|Fish and flaxseed ball at Pawn and Co|
It’s a fun idea for a bar and I am sure they will make some good money from slightly worse for wear people deciding they must buy the stuffed albino kangaroo. It would be a bit of a shock when you wake up in the morning.
|Everything at Pawn and Co has a price tag – even the waitress’ leather pants were for sale (seriously)|
The bar staff at Pawn and Co know their stuff and all the cocktails I tried were brilliant. For gin lovers go for The Pink Fox which is made with Beefeater gin and amaretto liqueur and given some kick with lemon and fresh passionfruit. Meat-and-Three-Veg’s favourite was the Scotch, Pimms and ginger beer combination. It was a little bit Boardwalk Empireish. Best of all the bar is licensed until 7am which is seriously dangerous.
|Trays of beef bacon cheeseburgers ready to go at the launch|
The bar food is predominantly sliders and while these mini meatballs and burgers go some way to soaking up the booze you would have to eat quite a lot of them to fill up. The best were the classic beef bacon cheeseburgers ($5.50) which came with cheese, pickles and a spicy pulled pork tomato sauce on a roll. These were very moreish and the perfect late night snack. But the fish and flaxseed ball ($5.50) was dry and almost inedible despite a slick of pesto sauce on top and the quinoa, roasted eggplant and soy slider ($5.50) crumbled apart so it was difficult to eat.
|Cocktails with a price tag at Pawn and Co and looking from the outside in|
Focus on the booze not the food at Pawn and Co and you’ll have a great night (or early morning). You might even come home with a stuffed kangaroo.
Gourmet Chick was invited to review Pawn and Co.
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Details: Pawn and Co, 8/402 Chapel St, South Yarra VIC 3141 (Ph 03 9827 0608) Open Thurs – Sun 7pm-7am.
Damage: Reasonable but on this occasion I did not pay.