273 Hawthorn Road Caufield North 3161 Victoria Australia 04 3140 6580 https://www.facebook.com/TuckShopTakeAway?fref=ts https://twitter.com/tuckshop_melb
Heston Blumenthal’s Apprentice On The Rise
This joint is operated by a husband-and-wife team, Clinton and Karina Serex. Clinton has worked for Ripponlea’s Attica and Vude de Monde. Karina spent some time at Fat Duck, UK under the guidance of Heston Blumenthal. With the combined experience on this duo, they should be able to cook up a storm.
The Tuck Shop Take Away is a small cornershop located at the corner of Hawthorn Road and Glen Eira Road. I think the shop can only fit 10-12 diners the most. Anyway, most customers just do take aways, as suggested by the name of the joint.
I did a takeaway order of the following:
- Minor burger and cuts
- Jaffles (pulled pork)
- Junior shakes (salted caramel)
- Junior shakes (redskin – raspberry-flavoured chewy confections manufactured in Australia by Nestlé under their Willy Wonka brand.)
The burger patties are made fresh in the shop. The main ingredient, mince meat (from 3 different cuts) are delivered daily in the morning. The burger is quite good and of good quality but I won’t say it is the best. There’s so many burger joints in Melbourne now and the competition is starting to get stiff.
The chips are really good. Super crispy on the outside and soft real potato on the inside.
Good small eat for breakie. A jaffle is simply two slices of bread stuffed with fillings and sealed at the edges. The Jaffles contain a nice portion of pulled pork – tender and tasty. The sauce is sweet – apple and fennel chutney). I love it but it will not be sufficient if you need a big breakie.
I was told that all the shakes have similar sweetness level. The 2 that I ordered tasted nice, not too sweet or too thick. To summarise, it felt refreshing and interesting flavours to my taste bud. Heard their Nutella shake is a hit … will try that next time.
I would recommend giving this place a try if you have not done so already.Rating: Food: 7/10 Service: 7/10 Ambience: 6/10 Value: 6/10 1 – 2 : Avoid at all cost | 3 – 4 : Bad | 5 – 6 : Average | 7 – 8 : Good | 9 – 10 : Excellent