Duchess of Spotswood
87 Hudsons Rd
Caught up with a good friend, and wanted to try something new but still brunchy. Though we weren’t too sure of the location of DOS we decided to venture off towards the west to find out. It’s actually really easy to get to, take the Werribee/Williamstown train and it’s about a 15 minute train-ride to Spotswood station. From there, it’s a two minute walk up the main road! Simple.
We opted to sit in the courtyard as it was a beautiful sunny Melbourne afternoon, and sat under some trees that provided good shade (I was starting to burn up from the morning!).
Started off with some drinks, I opted for the fresh lemonade with mint while my friend got the pineapple and mint. I have now got a new thing for lemonade with fresh mint - best combination ever even though I’m not a great fan of mint.
For mains, I got the Slow roasted pork shoulder sandwich with apple and cabbage. For a sandwich, it was absolutely amazing! The bread was perfect, fresh and soft with a slight bite to the crust; the pork had the best flavours running through it and was not dry one single bit. The apple and cabbage accompaniment were also amazing though maybe a bit too much mayonnaise for my liking (but I’m not much of a sauce person, mind you).
My friend opted for the Fish of the day with hand cut chips and salad. On first impressions, it looked amazing - and tasted that too. The batter on the fish was light and not too oily whilst still providing a nice crunch. The chips were a slight let-down after the fish but still nice in their own right. The salad (also with the sandwich) was a perfect mix of unusual greens with a slight acidic dressing.
Their menu changes frequently so jump in quick in case these two are gone. Would definitely venture off into the west again to eat more of their new menu items!