One of the perks of living in inner city Melbourne is that you are absolutely spoiled for choice when it comes to pubs. I can think of at least 10 within walking distance from my house! However, one of the downsides is that they don't all seem to be able to get the food just right...
The exception here is the Fox Hotel (351 Wellington St, Collingwood) which in my opinion is far superior to any of my other locals when it comes to a good pub meal. So when my dear friend Julia came to town for a visit and was in the mood for some good old fashioned pub grub, it was really the only choice.
We headed off down Wellington St with Mr B in tow. I was pretty set on getting the beef burger, but quickly changed my mind when we arrived and opted for the chicken parma ($19). Jules went for the same, but Mr B stuck to his plan and ordered the burger ($16).
It was a niceish Melbourne day weather-wise, so we seated ourselves on the rooftop, which has a great view of the city and is definitely the best place to be when the sun is shining.
After a couple of beers our food arrived, and as usual we were awed by the sheer size of the parmas! (Yes there are chips hiding under that beast somewhere!)
Mr B's burger was juicy and tasty, and probably slightly more manageable size-wise.... (Apologies for the bad iPhone pic!)
So as usual The Fox delivered a fantastic pub lunch. And that combined with a few beers and good friends, is pretty much all you could ask for :)