NGC is an eclectic and fun bistro serving up delectable, honest food that’s made with care and served with love. It’s delicious, but unpretentious.
The menu is broken up into small plates to share, larger plates and their signature burgers. You can’t visit NGC without trying their fried mac ’n cheese: squares of rich mac ’n cheese are crumbed and deep fried and served with their homemade barbeque sauce. Just as good are the light and crisp tempura aubergine and their rather naughty braised brisket croquettes.
If it’s a burger you’re after then the NGC beef burger topped with Emmenthaler and roast onions definitely fits the bill, but the buttermilk chicken burger with chipotle coleslaw and NGC barbeque sauce comes in a close second. If you’re looking for something a little more serious then the 300g aged sirloin with potato gratin, bone marrow and confit garlic butter is absolutely scrumptious.
For dessert it’s hands down the chocolate fondant with salted caramel and vanilla bean ice cream: perfectly gooey and rich.
They have a beautifully curated wine list with a diverse range of boutique wine farms on offer. They also offer draught on tap and a range of tasty non-alcoholic drinks like The Duchess G&Ts.
The service is hands-on and fantastic: it’s owner run and you really feel it. There’s a lot of love and care that goes into the running of this restaurant.
There’s both indoor and outdoor seating available, the latter being streetside. The interior is cosy and unpretentious: wooden tables and a wooden bar, tasteful décor and lighting and a great wine display along the walls. It’s small, laidback and welcoming.
Romantic dinners, dinner with friends
(14 October 2019)
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