The Incinerator is an extremely family friendly cafe, with outdoor and indoor seating, which also sits above the art museum in Willoughby. I suggest if you want lunch, you get there between 11:30-12pm to ensure a table, they fill up quite quickly! There was a sense of unorganisation with tables and chairs being moved around, borrowing menus from other tables that really distracted from the eating experience.
This was the probably the best thing on the menu. I felt as if there could have been more a stronger Tim Tam taste, it was a bit too milky for my liking.
I am usually not a fan of the coffee beans from The Grounds as its too watery and not strong enough but the one i had was definitely the opposite. Thumbs up to the Barista!
Portion size was quite small on this pasta dish. The pasta itself was cooked well but had no flavour whatsoever and relied entirely on the salmon which was incredibly salty. The pasta was overly dressed with olive oil, even with a small mouthful my lips were coated thickly with oil. Ugh. Oh, there was an occasional chilli kick. Poor quality indeed.
Poached chicken was cooked well, soft and quite tender. But flavour wise, there was not much to it. They could have taken a bit more care in the preparation though. I personally didn’t want to eat a mint leaf the size of my hand and whole sprigs of parsley.
If I’m going to fork out $20 for burger and chips, I am hoping for some real ingredients. Not Smiths Crisps. CRISPS. Sure, it would appeal to the little ones and has a cute novelty factor, but I want my chips, fried, crunchy with a fluffy, steaming potato filling. The aioli was smooth and flavoursome, but everything else was there for only texture. The cabbage slaw was essentially non-existent, the pork, undercooked. The bun was soft though!
Unfortunately, the unimpressive main courses really diminished by appetite for sweets. Who knew that could happen? You’ll just have to let me know how they taste.
Service, mediocre. Food, poor. Drinks, decent.
Absolute shame. I heard such raving reviews about them too! Oh, I also did not appreciate the death glares I got from the staff when I was taking photos.
Til next time,