Movida is an institution of Melbourne’s dining scene that we have wanted to visit for a very long time. The Spanish restaurant serves a range of Tapas (small entrees bites), Raciones (Sharing dishes) and desserts, alongside a rather generous wine list.
Before our they served us freshly baked bread with olive oil and salt. A warm and satisfying appetiser.
For Tapas we enjoyed Anchoa – Cantabrian Artisan Anchovy on Crouton with Smoked Tomato Sorbet. This was a deliciously salty snack, with the highlight being the cooling tomato sorbet that we were asked to spread on our crouton.
Free-Range Chicken skewers with Mojo. Juicy with a fantastic sauce.
Duck in Brick pastry. – Crispy and well cooked.
These chargrilled Skull Island Prawn were amazing. They were butterfly cut and topped with chilli, garlic and Aioli, this combination of flavours really pops.
Morcilla, Chorizo and Pork Belly with braise white beans.
This authentic Spanish dish was amazing. I’ve never tried the Morcilla before. It was a spicy and sweet blood sausage. The chorizo sausage was very succulent but the portion could have been a bit more generous. The pork belly had the crispiest skin on top. The beans and sauce just gave this dish so much balance to the intense flavours of the meats. Must order dish!
The service of the front of house team was great, they really knew their dishes. They have an allergy menu for dairy free diners like myself. We took our daughter along, but we wouldn’t do it again, it’s an adults only scene.
If you’re looking for great Spanish cuisine in Melbourne, you’ve gotta check out Movida!
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