Pinbone, Woolahra – Revisit (Jun-15) (♦♦♦♦♦)

Pinbone, Woolahra – Revisit (Jun-15) (♦♦♦♦♦)

Pinbone, Woolahra – Revisit (Jun-15) (♦♦♦♦♦)

Once again, Pinbone delivers a top quartile winter feed. Initial review 5-diamonds. Hence we return, even hungrier.

Today’s two dishes – breakfast rice (left) and brown rice congee (right)

Quality is consistent, the attraction the same; hearty, decent value, impossible to replicate.

A 30km run in the adjacent Centennial Park was not marathon preparation. This was pre-brunch training. Proof below.

Sunday long-run per the Tom Tom Sports Watch

3 stomachs to feed but only two mouths. I simply couldn’t deny myself the pumpkin congee again. The legendary creamed corn fregola is for next time.

Malted brown rice congee with mushroom, pumpkin and a poached egg – $18

There’s no denying why I get up in the morning…. that butter-soft pumpkin lava. First spoon takes 45s to (spiritually) digest, then the rest is inhaled in 3 minutes. Poor pacing effort. I’ve got yolk-critique fatigue from 6 months of brunches…

This really is a go-to fine-dining winter choice. Not quite a 10/10, but close.

Dish two is another winter special; brown rice but in a completely different setting.

Breakfast rice with vanilla, almonds and poached pear – $14

Very simply a love child between cinnamon porridge and Asian rice pudding. Creamy, curiously chewy and I’d like 2x the crunchy toasted almonds. So thick the texture is vertically self-standing. A good thing.

Garnish of toasted flaked almonds and poached pear

Feels like a premium dish, yet these are known flavour combos. Can never say no to a poached pear for breakfast or dessert. Not-too-adventurous, but still 8.5/10 because of the lower $14 price.

Side shot of the Breakfast Rice

Heard of a piccolo flat white? I haven’t but the serving size was so small it must be a new ‘thing‘. Fail.

Skim flat white – $4.00

One more shot highlighting a 9/10 Sunday winter brunch.

Birds eye view of breakfast rice and brown rice congee

After that first spoonful, the missus and I closed our eyes and tilted the head back. Similar to intoxication, albeit without the hangover.

Overall, the 1 hour sit-down cost $32 (ex-coffee) but the ensuing happiness was far in excess. The proof is below.

Positive review, thus OK to show my face

Pinbone Sunday brunch is a must. Also try some pre-meal exercise; food becomes 20% tastier.

4 thoughts on “Pinbone, Woolahra – Revisit (Jun-15) (♦♦♦♦♦)

  1. Joy Brunched

    Have been wanting to try this place for awhile, looks good! I have loved reading your blog after your wife suggested you start. Without a doubt I envy the fact that you do exercise before brunch – I can't seem to get out of bed!

  2. Joy Brunched

    Have been wanting to try this place for awhile, looks good! I have loved reading your blog after your wife suggested you start. Without a doubt I envy the fact that you do exercise before brunch – I can't seem to get out of bed!

  3. Michael Ho

    Hey Joy, wow someone reads my blog aside from myself! Pinbone is amazing – for you maybe try creamed corn fregola or the bacon, maple, pumpkin tart and let me know!

    Also desperate to rebuild my wish list. Struggling for new places…

  4. Michael Ho

    Hey Joy, wow someone reads my blog aside from myself! Pinbone is amazing – for you maybe try creamed corn fregola or the bacon, maple, pumpkin tart and let me know!

    Also desperate to rebuild my wish list. Struggling for new places…

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