Renzo’s Bar

Docklands is fairly quiet these days and I’ve noticed a few of the restaurants in the area are no longer open. There are still quite a few places to eat here with different types of cuisine.

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I had a dinner last weekend with my boyfriend’s family at Renzo’s Bar. I chose this place based on good reviews on Urbanspoon and the menu I saw on the internet.

It was nice weather and we needed more space because we had a baby in a pram, so we took a table outside. We had Bruschetta and Garlic Foccacia to share as entree. Something light and can be shared among us which is 6 people. Bread was nice, it tasted fresh and was a good start to the meal.

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After quite a bit of consideration and conversation we decided on our mains.

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I ordered Linguine ai frutti di mare, which is flat long pasta with fresh mixed seafood, olive oil, white wine & garlic.  It was delicious. Very simple with olive oil and white wine so it not too filling.

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Next mains are from special menu, which was veal rolled and filled with pumpkin and pine nuts served with vegetables and Lasagna Bolognese. I had good feedback about these dishes from my fellow diners.

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Next main is Bistecca alla Toscana, which is grilled scotch fillet prime cut, served with roasted vegetable and a red wine sauce. Same with others, it cooked medium to well done to the liking and tasted delicious. The meat was tender and vegetables were tasty.

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Next dish is Cotoletta alla Valdostana, which is pan fried, crumbed veal, topped with fontina cheese served with a potato & pumpkin sformatino. It was delicious and the person who ordered this was very happy with the taste.

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Last main ordered is Pollo Ripieno, chicken breast filled with taleggio cheese and wrapped in prosciutto, served with sauteed spinach and mash potato. The sauce is a bit plain but overall the dish was tasty, the potatoes were especially nice.

The portions were just the right size to entice us to order dessert. As always when we all having dinner, we always order coffees. Coffees were good and one of the members of our table who a long back even did what he normally does and ordered a second coffee.

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They have plenty to choose from dessert menu.  It took us quite a while to decide because everything sounded so good.

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First one was Apple Tarte Tatin.  It is an upside down apple tart served with a butterscotch sauce and double cream. I had a bite and it was delicious and served warm.

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Next is Lemon Tart.

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I ordered Creme Brulee, my all time favourite.

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Other desserts are Bread and Butter Pudding and Tiramisu.

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This is the most spectacular dessert. Pannacotta with Midori and Mint. It looks so pretty that you do not want to touch and eat it.

We had a beautiful dinner. Food was great and waitresses were friendly. We were comfortable in terms of space and seats. Definitely will recommend anyone to try this restaurant.

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