Follow the north (Fitzroy) star…

Posted by on Aug 24, 2011 in Bars, Dining, Vegetarian | 1 comment

Follow the north (Fitzroy) star…

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*don’t forget to enter the La Clinica giveaway here*

You may recall a few weeks ago that on Census night I introduced you to my “local” (insert disclaimer – this pub, the North Fitzroy Star, is not particularly local but so much do I wish it was that’s what Dino, Bean and I have dubbed it) but was more chatty about the census than the wonders of this little pub.

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Any pub that comes complete with hundreds of the orange backs (the orange and cream penguin paperbacks) and boardgames is automatically a bit of a winner in my book. This place adds to it’s head start with a multitude of rooms and doorways and chintzy wall paper and chairs that make you feel you have entered some middle place between here and somewhere a little more fantastic (in the original sense of the word).

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On Sunday when a group of us caught up to celebrate Dees birthday I was thrilled that this was the chosen venue. As we were a decent sized group we sat in the conservatory style room at the back that was flooded with sunshine and with a door propped open into their small but lovely courtyard allowing a soft breeze entrance it was a marvelous place to spend a cosy Sunday afternoon.

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I may have mentioned in my last post on this colorful pub that we generally end up grabbing share plates rather than their main meals – this time the group settled into the full menu with glee. I ordered the pasta (sans meat) and it was tasty with juicy lightly roasted/pan fried cherry tomatoes and others ordered the fish dishes or pork belly. General feedback from all was delicious!
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Some of the gang also ordered desserts from the yummy selection (puddings, ice creams, tasting plates) but so full of pasta was I that I settled with a restorative cup of peppermint tea (nanna in disguise – and yes I sing this in my head with the theme song from transformers “robots in disguise”).

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Oops – I nearly for got to mention our lovely blend of cocktails (Pimms in the pic at the rear) and mocktails/drinks for the driver (berry mocktail at the front). Normally when I come here I order wine but given it was the middle of the day and I still wanted to head to the park and do my grocery round up I went with a mocktail. It was delicious, packed with fruit and sort of a blend of sweet berry and tart lime. I will happily order this again!

This pub easily continues to justify it’s honorary “my local” title.

PS- there is plenty of parking and places to secure bikes nearby; just make sure you check for the permit signs.

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One Comment

  1. Shhh… it was supposed to be our secret local… :-) now everyone will know what an awesome place this pub is and we won’t be able to fit into our usual nook in the back!!!

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