Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Jude @ Brisbane, CBD

To all those who watched the Race that stops the Nation; namely the Melbourne Cup or the Emirates Melbourne Cup, cheers if you won and cheers for time off (officially or unofficially).


Having sneaked out of my office function just after the race that net me a lunch, I thought I share with you a spot in the city which is not much of a secret from the daily crowds.


We had always wanted to try Jude but was put off by a comment made about how it was all about salads and not substantial especially for a guy like me. However when we realised that there was a buy 1 free 1 deal on the Entertainment Card, we thought we might as well make the most out of it. 


If there was one down side, it is the lack of menus. The only menu is up on the board which ranges from burgers, fish and ships and etc and then you got a choice of a ton of salads to go with which are on display at one side. For those who are indecisive, you will feel a bit lost in the middle of the crowd, trying to decide what you want to eat.


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The Wife originally wanted to try the assorted arancinis but found out you don't get one of each flavour but two of one flavour. With that not as appealing as it did, she settle for good old fish and chips. The fish came out fresh and not dripping in oil and I must say, we found a new spot for chips because the ones at Jude are awesome!  


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I have been wanting to eat lasagne for awhile and it was an easy choice. Choosing the salad was a hard one though and in the end I thought order something that I would never cook at home; beetroot salad with goats cheese and it was awesome too! 

Prices are slightly more than the AUD 10 budget we put to ourselves, with a main, salad and chips closer to AUD 15-18. Add a drink and you are at AUD20. Luckily with the deal on my Entertainment Card, we were right on the budget. 

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Verdict: 4 stars out of 5 stars. Cute little place, wholesome food and yummy salads, the only thing that would stop me from coming back often is my AUD10 a meal budget.

7 comments:

eatnownownow.com said...

Ooh, I love beetroot salad! YUM!

And those chips do look awesome. Wish I lived close enough to the city to justify a trip just for chippies! :D

Bangsar-bAbE said...

That fish & chips looks darn good! Just had a shitty version last week in KL. :(

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

bbabe: fish n chips sounds so simple but you can really get a crap version or a really good one, never in between. hope you find a good one soon!

eatnow3: thank god for working in the city, nah the stress of finding parking on the streets is too much even if the chippies r good.

Sean said...

beetroot! if i ever moved to australia, i think that's one thing i'd be happy about: beetroot seems to be used plentifully in recipes!

Brisbane Devoured said...

I ate here for the second time the other day and i was so disappointed... i ordered the beetroot burger both times and the second time the meat patty was tiny and overcooked and my bun was stale! not impressed.... but seeing as it was so good the first time I wont write it off just yet.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

brisbanedevoured: yikes! that definitely sounds like a bad lunch. its making me think twice if i should go back there for lunch or i might just stay away from the burger.

sean: its quite an aussie thing; beetroot salad, roast beetroot, beetroot relish, beetroot mash...

mE said...

I'm not sure if you've tried these places, but a couple that I quite like that'll get you lunch under $10: Little Saigon Grill in Rowes Arcade on Edward St (just beside the C'wealth bank across the bottom of Queen St Mall
And VegeRama in the Myer centre
(: