Another day, another Spreets deal. We are definitely suckers when it comes to any ‘coupon’ deal offering at times tremendous savings and when the deal is for a place on ‘The List’ all that remains is booking a table. The Danks Street Depot deal offered $78 of value for a mere $29, not something anyone should pass up.
Spreets deal – $29.00 for breakfast for two (normally $78.00)
- A platter of roasted corella pears, labneh, roasted walnuts and local honey
- Plus a choice of any egg dish, all made with Cornucopia Farm’s biodynamic eggs from the Hunter Valley
- Two eggs on toast – scrambled, poached or fried eggs, served on sourdough toast
- Poached eggs with hash – two eggs, served with herbed tomato, sourdough toast and bacon hash or silver beet hash
- Creamed eggs with truffle oil – two eggs cooked with cream and butter, served soft with chopped chives, truffle oil, roasted field mushrooms, herbed tomato and sourdough toast
- Slow-cooked broccoli and eggs – slow-cooked broccoli with chilli, garlic and white wine, served on scrambled eggs and sourdough toast, and topped with sheep’s milk feta and parsley
- Basil and goat’s cheese omelette – a rolled omelette, filled with fresh basil and Woodside’s goat’s chevre, served with sourdough
- Plus a $10 voucher towards an autographed copy of one of Danks Street Depot founder Jared Ingersoll’s cookbooks
A platter of roasted corella pears, labneh, roasted walnuts and local honey.
I don’t think this is a dish I would ever consider ordering, not because I dislike pears or any other element on the dish, just really because if I am out for breakfast bacon & eggs generally grab my attention. Pleasantly surprised is an understatement, I was really amazed how wonderful the pears were, warm and delicately soft the flesh was superb, walnuts roasted as they should be (not like my last attempt ending up in a charred mess), the labneh and mint combining to give a sour freshness. The only real problem was there seemed to be too little honey to go around.
Creamed eggs with truffle oil – two eggs cooked with cream and butter, served soft with chopped chives, truffle oil, roasted field mushrooms, herbed tomato and sourdough toast.
Truffles tend to catch me out every time; I just can’t seem to resist them. The instant the plate came to the table strong wafts of truffle filled the air. Knowing how crisp and chewy toasted sourdough can be I got right in and lathered the butter on and covered it with egg. Right away there was great dimension from the field mushroom and truffle oil, intense truffle flavour levelled out with smooth field mushroom flavour and texture. The herbed tomato had such a lovely fresh thyme taste to it, though it could have been hotter. After a few mouthfuls I found that the truffle started to be a little overpowering, that is until I discovered more creamy egg hiding under my toast which had a lot less truffle and a lot more butter, combining made for a well balanced dish.
Slow-cooked broccoli and eggs – slow-cooked broccoli with chilli, garlic and white wine, served on scrambled eggs and sourdough toast, and topped with sheep’s milk feta and parsley.
Lex’s eggs were served on top of the sourdough and the slow cooked broccoli rested on the eggs. The toast was easy to get through and it was a nice light tasting dish. The sheep’s milk feta was there to give a big flavour hit in contrast with the soft broccoli with faint hints of the chilli, garlic and white wine it was cooked in.
Lex and I didn’t own any Jared Ingersoll books and we were pleased when our waiter brought them to our table so we could have a bit of a browse and decide if we really should add them to our ever growing cook book library. Both ‘Sharing Plates’ and ‘Danks Street Depot’ made their way around our table and it became clear everyone wanted to buy at least one. We bought both for a total of $40 which is pretty impressive because there are a lot of recipes in both books I want to try out.
Overall the service was a bit lacking, a good example was Mr. O’s orange juice taking over 40 minutes to arrive even after a friendly reminder. Despite the lacklustre service and dreary weather outside it was quite a pleasant morning and we now just need to get back there for lunch or dinner to try out the Danks Bloody Mary and maybe even the Toasted Reuben Sandwich.
Danks Street Depot
1/2 Danks Street
Waterloo NSW 2017
(02) 9698 2201
Danks Street Depot Website