American style slow cooked, smokey meat has become the ‘next big thing’ in Melbourne, resulting in many restaurants opening their doors for this style of cooking. Fancy Hank’s is no exception.
Who doesn’t love Asian food? Who doesn’t love having access to all types of Asian food under the one roof? However this type of cuisine can be worrying, as ‘Asian cuisine’ is so diverse; each cuisine has particular techniques, flavours and ingredients. Can one kitchen perfect them all?
Stray Neighbour's appeal is that it brings some sophistication to the part of Plenty Road that feels a bit neglected. The feel here is classic 'northern hipster'. The decor and vibe on entry to Stray Neighbour appears to promise the perfect mix of sophisticated but simple local fare. Unfortunately the experience did not live up to the promise or the price.