If you’ve not heard of all the exciting new restaurants which have opened in Nova, Victoria, I’m not sure where you’ve been for the past few months! There are quite a few restaurants that I’d like to try, but top of my brunch list was Timmy Green, a beautiful restaurant which serves the Australasian cuisine that the Daisy Green Collection is well known for!
Situated at the corner of the Nova complex, you can’t fail to miss the glass windows which let the most glorious autumnal light into the restaurant. Timmy Green was named after founder Prue Freeman’s late brother, an Australian cowboy whose passion for the land inspires the Timmy Green menu.
It’s not just lovely marble tables and perfect lighting, but there are little touches all around this restaurant that give it a very cosy, welcoming vibe. The restaurant itself has quite a casual feel, and we both really liked that there was a live musician playing in the background.
At the weekend, brunch can either be a simple affair as you choose from the a la carte brunch menu, or it can be a bottomless brunch affair, where you choose from one dish from the ‘Something Light’ section and one dish from the ‘Set For The Day’ section as well as bottomless prosecco or bloody marys to go alongside your meal!
I ordered a glass of prosecco as I waited for Kirsty (because I was early… as always) and looked at the menu. Timmy Green operates a no booking policy for their brunch, so I’d get there early or prepare to queue a little – but trust me, it’s something worth queuing for! For once, it hadn’t been months and months since Kirsty and I had last seen each other, but I was still so excited to catch up and hear all about what she’s done recently.
As Kirsty ordered a bloody mary and we cheers’d to our brunch (and to visiting Timmy Green which we’ve both had on our lists for a while!), we toyed with what to have! Both feeling that one course would be enough, we just opted for a dish each from the ‘Set For The Day’ section. Though I did get a little food envy when I saw the beautiful plate of house made maple granola, served with thick Greek yogurt, fresh berries, coconut flakes, honey, chia seeds,
flaked almonds, and edible flowers.
Kirsty and I are both complete brunch addicts, and so it was more than a little tough to make our menu choices… Fortunately, our waitress was exceptionally kind and was more than happy to wait for us to make our minds up, as well as offer recommendations on what to get! I really appreciated the friendly, attentive service and thought our waitress really helped to make this such a fun brunch experience!
Kirsty’s eyes went straight (ok, almost straight to – somehow she managed to miss her brunch favourite at first glance!) to the smoked salmon royale. This beautiful dish is smoked salmon served on dark rye bread with avocado, spinach, perfectly poached free range eggs and lemon hollandaise. Served with a slice of lime if you like a little citrus to cut through your hollandaise, and with the most perfectly poached eggs.
After a careful decision between the coconut french toast… The buttermilk blueberry pancakes… And the shakshouka… The savoury part of my brain eventually won me over! Though, next time, those pancakes are mine!
Shakshouka is spiced tomatoes, peppers, labne, baked free range eggs and served with Timmy Green’s famous charcoal bread. You can opt to add chorizo or avocado – and ever a fan of chorizo, I couldn’t resist. Timmy Green’s charcoal bread is fabulous; it’s an activated charcoal sourdough – I couldn’t get enough of it. Though three pieces is just perfect for mopping up all that beautiful shakshouka.
I’ve been to Timmy Green before for drinks with Angie, and really loved the interiors, especially these gorgeous hanging lamps…
And the lovely little touches, like hanging plants and succulents…
Both feeling like we should be good (a decision which I regretted when I saw these brownies!) we finished our drinks without dessert. But next time, I’m going for dinner and having a brownie, ’cause just look how incredible they look!
I’m not much of a beer or lager drinker, but even these taps were just beautiful!
After wandering around Victoria we headed home – and have already started making plans to go back with our other halves for a bottomless brunch! Though I also have my eye on the dinner menu, including the spicy tuna toastadas… Burrata… Halloumi fries… And of course, the amazing steaks… Now to book a return visit!
11 Sir Simon Milton Square
We were guests of Timmy Green, but I definitely will be back!