Union Dining

Union Dining
270-272 Swan Street
Vic 3121
+61 3 9428 2988
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The Angmoh and I have made it past yet another year. We celebrated with dinner at Union Dining, a handsome bistro on Swan Street in Richmond.


The Angmoh loves his shellfish and couldn’t go past oysters. It didn’t matter where they came from, Sydney Rocks or Tassie, they were fresh and plump and slid down a fair treat to start his night. I, on the other hand, had a vegetarian starter. It was beautiful with wonderful pickled mushrooms set against rich goats curd and a soft boiled egg. The tanginess of the mushrooms helped arouse the palate and appetite.

Oysters mignonette (per piece) $3.50

Mushrooms pickled and roasted, quinoa, herbs, whipped goats curd, soft egg $19

For his main, The Angmoh went predictable and had steak. It was cooked perfectly, with a lovely charred crust and juicy bloody meat in the middle. It had a buttery flavour which went well with the bitter radicchio and salty anchovies. I had the goulash, which was presented in the most unexpected manner: there were little tears of deep fried cheese, perfect to soak up the hearty tomato stew.

300g grain fed Victorian Black Angus scotch fillet, radicchio, Ortiz anchovy, red pepper hazelnut relish $39.50

Hopkins River beef blade Austrian goulash, quark cheese spaetzle dumplings, sour cream $36

French fries, smoked paprika salt $8

Dessert was a simple affair, with The Angmoh ordering his favourite: chocolate mousse. It was velvety smooth and intense with cocoa. My gelato, unfortunately, was a huge disappointment. The chocolate was alright, grainy in texture and nothing to shout about, but the pistachio tasted of essence and chemicals.

Pistachio and chocolate gelati $12
Chocolate pot de crème, spiced blood plum crème fraiche $14

Union Dining still serves up some delicious satisfying food, most enjoyed in its cosy ambience and friendly warmth from staff.

Oh, and check out what The Angmoh got me for our anniversary.



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