Wednesday to Sunday for both lunch and dinner from noon to late.