When I work from the Wiley Melbourne office, decent, healthy food choices are few and far between. We are based out by the airport in West Meadows and I usually just run out and grab something, there’s not much pleasure in it.
I was excited to hear that among the Red Rooster, Hungry Jacks and Maccas that a fish and chip shop had opened up a swift ten minutes walk away; Hide and Seek Chippery on Mickleham Road in Tullamarine. Still didn’t sound all that healthy but my assumption was about to be squished.
I didn’t have high expectations, nor did I imagine somewhere funky and fresh. I just love a nice surprise.
I ordered ahead so the char grilled squid with brown rice and fattoush salad would be ready for me. I arrived and was immediately impressed. The restaurant has been well fitted out and there’s even a grafittied giant octopus on the side of the wall! There’s fresh fish on display, a nice clean interior and of course, my meal was ready and waiting with a smile from the Chef.
The squid was perfectly charred and had been drizzled with a lime and chilli dressing that was delicious and tangy with the rice too. The salad was crisp and refreshing, I couldn’t eat the whole thing, they’re generous servings. I love a delicious, healthy meal and this will definitely be my go to from now on for all Melbourne office visits!