Duke Carvell’s Emporium – Wellington

Great things about being on holiday is that I now have a chance to have lunch around town.  So a friend and I decided to go to Grill Meats Beer.  However, as it does not open for lunches at the beginning of the week we decided to go to Duke Carvell’s Emporium. I have been there a few times over brunch but my first time having lunch.  Duke;s have a lunch special. However, I decided to go for a few small plates.

Sumac Fried Chicken Slider

This is a very nice slider. The bun was made of milk and steamed and had a nice taste to it and the chicken was cooked very nicely and crisp.  The slaw was very nice and tasty as well.  All together this slider is great.  I could of eaten quite a few easily.

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Smoke and Fried Chicken Wings

A very nice smoked flavour with good spice.  The meat did come off the bone to easily and I would of liked the meat not to be so soft in texture.  It was nicely presented in a bowl with a side bowl for bones, would also been good nice with a bowl of water for your fingers, as you could have not used a fork and knife to get the meat off the bones.

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Hand Cut Fries

These triple cocked fries were awesome and some of the best in town with a good side sauce of aioli.  The fries, are not entirely fries and more like chips as they were big and thick.  I also do think that some were too big and was difficult not to double dip the chips.  As good as Larder, not quite.

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Overall this place is still good and see why people always come here to eat.  A good menu that caters to all and even though I have not written about their weekend brunch it is well worth going to visit.

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