Madeline’s at Jells

After exhausting options for lunch around Glen Waverley Mr. M and me decided to go somewhere new for our lunch today. Madeline’s at Jells is located in Wheelers Hills just about 16 minutes from Mulgrave so I asked Mr.M to go to this restaurant because …

The restaurant looks good with high ceiling and wooden elements throughout                          it is rated #2 in Wheelers Hills based on Trip Advisor,                                                             the price is in normal range of Melbourne brunch scenes,                                                       everyone rave about the view,and the scones                                                      

Because I simply want to surprise Mr.M to have a good view and decent coffee on the weekend without driving too much

Upon arrival the restaurant was less than half full, so we were quickly seated by the waitress and managed to get a good seat next the window yet it took a while for the waitress to bring the water and menu to us. Mr. M also had a problem explaining his dietary requirement as the waitress was not familiar with the allergen in the foods.

After a lot of discussion,  I decided to take the Open Lamb Souvlavki ($23.50),while Mr. M takes the special Roast Pork ($25), because he could not take the first item he chose. While waiting for the food Mr.M ordered some bread to snack on and it came spread with butter, I felt sorry for him because it was not a short wait for the bread to come so we asked for replacement which did not pose any further problems. It seems that the delays and mistakes was caused by not having enough waitress on the floor for the day but service overall is nice and friendly

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8 Hours braised lamb, Garlic Yoghurt, Sumac, Ribbon Salad, and Side Chips

Beautiful presentation but the lamb was dry, and not much flavor pronounced from the overall dish, even though I ordered mine without feta cheese on top (because I want to share with Mr.M), i still needed to crack salt and pepper because It did not have much flavor. On the other hand, the portion is big so you can share the chips rather than ordering chips on the side.

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Special of the Day : Roast Pork with Buttered Beans, Apple Sauce and Jus Reduction

Mr. M’s lunch however was much better than mine, everything worked perfectly in the dish, and was perfectly seasoned. the portion was enough to fill his appetite without feeling overwhelmed.

Overall, this is a good place to either take your family or someone you want to impress for a nice relax lunch with a good view and ambiance. In our personal opinion, within that price range we rather try something else after we have tried this place once especially Melbourne has so much to offer.

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