162 - 164 Commercial Road
03 9098 1155
Being a Gemini means you attract other Geminis as friends, then before you know it, everyone is having their birthday’s in June. One of my longest serving friends celebrated her birthday the other weekend with a group lunch at The Terrace Bistro Bar.
The Cullen has seen a trendy, modern dynamic brought to Commercial Road, Prahran. With the likes of Hu Tong and the Cullen accommodation suites next door, The Terrace has a certain style that boasts class and pretension.
We were pleased with the good weather and sat at a long table in the covered outdoor area with the gas heating warming our faces from above. Drinks were plentiful and I ordered the pesto spaghetti as a main, only to get strange looks from the waiter who either didn’t know it was on the menu or was confused as to why anyone would order spaghetti when everyone else was excited by the beef burger and club sandwich.
The pesto was moist with almonds and oiled bread crumbs providing a crunchy texture. The flavours were well blended and overall I liked the meal (despite finishing it too quickly and thinking it expensive). Other vegetarian items include pizza and salads.
The best thing about The Terrace is, surprisingly, the terrace, which lets you enjoy the sun that Melbourne only brings out so often.