[This review originally appeared on my old blog and some of my photos are now lost]
Every Friday I go out to lunch around Brighton with people from work. This time my boss’s wife came with us, and we needed to find a place that offered gluten-free options to cater for her dietary needs.
Rupert and the Fig was the first place we found that offered gluten-free options on their menu. Some of the guys from work have been there before- they mentioned that they make good burgers and really good coffee. In particular, one guy’s wife gets her coffee every morning from Rupert and rgw Fig before she catches the train.
So I tried a burger and a coffee. I’m no coffee expert, but this was quite good coffee. I’m told that Rupert and the Fig is the best coffee in Brighton- it’s probably true.
I tried the pulled-lamb burger. It had tzatziki, tomato and lettuce on a brioche bun. It was served on a wooden paddle with fries and dipping sauce. It was $17.50.
It reminded me of the McDonald’s Create Your Taste burger I had a few days ago with the presentation on the paddle (I’m aware lots of places do this, I just wanted to namedrop another article).
Overall, the burger was quite good. I haven’t had pulled lamb before; I suspect the pulled pork is even better. I’m definitely coming back to try some others. We normally go to Royale Bros on church Street, but this is closer and has a more interesting variety of burgers, so I think we’ll be mixing it up with Rupert and the Fig again soon.
I also want to mention that the waiter was really friendly and the service was great. Though I do feel sorry for the guy for having to endure our bad jokes.
Address: 300 Bay St, Brighton Victoria 3186
Update 2021: Now that this restaurant doesn’t exist anymore, I’ll archive their old.
At Rupert’s, we believe in using quality produce, organic where possible and supporting
local producers. Below are some that we’d like to acknowledge for their excellent
products and service.
Demeter Bio-dynamic Milk
Our milk comes from a family-run certified bio-dynamic near
Nathalia in the Goulburn Valley. This high-quality full cream & light milk comes from milking
130 Friesian cows.
Bakery Lievito is located in Highett wholesaling wholesome, organic white, sourdough loaves. Lievito is the Italian word for natural leavening, keeping things natural is a priority for Lievito, favouring organic and biodynamic ingredients and mills biodynamic wholegrain at the bakery.
Green eggs are located near Ararat, just 200kms from Melbourne. They are delivered directly from the farm to our door, providing incredible freshness (and why our poached eggs are so good!). The eggs are produced in the most ethical way and are truly free-range, coming from a 480-hectare farm.
Cunliffe & Waters
All our preserves including jams and chutneys are supplied by Cunliffe & Waters. Located in the Yarra Valley the only preservatives they use are the old fashioned ones; sugar, vinegar or salt. They source as much produce from the local area as possible.
Crowley’s are local Brighton butchers, located down the street @ 349 Bay street. They provide us with our fresh meats including free-range chicken, ham and bacon. Great butchers and highly recommended!
Our sweet & spicy chai is made using Prana Chai. The chai
mix consists of 8 spices hand-ground then blended with fresh ginger, honey and premium black tea. Prana Chai is locals too located in Bentleigh East.