Micky’s Cafe, Paddington
It’s been a very long while since I’ve been here, years in fact. But never for dinner. The last time I recall eating here it was something along the lines of brunch in the courtyard.
Having taken advantage of all our Entertainment Book vouchers applicable in our immediate area, we are having to wander slightly further afield. On this particularly chilly night, we were after somewhere warm and welcoming, and for a Tuesday date night, this fit the bill perfectly.
Micky’s is buzzing and warm when we walk in, and we’re greeted by very smiley waitress. Our table is up the front facing Oxford Street, and is thoroughly wiped down for us as we sit down.
The menu at Micky’s is extensive and surprisingly, expensive. I’m not sure what Micky’s is aiming for with it’s prices for mains hovering up around the $20-$30 mark. Is it a cafe? Is it a restaurant? It’s menu also includes breakfast, cakes and snacks….Anyway, whatever it is, it’s fairly solid.
I order a cup of Rooibos tea, and my boyfriend settles on a white chocolate and raspberry thickshake. The shake is huge and creamy. I have a little taste, and it indeed super yummy. In fact so yummy, that it’s gone before our food arrives!
The loved one’s pizza looks good, though the topping looks somewhat sparse. Is that because we’re too used to piling the toppings on at home? Maybe, but towards the end of the pizza he notes that he “should have put salt on earlier as it’s much tastier that way!”
My lamb moussaka, is super rich and tasty and a solid slab. the white sauce is creamy and not lumpy or floury, and the mince rich with tomato. Only needed a touch of salt. The side salad, however. Errgh! I hate dressing on salads as a rule. I especially hate drowned salads. Even the Loved One noticed how the salad was glistening in it’s pool of oil and mustard seed dressing!
All in all, good solid food, nothing inspiring, bit pricey, but lovely service makes up for the boring food.