Two Peas makes no secret that they source their met from ethical, free-range farms. The chefs, fresh from a stint in the Jamie's Italian kitchen, also source seasonal + local produce which means the menu is constantly changing. I think that a menu that is always changing is great - it shows that the chefs really know their stuff, being able to move with the seasons and cook what's available when it's available.
The menu is amusingly split into section such as "now", "soon", "later" + "and also" - it makes a fun change from the usual Entree, Main, Dessert and Sides.
I find it hard to resist a steak sandwich on a menu especially if the beef is 100% pasture-fed. The almost paper-thin steak is wonderfully tender + slightly charred and is sandwiched between two fat slices of focaccia bread. I like how focaccia bread is back in vogue these days as it's certainly filling and provides good bang for your sandwich buck! The steak is partnered with some wonderfully sharp cheddar (I could eat a plate of just this cheese!), fresh tomatoes and pieces of lettuce.
I'm always open to suggestions and do as the menu instructs and order the Polenta Chips as my "and also"! I probably would've order them "now" too if that had been an option! The chips were amazing - lovely and salty, super crispy on the outside with an audible crunch as you bite through to the soft pillow centre.
Miss Chicken orders the Free-range Chicken Caesar Salad and from the few tidbits I tried I can confirm that it was a wonderful choice. The chicken was plump (and happy) and the creamy dressing would've have me licking the plate clean. And who could resist that oozing river of runny egg yolk. Bliss.
Miss Chicken and I return for another lunch and true to form I couldn't resist the steak sandwich. This time it comes with sourdough bread - maybe focaccia is out of season again hence the swtich-a-roo with the bread. Either way it's delicious, especially as I get a side order of big, fat hand-cut fries. The fillings are the same as my previous steak sambo encounter...cheese, tomatoes and lettuce.
Miss Chicken's free-range chicken + avacado sandwich comes wedged between too pillowy slices of focaccia . Bread envy - that's MY bread!
Two Peas is at 198 St Johns Road,Glebe (or Forest Lodge if you want to be technical about it).