Republic of Moreland

June 9, 2008

Tapas ticket

Filed under: Uncategorized — Faithh @ 8:00 pm

I was going to try and write something pithy and contructive around this point but it’s obviously beyond me so I’ll just get to the point. Has anyone else seen the prices of the tapas at A Minor Place?

Don’t get me wrong, I love the Place and have been known to waste hours a day there and was pleased-as-punch when they announced they would be opening evenings for wine and tapas. My husband and my addiction to wine and tapas meant our son spent much of his first year parked on a terrace in successive north-western spanish towns while we indulged in broadening his cultural education. But jeetjes, even we can’t come at these prices! Well we did once, just to be fair, but NEVER again. Shame, it was all looking so promising.

And since I’m being trivial and petty, someone obviously forgot to tell Clem Bastow at The Age that the expression is “very new Brunswick”, not “very Brunswick”. Or maybe he is creating his own sub-category? Whatever, interesting though that he felt the need to explain the use of the term.



  1. I’m a big fan of the Place too, Faith, except on weekends.

    How much is the tapas?

    Comment by Girl on The Avenue — June 9, 2008 @ 8:02 pm | Reply

  2. let me see, ………….. twelve dollars for three croquettes? Extremely nice delicious gourmet crocquettes but still! Each is the size of a dim dim. Since the idea of tapas is to munch away on lots of small things it very quickly becomes expensive. We had the three crocquettes, one warmed piece of sourdough bread with oil and Dukkah (six or seven dollars I think) and a small salad on a saucer-sized plate, (another ten dollars), two drinks each and a portuguese tart and were already over the sixty dollar mark.

    Even in the center of Barcelona or Madrid tapas is still often 1 euro per piece (unless you’re in some tourist trap). I don’t expect A Minor Place to be cheap, the food was delicious and I’d be happy to pay for their ‘brand’ of ambience, (very new brunswick 😉 )but it was just a bit too steep for even that.

    Comment by faith — June 10, 2008 @ 11:19 am | Reply

  3. We had a great dinner here as a group of 4 back in May before things started to kick off. Food was authentic (Spanish tapas) and the overall meal came out pretty cheap, about $25 per head. I suppose if was comparing with places like Anada in Fitzroy and Movida. But a return visit in June with a group of 8 on a Friday night was disappointing. The focus on real tapas had shifted to international grab bag of small plates and the service was struggling as the places was full.

    Will give it another chance for 3rd time lucky, maybe on a Sat night, to see if they can capture the magic they had the first time we went.

    BTW – Clem Bastow is a woman ; )

    Comment by yumcharocks — July 21, 2008 @ 11:25 am | Reply

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