There are egg and bacon rolls, and then there are egg and bacon rolls. This is a top-of-the-food-chain egg and bacon roll, as one would expect from the expert kitchen at Ivy & The Fox. On a chilly Saturday I started out with the Pink Lady smoothie ($8.90), with watermelon, pear, pineapple and mint. Disappointingly it was more like a juice – it still had great balance of flavour, but I had hoped for a thicker texture. The egg and bacon roll ($11) wiped away my disappointment. Beautifully presented, this is the sauciest roll I’ve ever had. Topped with spicy relish and perfectly oozy egg yolk, there was plenty of bun to mop up with. The relish had such a great flavour – spiced with parsley and topped with tiny curls of cheddar cheese, it was well-seasoned and basically perfect. The eggs were huge and cooked just right, and the giant slab of bacon on top was nicely cooked (although it could have been a tad crispier at one end). The staff were friendly and the atmosphere was cozy by the fire. Definitely one to come back for.
Ivy & The Fox, Old Canberra House, ANU, Lennox Crossing Acton, ACT, http://ivyandthefox.com/