Rebar Modern Food
We at Horsing Around must confess right off the bat that we are unrepentant omnivores. A good hamburger or juicy steak is about as near to gustatory nirvana as we get. Nonetheless, when we are in the mood for delicious food that invariably feels good to eat we head to Rebar. There are many things to love about this vegetarian eatery, the friendly servers, the playful decor, the fresh squeezed juice and fine selection of microbrews but, first and foremost, there is the food.
The great thing about Rebar is that they aren’t afraid of decadence and they don’t skimp in the flavour department. Rebar was my first introduction to cuisine with a southwestern twist. Rebar’s enchiladas are a revelation. They are delicate yet substantial and the smoky hit of chipotle is sublime. Their Caeser salad is deliciously garlicky and lemony. The almond burger is justifiably famous and the only vegetarian burger we inhale with genuine brio. Rebar includes fish on their menu. If you do eat fish, try the shrimp clubhouse with chipotle mayo. It’s a standout. For those of you with a more ascetic palate don’t fear, Rebar also has vegan menu items. Try the tofu scramble or a vegan brownie.
Rebar is well worth a visit, even for the staunchest of carnivores. Good food is universal and we promise in this instance you won’t miss the meat.
We used to eat breakfast religiously once a week at Rebar. Each week choosing between omelets with fillings like roast yam and Asiago cheese served with home fries brimming with fresh herbs (try the homemade ketchup for dunking) or the phenomenal pancakes, truly the best in Victoria. The pancakes often have fresh fruit in them (or a scrumptious compote on the side). Wash everything down with an expertly made Americano or a glass of fresh squeezed juice. If it is your first time at this restaurant, take a seat at the counter and watch the staff make fresh juice and foamy cappuccino.
Rebar is well worth a visit even for the staunchest of carnivores. Good food is universal and we promise in this instance you won’t miss the meat. If you want to replicate the food at home, purchase their wonderful cookbook, entitled “Rebar Modern Food Cookbook”.
EAT THIS: Classic almond burger, Three Sisters Enchiladas, Monk’s Curry, Lemon Tart, Diablo Orange Cheesecake with chocolate ganache IMBIBE: Winter Zinger, Bootsy Collins, Americano Location: 50 Bastion Square, Victoria. View in Google Maps. To visit Rebar’s wonderfully wild website click here.