Today on the Dining Diaries…
All senses are sent into overload!
One cocktail is never enough and…
I think I’ve found my happy place.
Diners today I had my first, long overdue, visit to 50SixOne
I have driven past so many times and every time the line outside makes me not want to stop in. I also mistakenly thought that 50SixOne was a dessert place.
While yes, they are known for their desserts, they offer so much more!
My daughter and I found ourselves home alone today and on a whim she said “Come on, lets go to 50SixOne, my treat”
How could I possibly say no?
Being a Wednesday afternoon, I thought we’d have a pretty good chance of getting in without waiting too long. As it turned out, there was only one table available when we got there so lucky us!
It was absolute sensory overload. I didn’t know what to look at first!
The funky furnishings, exposed brick wall, decorative plants or my god, the shakes that were ready to be sent out.
How do they even make stuff like that????
And this was all before I’d even had a chance to look at the menu!
The atmosphere was bright and vibrant. There was music playing and lots of fun to be had. Every table was full and loads of lucky children and teenagers were whiling away an hour or two in this happening place.
When I did manage to pry my eyes away from the restaurant and indeed, the shakes that were going out, I noticed that the menu had breakfast and lunch options too.
It wasn’t just a dessert menu as I had previously thought. They had lots of things on offer from regular breakfast items to burgers and fries (not to mention cocktails!)
We decided to try a couple of their cocktails as neither of us had had these before..
The cocktail on the left is “Toblerone” Baileys, Kahlua, Crème De Cacao, Frangelico and Honey.
On the right was my pick, “Liquid Ecstasy” Baileys, Butterscotch Schnapps, Chocolate and Cream.
Both of them featured my weakness, Baileys.
My daughter and I watched them being made. Honestly I felt like a kid being let loose in a candy store and completely allowed myself this beautiful indulgence.
Our food was out not much later.
My daughter had ordered something she’d never had before.
As per the menu….
Red Velvet Cakes Our Insta-famous Red Velvet Pancakes layered with mascarpone cheese, topped with berry compote, ice cream and chocolate brownie soil.
I’ve got to say it looked massive when it came out!! Very impressive! I loved the deep red colour of the pancakes.
The pancakes themselves were not sweet and neither was the cream layered between them. This was just perfect as the berries were syrupy and quite sweet, as was the ice-cream.
For me, the best thing on that plate was the ice-cream. I’m assuming it’s made in house but I didn’t get the chance to ask anyone. It had such a beautiful full flavour and was just so creamy! I could have had a bowl of that on it’s own.
It was nice to let the pancake absorb some of the melted ice-cream and then eat it with a few berries. Just perfect!
I was tossing up between the Bircher Muesli and the Granola Wake me up. I decided to go for the Bircher! You can’t really go past “Fancy Schmancy” can you?
Fancy Schmancy Bircher Raise your pinkies and make the perfect start to your day with this bircher, paired with charred peaches and dash of orange blossom syrup.
I love Bircher Muesli and I love peaches. How could I go wrong with this?
I must admit, when I saw it I thought “Is that all?” However it soon proved to be very filling and I was glad it wasn’t any bigger than that!
While it wasn’t the best Bircher I’ve had, I did really enjoy a lot of things about this dish. I loved the freshness of the fruit. I felt the syrup was a little too sweet but luckily I have a fairly sweet tooth and managed to eat every last speck.
The peach had a lot of flavour and was still firm, but not so firm that I couldn’t cut it with my spoon.
Honestly, if you haven’t been to 50SixOne you’re really missing out!!
I need to go back to this place and try a burger or something else off the menu. I’m not sure what time of day is better to go as it seems to be fairly busy all the time but even so, it’s definitely an experience and dare I say it, worth the wait if you do happen to see a line.
They have an active Instagram account with beautiful pictures of their food that is not only delicious, but artistic. Follow them if you dare!
I’ll just leave you with a few more pictures of items they had on display.
Have you been to 50SixOne?
What did you think?
Let me know in the comments below!!
Till next we chow…