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{Eating Out} Meatball & Wine Bar

“I just LOVE meatballs. There's a new place in town where I can go and take my pick with balls galore on the menu!”

Dining | September 18, 2012
{Eating Out} Meatball & Wine Bar

{Eating Out} Meatball & Wine Bar


Let’s face it.

You know I love my meatballs.

Plenty of you have even called me the meatball queen.

So how would I find the balls of meat at The Meatball and Wine Bar?

As Merowyn would say…. “Shut. The. Door.”

Oh my gawd… these are some of the best meatballs…. seriously. And thank goodness, because a place that has it’s signature dish as the name of it’s restaurant better be damn good…. unlike a laksa place we have all read about before.

I seriously couldn’t fault anything here. But that’s what you get when you source top quality ingredients; 100% pasture fed black Angus beef from O’Connor in Victoria, brioche from Brasserie Bread, pork from Black Berkshire pigs, chicken from Lilydale… you get the picture.

The chicken meatballs are seasoned with pistachio, mucatels and parmesan, and were by far my favourite of the night… even though the pork and beef were amazeballs!

The pasta was rolled and cooked to perfection. The white sauce was the perfect accompaniment.

The pork balls are seasoned with fennel, safe and orange. They have a lovely aroma and work so well with the polenta.

Dessert is a must, if you can possibly fit it in. Choose between a macaron shell flavour (coffee, pistachio, berry or chocolate)and choose a home made ice-cream flavour to go in between it (coffee, burnt organe, vanilla or chocolate).

I recommend pistachio shells with chocolate ice-cream. Yummm!

I can’t wait to go back for more. I’ve heard really good things about the fish balls.

Check out the full menu at:

Takeaway is available. I wish I worked closer I know I’d be surviving on meatballs.

Oh and its’ just a few doors down from Chin Chin, so you should definitely hit this place up if you don’t want to die of starvation waiting for a table there 😛 But you should also make this your sole destination as well… it’s REALLY REALLY good!

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Iron Chef Shellie dined as a guest of the Meatball and Wine Bar thanks to Zilla and Brook.

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16 comments on “{Eating Out} Meatball & Wine Bar
  1. Kim - September 18, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    looove meatballs. *puts this place on the list*

  2. Adrian (Food Rehab) - September 18, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Gosh. Just when you thought meatballs weren’t enough, then comes these desserts! Wants!



  3. leaf (the indolent cook) - September 18, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    I’ve heard about this place and hope to get around to trying it. Love a meatball meal!

  4. Catherine - September 18, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Oh the food looks yummy! I walked past their last weekend too so I’m taking it as a sign to visit!

  5. Miss T - September 19, 2012 at 4:40 am

    I didnt get to try the mushrooms – but the pork was AH-MAZING.
    T xx

  6. Daisy@Nevertoosweet - September 19, 2012 at 8:13 am

    Funny enough I had no idea you were the meatball queen :) But I can now confirm you ARE because i can just FEEL and SOUND the excitement through this post that you love meatballs hehe ~

    I’m gonna rush over there soon, not because of meat balls but because of the WHOOPIE MACS ME WANTS NOW 😀

  7. Mez - September 19, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Ahhhhahahahahahahaahahahahaaaaa shut the door!!!!!

    This place looks amazing, a perfect date night place before baby comes I think!


  8. Clujen / Eat_Sew_Love - September 19, 2012 at 10:39 am

    I”m so glad you did a review on this place! I have had this place on my list for weeks, I can’t wait to get there next week and try it. Your photos look amazing!

  9. Nic@diningwithastud - September 19, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Mmmmmm juicy juicy balls 😉

  10. Cara @ Gourmet Chick - September 19, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Great write up Shellie – I had a pretty similar view to you. Lovely to finally meet you as well!

  11. - September 19, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    They all look so good. I was just reading about Miss Ts adventures there too. Looks really original

  12. CheezyK - September 20, 2012 at 9:57 am

    Ooooh, I see a ‘spoil myself’ lunch in my future … :)

  13. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed - September 20, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Meatball mania. Shut the door indeed! yum.
    Heidi xo

  14. Candice (@candyhi5) - September 21, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    I have walked past this place twice (both times on my way to Chin Chin!). I MUST try it soon. Those desserts look amazing!

  15. Sara (Belly Rumbles) - September 22, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Love the name, meatball and wine bar, tehehe. As good as the meatballs look, oh wow on those mushies.

  16. Thanh - October 1, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    The meatballs are indeed good. I still think your Jamie’s meatballs are up there with the best of them.

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