Ice Edge Cafe & Bar @ Downtown East
What a nice surprise find this was. An afternoon with the kids at Wild Wild Wet caused major hunger. Could we wait until we get home? Quick let’s get a taxi. As we traveled up the escalator Ollie spotted a sign. This is worth a look we thought! And so glad we did. What a cracking restaurant. A nugget at Downtown East. Here comes Ice Edge Cafe & Bar @ Downtown East.
This place was founded in 2009, and was originally focused at ‘artisan‘ gelato. They made their own recipes for it, and used only quality ingredients. I had some for dessert and I totally accept the difference to standard ice cream. Their gelato has a serious WOW factor to it. Ice Edge Cafe & Bar @ Downtown East has now blossomed in to a fusion and traditional recipe restaurant, come sports bar. They openly state that they research to ensure a complete and awesome experience. I like that!!!
They are a mix of West meets Japan and Korea. It was just an incredible menu on first glance. That’s all good, but what did we eat?
Seriously what an amazing soup. So so flavourful, and creamy at the same time. It’s a belter. First dish served too. I think we’re on to a winner coming to this joint if this is the first up. A bloody good start Ice Edge Cafe & Bar @ Downtown East.
Slow braised Wagyu Beef Ragu on chips. You have to be kidding me. But seriously WOW food. So so good. Also a sneaky little sauce in there too. Holy cow – beer food on steroids. I’d come here to watch The Mighty Chelsea and have a beer with these any day of the week. Yummo!
Mary gets stuck in to the lamb rack with Roquefort blue cheese sauce. Would you have ever thought the two would be good bed companions? These guys have mastered the Kama Sutra, believe me. This is a MUST try dish. It is simply superb. The flavour match is bonkers. EAT IT!!!
OK I am going to be honest here. I think ChillaxBBQ steak is way way better. It was nice, just saying like, I think ours is way better when we do our BBQ’s. More seasoning fellas. The sauce was bonkers good though. Sort of soy, honey, teriyaki, version of a French Onion soup. Absolute classic sauce. Loved it so much. And the Aglio Olio Spaghetti was plain and simply superb. Absolutely stellar!
This was fusion on steroids believe me. Wagyu beef strips. Kimchi. Pickles. Some Japanese mayonnaise come Thousand Island Dressing sauce to boot. It was seriously a bonkers combination, but man oh man does it work together. An absolutely cracking pizza Ice Edge Cafe & Bar @ Downtown East. Bring on another one. Loved it!
And finished off this rather superb meal with one of the up there best Creme Brulee’s, with rock melon gelato. Holy shit so so good. Baby Jude even got stuck in to this, using bacon crisps to scoop up the gelato. Hmmmm, Baby Jude you have given me an idea. Bacon and melon, oh yes! Seriously though this is one hell of a dessert. It’s a cracker!!!
If you are anywhere near Downtown East, this place is a must must visit. Ice Edge Cafe & Bar @ Downtown East is plating up incredible food. It’s well worth a trip, believe me. One complaint though! It’s sort of on a corner, so two ways to sort of meander past it. The owners have clearly incentivised the staff to encourage footfall. So anytime a person, persons walks in any direction near to this place you get a SHOUT of; “HI WELCOME!”, and then a sprint with a menu to show off their wares to a potential new customer.