Queen of the South
201 High St Prahran, VIC 3181
Prahran has just scored itself a new and exciting Mexican restaurant, with a beautiful, spacious interior perfect for groups and events, and a share-style menu that delivers a fresh take on traditional Mexican cuisine.
There’s a large bar facing the entrance serving a comprehensive selection of beers, cocktails and wine. I’d definitely recommend Tommy’s Margarita, which is less sweet than the original, or for a non-alcoholic option, the homemade grapefruit soda is both fresh and delicious.
The night was off to a fantastic start with this moreish cup of warm, cheesy corn. The smoked flavour was subtle but accentuated the corn’s natural sweetness. I could definitely eat a lot more of this!
Don’t let the cactus scare you! This salad is made using prickly pear cactus leaves and have a very intense, pickled flavour that’s toned down by the cheese and tortilla.
The ocean trout was fresh and well-cured, but the overwhelming flavour of the bed of fennel underneath it drowned out the rest of the dish.
My favourite dish of the night for sure! The lamb cutlets were huge, cooked to a perfect medium and coated in an amazing combination of spices. The corn puree was super creamy and I had to stop myself from licking the plate!
Out of the chicken and lamb taco options, I preferred chicken by far, which was lovely and juicy with a fresh pineapple salsa. I found the lamb to be on the dry side unfortunately, and wasn’t a huge fan of its accompanying salad.
A good vegetarian option for those that want it, but I definitely preferred the previous dishes.
A reimagined peach crumble, and my favourite of the desserts.
Amazing sorbet and curd, which balanced the sweetness of the pudding.
This was definitely not what I expected, but in a good way. The mousse had a daring bitter edge to it, offset by the creamy (and slightly alcoholic) topping.
A fantastic menu with a huge variety of dishes, and after trying a big selection of them, I was definitely stuffed and very satisfied. There were some real stand-outs, such as the lamb cutlets and corn cups. Add the trendy décor and bar, and I’m sure Queen of the South will make a popular addition to the food scene in Prahran.
Disclaimer: My Food Belly was invited to dine as a guest of Queen of the South, however, all reviews and opinions are my own.