Soho Gardens is a gorgeous, greenery filled eatery and bar in Fairfield open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks.
Located in the recently renovated Fairfield Gardens shopping centre, Soho Gardens is loosely inspired by the eclectic streets of Soho in London. The stunning fit-out features terrazzo flooring and high ceilings with an industrial rustic vibe, including a recycled timber bar.
Breakfast, on offer from 7 to 2, includes acai bowls and bircher muesli with seasonal fruit, French toast with vanilla mascarpone and strawberry buttermilk ricotta hotcakes, breaky burgers with bacon, fried egg, spinach and halloumi and Soho Bennys served on English muffins with poached eggs, spiced hollandaise sauce and your choice of BBQ pulled pork, Queensland prawns or mushroom and halloumi.
Lunch and dinner, served from noon onwards, range from wholesome salads to small share plates of seared beef carpaccio, duck spring rolls, caramelised turmeric prawns, Szechuan calamari, mushroom arancini and more.
More substantial offerings include chicken burgers, open steak sandwiches, baked pumpkin gnocchi, seafood paella, and ale battered cod served with crunchy chips and mushy peas. From the grill, there are Cape Grim grass-fed steaks, lamb cutlets, BBQ beef short ribs and herbed spatchcock.
Fully-licensed, the bar boasts 10 brews on tap along with bottled beer, premium spirits and top-notch Australian and international wines. The extensive cocktail list consists of Soho classics like Tommy’s Margarita, Pineapple Mojito and Aperol Spritz, as well as 5 different G&Ts plus delicious concoctions such as Bombay Chai – fresh Fonzie Abbott espresso, Kahlua, Bombay gin and chai.
Besides boozy beverages, there’s locally-roasted Fonzie Abbott coffee, tea, cold-press juices, frappes, smoothies, milkshakes and house-made lassi, a traditional Indian drink of yoghurt, milk, cherries and cardamom.
By Deb Lidster
180 Fairfield Rd