Bitton – Erskineville

1 May

Weekend number two in our new surroundings and we have Bitton on our radar.
Word of mouth has drawn us to this place and driving past numerous times in the past few weeks has kept us curious.

Bitton inside

Bitton in French doesn’t mean a single thing. To me it sounds like a French word. Perhaps something to do with the act of eating or biting? Nope, neither. My French co-worker has set me straight and assured me that it is not a French word. Perhaps it’s a surname? Yes it’s the surname of the owner David Bitton.

As we approached Bitton we could see the place was popular. There was an eclectic mixture of patrons inside and out. From young families with kids running around the place with toy trucks, to multiple tables of couples and even the start of a hens party beside us.

People were chatty inside, I was unable to tell if music was coming through the speakers due to the poor acoustics. The atmosphere was still very comfortable.

After a short wait at the door we eventually managed to make eye contact with someone and settled into our own table of two. Our waitress was promptly over with menus and asked if we wanted something to drink.

To be honest the menu did look very exciting. When you spot something on a menu that is different from the norm I think you should try it. That’s exactly what we did.

OmletteI opted for the Three Egg Omelette with Roasted Capsicum and Chilli Garlic Masala

In summary, this was amazing! Presentation was impressive and the flavour combinations in this meal were outstanding. The omelette itself was not a greasy sloppy mess that you receive in some places but cooked to perfection. There were hints of curry and spices within the omelette itself which is certainly a different twist. The omelette was folded in half over some deliciously soft potato chunks. To compliment the flavours and textures the Chilli Garlic Masala just sent this dish into a completely different place. That place put a smile on my face. I’ll give this an 8 out 10

Breakfast saladJo went for the Breakfast Salad of Rocket, Tomato, Haloumi,Bacon, Poached Eggs and Sherry Vinegar Dressing.

The quality of ingredients will make or break any salad. Bitton use quality ingredients. A decent sized flavoursome healthy breakfast option

Jo was quietly content with this dish. 7 out of 10.

In a nutshell..

Pros

  • The food was brilliant and lived up to the good reputation this place has. The quality of ingredients used in the dishes made all of the difference to the final result. Some very original, exciting menu options as well.
  • The cost of the meal was reasonable.
  • Very clean facilities and kitchen which is reassuring.
  • There was even an area set aside out the back for toddlers to play with their toys, discuss the latest issues on dealing with sand getting caught in their runny noses while they sip away on their babycinos.

Cons
The service could have been better. Jo had to ask three times for her tea before it finally came which was when we had actually finished eating our meal. Staff looked very flustered and stressed at times. This makes patrons uneasy, rather like a dog chasing its tail. However It was very good to see who I think was the owner manning the till when I went up to pay.

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2 Responses to “Bitton – Erskineville”

  1. Spence7zero May 3, 2012 at 10:54 am #

    Great piece. I have driven passed this place a number of times but never quite got around to trying it out, but certainly will now!

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