Saturday, August 19, 2006

The Great Provider, St Kilda Marina, St Kilda

The Great Provider, St Kilda Marina, St Kilda
Saturday 19 August, 2006

Located on the waterfront by the marina, The Great Provider has a spectacular setting. It is relaxed, you can watch the world go by (or rather the joggers and cyclists) and you feel a million miles out of the city.

I have never visited St Kilda so had visions from 'The Secret Life of Us' in my mind. It was spot on. This morning I was catching up with old friends who are locals so we had loads to talk about including a complete run down of Vue De Monde from the night before.

The interior is wood themed with spectacular tulips lining the window and low hanging lights. It's a small space inside with more seating outside on the verandah overlooking the marina. We ordered coffees and a tea (the tea was delivered to the table with a dirty cup that was promptly sent back - this happened twice) before reviewing the breakfast menu. The menu was basic and included the usuals suspects....toast, eggs, porridge, corn fritters, piklets etc. I ordered my trusty favourite eggs benedict and a pink grapefruit juice.

The food was average - nothing to write home about, just a decent breakfast that hit the spot. We watched the different meals coming out of the kitchen to each table and it looked like the eggs benedict had a loyal following.

The fresh juice was divine and I am a firm fan of anything with pink grapefruit. The staff were courteous but having to return 2 dirty cups was not that impressive and as it reached 12 midday we were asked to move so they could set up the tables for the lunchtime crowd. We took this as our queue to leave.

The Great Provider - 42a St Kilda Marina, St Kilda- (03) 9525 5855


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