Located in the quiet Macedon Square, which we frequent every week on our way to visit family, the old ANZ bank has been renovated from top to bottom to bring this area of town an all day eatery.
We dined in the evening on a Sunday and parking was readily available in Macedon Square. The venue while not full, was busy therefore if you have a large group, we recommend booking.
Approaching the entrance, we walked past the bar height outdoor tables at the front of the venue to the main entrance. Continuing through the main entrance, the bar and coffee counter occupies the right side of the venue with booths lining the left. Floor to ceiling windows provided beautiful natural lighting into the venue and almost to all sides of the dining area (there is a seating area that is against a brick wall without windows around the back).
We were directed right to the back right corner of the venue where additional seating was available (note there are some steps up to this dining area). While the front area had a nice shiny smooth floor, the area at the back was tiled black with white flowers popping up here and there and a magnificent piece of wall art occupying all of the brick wall in this area.
The restrooms are located upstairs, and while you’re up there, you can get a nice top down view of the venue.
There was an abundance of choice on Riddik’s dinner menu. From starters to entrees to burgers to mains to desserts and even a dedicated section for kid’s meals and kid’s desserts (very kid friendly).
Between the two of us we had two dishes off the mains section. Mr J’s pork cutlet was a nice thick cut of nicely grilled meat. Well marinated with a good chilli kick to it which was balanced off with the avocado that provided a relief to the chilliness.
I had the risotto dish which had the perfect consistency and arrived with three scallops in the centre (these were perfectly seared). While the truffle flavour didn’t quite come through, I was hit with the cheesiness of the dish; definitely one for the cheese lover and unfortunately not one for the truffle lover in this case.
We’ll be keen to try their brunch offering at some point but are very happy to see more venues like these opening up on this side of Melbourne.
Dishes that make up this review
- Lime and ancho chilli marinated pork cutlet, grilled corn, avocado and coriander salsa, and Mexican spiced wedges ($24)
- Truffled cauliflower and seared scallop risotto ($21)