Flinderz – Hillarys

IMG_7859 Flinderz on Urbanspoon If you’re wondering where Flinderz is – it’s right in the heart of ocean side suburb Hillarys on the leafy flinders Ave (not at the boat harbour). The casual café/restaurant has been open less than a year and it’s still shiny and new. By day it’s a chilled spot for brunch and lunch. By night, it’s time for something a bit special – especially on oysters and bubbles night (Thurs).

I like to be as transparent as possible to my loyal foodies – so I’m going to say straight up – Flinderz is where Chef used to be Head Chef (2014/2015). I’ve been in to eat a couple of times, so I’ll give you my pick of brunch AND dinner. Quinoa granola Banana panna cotta, honeycomb, blueberries, honeyed Jersey milk. Pulled pork benedict Braised pork shoulder with garlic spinach, poached eggs and harissa hollandaiseIMG_5203a The vanilla pancakes with deep fried ice cream are to die for!Banoffee Pancakes 131214 Margaret River Beef fillet with homemade Potato Gnocchi, Wild mushrooms and cheese fondue. The fillet is sous vide, so oh so tender. Love this dish. New Imagem Slow cooked Pork Belly, Baked Spinach Polenta, Asparagus, Candied Walnuts and a chilli Caramel Drizzle – and my favourite bit – the crackling! IMG_8020 and THAT Chocolate mousse with salted caramelNew Image1 Flinderz has a great alfresco area, perfect for dining on a sunny day. Before Chef started at Flinderz I’d never heard of it (which surprized me!) It’s truly a hidden gem.

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