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Ice Edge Cafe & Bar @ Downtown East

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?

Ice Edge Cafe & Bar @ Downtown East
You want one of the nest mushroom soups you’ll ever have? Come here then! This is the Japanese Shitake Mushroom Soup

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.

Ice Edge Cafe & Bar @ Downtown East
This is off the kids menu, can you believe it? Japanese Tori Karage
Ice Edge Cafe & Bar @ Downtown East
Holy crap, it’s Beef Ragu Fries. Check these puppies out – WOW

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!

Ice Edge Cafe & Bar @ Downtown East
My Mary gets stuck in to Lamb Rack with Roquefort Blue Cheese Sauce. More on this below

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!!!

Ice Edge Cafe & Bar @ Downtown East
I opt for the Grade 7 Wagyu on Sizzling Platter, AKA Saikoro Steak with Aglio Olio Spaghetti

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!

Ice Edge Cafe & Bar @ Downtown East
Ollie goes alternative with the Korean Wagyu Beef Kimchi Pizza

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!

Ice Edge Cafe & Bar @ Downtown East
Only on e photo of dessert is needed. The incredible Creme Brulee, and a dollop of Rock Melon Gelato

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.

OK, OK, doesn’t sound too bad right. But repeat and repeat every 30 seconds, and yep it becomes a tad bloody annoying. Ice Edge Cafe & Bar @ Downtown East management. Move your check-in desk away from where people are eating if you are going to continue the shouting exercise. It gets in the way of your really excellent food. It’s just so so bloody annoying. The kids and I even came up with a better solution. Get the girls to sing. The film Moana has a great song in it; “So what can I say except Hi Welcome, come and try our delicious food, there’s no need to pray it’s OK Hi welcome, I guess it’s our way of being us, Hi welcome, Hi welcome…” Etc. Much better. Come on you can do it, PLEASE! Or just stop the other technique. Apart from that, this place is truly a die die must try – ENJOY!!!

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