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Sweet potato and haloumi salad @thegrounds. Caramelised sweet potato, red kale, burnt onions, winter melon, fermented garlic, manuka honey and seeds. Interesting combo. Have never had winter melon in this way (usually just have it in Asian soups) and really liked the fried kale bits. The bowls remind me of the bowls for Korean cold noodles!! P.S. don't mind the garish green lighting and pair of Nikes in the back lol.

The Grounds Skillet Pie @thegrounds. Braised short ribs and beef cheeks in a rich gravy and puff pastry. For once, @geeeoh3 didn't get a burger 🙌 A really good pie, though better suited to a cold winter's day rather than the sweltering beach day we visited on.

Iced lemonade @thegrounds to get me through the wait for a table.

Obligatory 📷 of the rainbow roses @thegrounds.

Finally made it to the @thegrounds after so many years.

I've never been able to get a nice photo of this dish, but Hukuya's Californian rolls are super tasty! Good proportion of fish and avo in each piece.

Hot day, soba required!

It's been the longest time since I've visited Hukuya! What better way to celebrate than with a deluxe sashimi boat 😍😍😍😍

The Complete Picture @themissingpiecemq. Fried eggs, bacon rasher, grilled tomato, kipfler potatoes, smoked mushrooms, toasted sourdough. No frills; reminiscent of traditional brunches way before brunch became popular.

The Smashin' and smokin' @themissingpiecemq. Smashed avo served on toasted soy/linseed sourdough, topped with InHouse Smokehouse marinated wood-smoked salmon, lime and olive oil. Tasty enough but, as you can see, it was a tad sparse on the ingredients.

@themissingpiecemq's iced mochas come with malteasers and and coffee beans! The ice cream to drink ratio was 👌 This was @geeeoh3's drink; I may have stolen one too many sips 🙊🙊🙊

Loved my raspmelon tea from @themissingpiecemq. Still doing the fancy drinks after all this time! The best thing is that their fancy drinks are actually drinkable! The time of gimmicky (and not that tasty) drinks is over.