Vanessa: Passing through the quaint country town of Berry is an obligatory passage towards the south coast of NSW. The charm of the town makes it an absolute pleasure and an ideal recharge stop for lunch.
Recently my parents, fiancé and I were on our way back from spending a weekend relaxing at Sussex Inlet with the plan to grab a bite in Berry before heading back to Sydney.
Uncertain of where exactly we should stop, the charming frontage of Littlefork located on the high street immediately caught our eye…and what a treat we were in for!
The leafy front courtyard, shaded by mature maple trees, makes this an ideal al-fresco dining spot on a sunny day.
Once seated we immediately embraced the casual and relaxed ambiance, chose our meals then ordered and paid at the counter, allowing us to view the sweets and plan ahead to dessert!
The South Coast Providores next door makes time pass quickly as you wait for your food to arrive. It will be hard to resist walking away without a jar of their fig and red wine paste for cheese, white peach and vanilla bean conserve or their pure peanut butter! Too difficult for us to resist anyway!
Returning to our table, just as our friendly waiter arrived to deliver our food, our appetite was well and truly whet for the meal before us.
The food was generous in size and full of flavor and between us we sampled some of the Little Fork’s favourites. My mother and I had the Warm Asian Beef Salad ($17) a crunchy, fresh and colorful mix, topped with slices of tender scotch fillet and drizzled with a well-balanced mango and coriander dressing.
My fiancé sampled the Whiting Fillets with salad and aioli ($15). The light and crunchy crumbed fillets, sitting atop the aforementioned salad, drizzled with aioli makes for a rather adult take on the classic fish fingers I loved as a child.
My father, (a carb loving traditionalist), chose the steak baguette ($12), with a side of chips ($3). The bread was light and fluffy, the scotch fillet steak tender and fries were crisp. This made for a very well fed and happy papa!
Feeling extremely content after our meals we decided to share a Devonshire tea between us (passing up on the early idea to all have one!). The Devonshire tea ($9.50) served with strawberry conserve and clotted cream was hands down one of the best I’ve ever had…and I’ve lived in London! The scones were warm, light and moist (not to mention very generous!) and went down perfectly with an earl grey tea.
We left Littlefork feeling content and very happy to have discovered this delightful café, which we will be sure to spread the word about.
You can’t go past it for a well-priced, full flavored meal served up with country hospitality!
– Vanessa Iacomino
Shop 2, 89 Queen St, Berry, NSW 2535
(02) 4464 1131