118 Church Street, Brighton
03 9553 8344
White Rabbit is right in the thick of Brighton’s busy Church Street shopping precinct. It’s on the sunnier side of the strip but unfortunately it’s situated right next to Middle Brighton train station.
Although I don’t typically like my poached eggs with a side of screeching trains, locals happily flock to White Rabbit to enjoy their extensive breakfast, lunch and dinner menu.
Having eaten at White Rabbit previously for dinner, if I recall correctly our evening meals were fantastic and the soft lit interior was cosy and inviting. Wanting to visit again for breakfast, my mum and I returned on a busy Sunday morning following a walk along the beautiful Brighton beach.
After reading an article on Melbourne’s smashed avocado craze I had a hankering so I ordered the boring but classic breakfast bruschetta. The mushed avocado and tomato salsa (which needed a little more seasoning) came with a balsamic reduction, two well-cooked poached eggs and some ciabatta bread. Plating was pretty but overall this dish was safe and satisfactory.
Mum ordered the ‘Melbourne staples’ breakfast that comprised of eggs Benedict, lovely and salty honey leg ham, wilted spinach and a generous ooze of creamy white wine vinegar hollandaise. I had food envy. (see main pic)
With a lunch menu that offers the much-loved New York Reuben club sandwich, I want to go back and sample more. Pork belly, seafood, pasta, goats cheese soufflé, steak salad, roasted apple pikelets with custard ice cream… The menu is slightly Italian and contemporary Australian, nevertheless most dishes are classic and cleverly interpreted. Check it out.