Dickie Fitz – Australia lands in Fitzrovia

Dickie Fitz

Honestly, it was the name that enticed me to book this restaurant for my bimonthly catch up with Ms Mitchell. Quickly followed by wanting to re-live through my tastebuds my trip down under some (ahem) 14 years ago! 

Dickie Fitz

Dickie Fitz brings all day dining to Fitzrovia via a Pacific inspired menu. Breakfast, lunch and dinner you can have it all here. Along with weekend bottomless brunches with a whole suckling Iberico pig if your heart desires.

Dickie Fitz

The restaurant is over two floors and is bright and airy with high ceilings, large windows, marble tabletops and vivid canary yellow chairs. Its offset nicely with Art Deco features and contemporary lighting. The decor definitely adds to the theme of the place and to the sunshine menu created by Sydney born chef Matt Robinson.

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Dinner was on the agenda for this visit. Decision making was non-existent for me, the menu is not very veggie friendly (note to chef), with only a couple of starters and one main course. A few more on the small plates and sides, but if it was small eats I was after I would have booked a tapas restaurant.

Sporting a sore throat that evening I opted for a soothing starter of wild garlic & nettle soup with goats curd (£6.50).

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As the vibrant green liquid was poured into my bowl I couldn’t wait to get stuck in. The delicate flavour of the wild garlic was a perfect contrast against the tangy goats curd. If I wasn’t sat in a restaurant, I would have licked my bowl clean.

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The lobster and prawn gyozas were hoovered up in super quick time too.

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My main of baked eggplant, tofu, edamame and miso (£14.50) was stunning to look at and eat. The melt in your mouth baby aubergine was succulent and sweet, and cleverly set against crunchy beansprouts and succulent edamame. And those Asian flavours coming through the miso sauce sparked the whole dish into life.

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It was accompanied by the most delicious Jersery Royals, slathered in a mint paste and topped with roasted macadamias (£4). I’ll be trying the macadamia trick at home!

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Ms Mitchell described her main as the prettiest lamb leg and belly she had ever seen. It was served with tabbouleh, pea and yuzu. Apart from a slight stringyness to the lamb it was full of flavour and freshness.

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And of course there were fries (£4). Minus the chicken salt, so that I could tuck in too. I mean what’s with the chicken salt?

It was all washed down with a half bottle of Viognier (£18). Australian of course.

Finally it was time for dessert, as we had our eyes on the cocktails we decided to share one of Mrs Robinson’s Lamingtons (£1 each)

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A typical Antipodean dessert the fluffy chocolate sponge covered in coconut and ginger rounded the meal off nicely.

Our evening ended with a final perusal of the drinks menu.

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Packed full of Aussie names like ‘U beaut’ and ‘Choice Bro’, there was no contest really. The Tim Tam martini (vodka, espresso, kahula & honey syrup) and the Caramello Koala (Amaretto, Kahlua, Butterscotch Schnapps & Baileys) won hands down. Although strangely the waiter kept trying to change our cocktail decision so much so that I started worrying they had run out of Tim Tams!

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And I think I pull off a Tim Tam moustache rather well…

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I throughly enjoyed my time at this bright and friendly Australian new kid on block.

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It’s a shame their menu doesn’t offer more for vegetarians, as if I was to go back again I’d be eating exactly the same. Missing a trick there Dickie Fitz!

Have you ever been to a restaurant that transports you back to a favourite holiday? Let me know in the comments box below.

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Dickie Fitz | 48 Newman Street | London |W1T 1QQ

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12 Comments

  1. 12th June 2016 / 6:36 pm

    I love that you’d have licked the bowl clean if you could. It looks simply sensational here x

    • Sima Sthanakiya
      13th June 2016 / 9:52 pm

      Just me being my greedy self!

  2. 12th June 2016 / 6:47 pm

    That restaurant looks absolutely beautiful :). The prices are a little our of our price range though. The wild garlic and nettle soup look interesting though x

    • Sima Sthanakiya
      13th June 2016 / 9:47 pm

      It’s s great place and the soup was super tasty. Who knew nettles could taste so good!

  3. Kyla Matton Osborne
    12th June 2016 / 8:22 pm

    I’m almost wanting to buy a plane ticket, just from looking at the pics and reading your descriptions! I have to agree with Viki about the prices, but I agree the wild garlic and nettle soup is intriguing. And all the dishes were presented beautifully! As an avowed omnivore, I’m now curious as to what was on the menu for meat-eaters, besides lamb!

    • Sima Sthanakiya
      13th June 2016 / 9:46 pm

      LOL Kyla, check out the website for rest of the menu. If you ever find yourself in London you’ll have to search the place out.

  4. 13th June 2016 / 7:29 am

    The name of the restaurant and the place itself looks very interesting… I like the necklace you are wearing too! 🙂

    • Sima Sthanakiya
      13th June 2016 / 9:44 pm

      It’s a lovely place. The necklace is from a online shop called magpieontherun x

  5. 13th June 2016 / 8:01 am

    Oooo the food looks yum and I’m totally sold on the lobster and prawn gyozas! Such a shame there isn’t more options for vegetarians….hopefully they will realise this soon. Love your photo of the wild garlic and nettle soup – excellent shot! xx

    • Sima Sthanakiya
      13th June 2016 / 9:42 pm

      Ahh thanks Maggie, the soup was bloody tasty too. You need to go check it out x

  6. 13th June 2016 / 6:06 pm

    the place looks chic. I lived in Sydney for a couple years and love the food scene there. The time tam martinis had me.

    • Sima Sthanakiya
      13th June 2016 / 9:39 pm

      They had me too. Delicious to boot. You’d love this place.

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