I didn’t really have high expectations of Little Bird – I’d heard the menu was limited, so I was imagining the inevitable bacon & eggs vs granola battle in my head. Luckily, it exceeded all expectations, and I ordered ham and potato croquettes with avocado and Sriracha fried eggs ($17.50) – they came out beautifully presented, with the croquettes sitting on a bed of smashed avocado, topped with lemon-drizzled rocket and two fried eggs, with a good dash of Sriracha on top. Wow. The eggs had perfectly runny yolks, and the lemon on the rocket jazzed the whole dish up and acted as a great antidote to the heat of the Sriracha. The croquettes were masterful – crisp on the outside, and full of smooth, creamy potato on the inside, with chunks of ham… I was actually surprised that I could finish them, so not as heavy as they seemed. The avocado added great texture and flavour to an already excellent dish, that I will definitely be back for again soon. The only downside was the ventilation – we left smelling of fried things, which was a bit of a shame. Perhaps sit outside to avoid this!
Little Bird, Corner of Macquarie and Broughton Streets, Barton ACT, http://littlebirdbarton.com/