Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Follow the Leader

The Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Costume Exhibition is on at the moment at the historic Rippon Lea estate in Elsternwick, so I thought I would take my Mum to see it as she is a huge fan of twenties fashion. Prior to visiting the exhibition, we thought we would have lunch somewhere at the Ripponlea shops. We came upon Follow the Leader and studied the menu in the window. It looked tempting so we decided to give it a go.

We sat inside but you can also sit in the courtyard. We started with some coffees. The coffee at Follow the Leader is St. Ali so I had high expectations. My latte ($3.50) was creamy but had that yucky burnt taste which makes it quite unpleasant to drink. I felt like having a burger today and considered having the ‘Flathead Burger: rocket, house made thousand island sauce and Challah bun’ ($12.00). However, I opted for the ‘F.T.L. Burger: pure Angus beef patty, tomato, lettuce, cheese, tomato chutney, sesame aioli, pickle with chips’ ($15.00). This was a delightful burger! The patty was nice and thin (I hate it when burgers are like a fat, dry rissole...) and sandwiched between two slices of cheese. It had a lovely bun and was one of the best burgers I have had for some time. The chips and sesame aioli were also great.

F.T.L. Burger
Mum decided to have the ‘B’fast Burger: fried egg, bacon, cheese, avocado, chutney, aioli, spinach’ ($14.00). This was another well executed dish. She thought it was brilliant and would definitely order it again.
B'fast Burger
Whilst the service at Follow the leader was extremely efficient, it did lack warmth. They did refill our glasses of water a lot which is great, but a smile would be even better... So, if you are looking for some wonderful food and don’t drink coffee, try Follow the Leader in Ripponlea...

Address: 65 Glen Eira Rd, Ripponlea, VIC

Phone: 03 9530 0415

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