Sezar Restaurant

Sezar restaurant - Melbourne

Sezar restaurant – Melbourne

Sezar is a modern-style Armenian restaurant hidden down a Melbourne lane-way. They take the traditional flavours and techniques of Armenian cuisine and create delicious contemporary dishes that are great for sharing.

Sezar restaurant - Sezar express - Raspberry cocktail

Sezar restaurant – Sezar express – Raspberry cocktail

 

We had these delicious cocktails that went down a treat. The sezar express, they had gin, raspberry puree, fresh lime and freeze-dried berries sprinkled on top. Deelicious!

Sezar restaurant - Oysters w compressed apple & anise

Sezar restaurant – Oysters w compressed apple & anise

The oysters were a perfect starter, the compressed apple and anise liven your palette but in a subtle way so the fresh oyster taste is not lost.

Sezar restaurant - Air-dried beef and quail egg on toasted brioche

Sezar restaurant – Air-dried beef and quail egg on toasted brioche

The bastourma (air dried beef) & egg was so yum I could have eaten a whole plate to myself. They were mini rounds of toasted buttery brioche w garlic jam. Then there was a fried quail egg (sunny side up) and a rolled piece of air-dried beef (mmm salty). The oozing yolk was creamy and rich and decadent.

Sezar restaurant - Spinach and feta boreg w Aleppo mayo

Sezar restaurant – Spinach and feta boreg w Aleppo mayo

The spinach & feta boreg are a good veg option. They were like little spring rolls filled with spinach and feta, served with Aleppo mayo (spicy capsicum mayo).

Sezar restaurant - Chicken wings w pomegranate glaze

Sezar restaurant – Chicken wings w pomegranate glaze

The twice-cooked chicken wings were a hit. They had a sweet sticky pomegranate glaze with some scattered pomegranate seeds about the plate with crushed pistachios and fresh coriander sprinkled on top. Chicken wings are always a crowd pleaser.

Sezar restaurant - Spanner crab manti (Armenian dumplings)

Sezar restaurant – Spanner crab manti (Armenian dumplings)

The spanner crab manti were these Armenian dumplings covered with a creamy sumac yoghurt & chilli oil. They were very creamy and the crab flavour was prominent.

Sezar restaurant - Cured ocean trout w apple and fennel salad

Sezar restaurant – Cured ocean trout w apple and fennel salad

The cured ocean trout was divine, it was thinly sliced and melted in your mouth. The apple & fennel salad complemented the oily trout and the crème fraiche & roe added richness to the meal. This dish was really lovely.

Sezar restaurant - Grain salad w labne

Sezar restaurant – Grain salad w labne

The grain salad had a combination of grains with toasted pumpkin seeds, almonds, and sour cherries. It had a creamy labne to bring it all together.

Sezar restaurant - Kataifi wrapped braised lamb w sesame mayo

Sezar restaurant – Kataifi wrapped braised lamb w sesame mayo

The kataifi wrapped braised lamb was delicious. The fried kataifi had crispy wispy bits that were awesome with the soft braised lamb neck centre. The spots of sesame mayo went perfectly with this dish. Yumness!

Sezar restaurant - BBQ wagyu w garlic yoghurt and lavash

Sezar restaurant – BBQ wagyu w garlic yoghurt and lavash

The BBQ wagyu beef tenderloin was rare and pink in the middle. It was marinated in aromatic spices and was so so tender. It went so well with the garlic yoghurt & lavash a soft Armenian flatbread.

Sezar restaurant - BBQ king brown mushrooms w Isreali cous cous

Sezar restaurant – BBQ king brown mushrooms w Isreali cous cous

The BBQ king browns mushrooms were really tasty and they were paired with toasted Israeli cous cous, sujuk & sweet potato puree. It had a nice earthy flavour.

Sezar restaurant - Almond milk panna cotta w slow-cooked pear and honeycomb

Sezar restaurant – Almond milk panna cotta w slow-cooked pear and honeycomb

The almond milk panna cotta was a beautiful texture and was a nice subtle flavour to go with the slow cooked pear and honeycomb. It was topped with toasted almonds & persian fairy floss. Very pretty.

Sezar restaurant - Vanilla parfait rolled in pistachio and sugar syrup

Sezar restaurant – Vanilla parfait rolled in pistachio and sugar syrup

The vanilla parfait was rolled in nuts and drizzled with sweet rosewater syrup. It was nice. Then there were pistachio cakes, which were really moist (like a syrup cake) and had a strong pistachio flavour.

Sezar restaurant - Chocolate Marquis w cherry sorbet

Sezar restaurant – Chocolate Marquis w cherry sorbet

The chocolate Marquis was like a rich and dense chocolate mousse with chocolate crumb. The sour cherry sorbet had a really subtle cherry flavour.

Sezar restaurant - New style baklava

Sezar restaurant – New style baklava

The new style baklava was an ice-cream sandwich twist on the traditional middle-eastern sweet baklava. It was my fave dessert. Quenelles of walnut toffee ice-cream between two layers of filo pastry drizzled with a salted caramel sauce with crushed nuts on top. It had all the flavours of baklava but in different form, very clever.

Sezar restaurant creates contemporary style dishes but has maintained the flavours and the essence of traditional Armenian cuisine. A great place to down some tasty cocktails and share some fabulous food.

I heart Sezar restaurant!

Olives x

Sezar Restaurant
Address: 6 Melbourne Place, Melbourne VIC 3000
Website: http://sezar.com.au/
Phone: 03 9663 9882
Trading Hours: Mon-Thur: 12.30-3pm (lunch), 5.30pm-10.30 (dinner)
Fri:12.30-3pm (lunch), 5.30pm-11.30 (dinner), Sat: 5.30-11.30pm, Closed Sunday.

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Note: Olive Sundays was invited as a guest to Sezar restaurant.

 

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