Dining out
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The Food

I thought I would do a separate post for the meal I enjoyed with ten other bloggers at The Paddington, Parnell. There were 9 dishes (10 if you include the fries) and I ate every single one of them.

I started with a glass of Rabbit Ranch (of course) pinot noir and stuck with the reds for the evening. Even though it was pretty much an open bar, everyone was on their best behavior. It was a school night afterall.

From The Paddington’s Finger Food Menu

  • Hoegaarden cured salmon in cucumber ribbons
  • Confit vine tomato bruschetta

From The Paddington’s Appetisers Menu

  • Homemade mushroom wontons with chili dipping sauce
  • Honey soy beef skewers with a chili lime dressing



The Paddington’s Signature Dishes

  • Mini portions of Seafood chowder
  • Caesar salad to share with options, chicken and calamari to taste

From The Paddington’s Mains Menu

  • Slice of Pizza: Salami chicken and caramelised red onion with bbq sauce
  • Sliders: Pork Belly Burger with Japanese mayonnaise slaw and fries



From The Paddington’s Functions Menu

  • Guinness & Baileys Cheesecake


Least favourite were the salmon, I expected more oomph, and the beef skewers which I found chewy.

If you know me, you’ll know that I have a weak spot for seafood and pork belly and I will always order one or the other.

Therefore, I’m not surprised that my favourite dishes were:

  • Seafood chowder – Creamy and full of seafood, the flavour was delicate and just right. Usually served in a hollowed out cob loaf, making this a substantial soup meal.
  • Pork Belly Burger – with sour apple slice, slaw with Japanese mayo, this is usually served on a fragrant sesame pide.

Special mention to their thick cut fries and Paddy the Chef’s specialty, Guinness & Baileys Cheesecake (of course).

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I am Genie, a graphic designer/photographer obsessed with food and bunnies. I live in Whanganui, New Zealand with my husband, The Koala and our two rabbits, Kobe and Bento. I write about my hedonistic ways and I love the mantra "Eat well, travel often". I prefer not to write about myself in third person. www.bunnyeatsdesign.com


  1. OMG not the best of ideas to read this on an empty stomach!
    But now I have an urge to go home, raid the supermarket and cook!

  2. That’s some damn sexy looking food my friend. I’m getting hungry (defo the down side of following food blogs)
    I love Japanese mayo in ‘slaw, it’s the only store bought mayo I’ll use… must be all of that delicious MSG… 🙂

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