Number 10 is the new kid on the block in the Woden Departmental District and clearly very popular for pre-Christmas catch ups. It’s taken over from Smoque at the bottom of the Abode Hotel on Bowes Street.
It offers three great $15 lunch specials and I particularly like the look of the salad and the steak.
In + Out Lunch $15
Skirt Steak – Chargrilled skirt steak with Café de Paris butter and fries
Fish + Chips- Beer battered fish and chips with No. 10 remoulade sauce and a cucumber and fennel slaw
Roast Pumpkin Salad – Salad of roast pumpkin, roast sweet potato, cos lettuce, pine nuts and fetta
However, on my first visit we were road testing the two salads listed under the small plates.
My Beet Salad was excellent! A perfect amount and full of tasty, well balanced flavored and textures. A great light lunch but some may want to order a side of bread.
Beet Salad – Pickled beetroots with goats curd, candied and pickled walnuts, radish, celery hearts, honey vinaigrette $17 ($24 main size)
My dining partner tried the Calamari Salad – also a good choice.
Calamari – Flashed fried squid with citrus salt, caramelised pineapple, coriander, cucumber, mint and orange syrup $18
Also, very popular for lunch is the Chicken and Waffles – Buttermilk & Bourbon fried chicken with waffles, maple aioli, cress and lemon $21.
But I do think I’d have to have the Beet Salad again next time I’m back, it was so very good!