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Double Bay Australian Dining and Bar

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Double Bay Australian Dining and Bar has been at Raffles City Shopping Centre for quite a number of years, but we have never visited the place, until yesterday…

Double Bay Australian Dining and Bar

Double Bay Australian Dining and Bar

It was around 10 at night, and not that many eating places (with good desserts) were opened at that time. We have heard about the molten chocolate cake from Double Bay and since it doesn’t close till 1am, we decided to give it a try. This place is largely known for Fish and Chips, but our main aim was still the desserts. We ordered the Molten Warm Chocolate Lava Cake (approximately 15 to 20 minutes of waiting time) and the Banoffee Pie (P was rather excited when she spotted this in the menu that she dashed straight into the restaurant without the typical “please wait to be seated” attitude – her unassuming love for desserts!)

Both desserts were served together after 15 minutes. Of course, after the usual photo taking session, we immediately went for the Molten Warm Chocolate Lava Cake.

Molten Warm Chocolate Lava Cake

Molten Warm Chocolate Lava Cake

Looks wise, pretty simple, nothing too fanciful. And since this was our first visit here, we did not know what to expect from their desserts. So when the desserts were served, we were still pretty calm… that is, until we broke open the Molten Warm Chocolate Lava Cake … … …

Molten Warm Chocolate Lava Cake

Molten Warm Chocolate Lava Cake

and all hell broke loose!! The luscious molten chocolate started flowing out of the shell as we hurriedly use our spoons to scrap up every single bit of chocolate. The chocolate kept flowing out; we kept scraping and sending those warm molten chocolate down our throats. It was satisfying, not to mention pretty exciting as well. It was seriously quite a huge serving of molten chocolate. And it was like the eruption of a volcano as the molten chocolate flowed out of its shell. And within a couple of minutes, we had demolished the entire lava cake. Absolutely satisfying.

Banoffee Pie

Banoffee Pie

Banoffee Pie (the name is a portmanteau of Banana and Toffee) is an English pastry based dessert made from bananas, cream and toffee, on a pastry base or one made from crumbled biscuits and butter.  We have never tried Banoffee Pie in Singapore before.The bananas were caramelized, and tasted rather sweet. There was a digestive biscuit like crust on top of the layers of banana and it added crunchiness to the pie. We didn’t quite like the cream on top of the pie though, and after a few bites, we just removed the cream. Overall, the Banoffee Pie was pretty good, it was something different from the cakes we’ve tried. The combination of caramelized banana and toffee made the pie sweet, but not overwhelming.

With an extra $2, you could also add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to each dessert. Personally, we felt that the vanilla ice cream was mediocre. The vanilla taste was rather mild, with a slight taste of nuts. But overall, the ice cream was something you can do without.

$26.85 for the 2 desserts, a satisfying end to a hectic week.

Double Bay Australian Dining and Bar
252 North Bridge Road
Raffles City Shopping Centre


Written by foodphd

February 19, 2011 at 1:34 pm

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  1. […] had previously given raving reviews for Double Bay’s Molten Warm Chocolate Lava Cake. But their Sticky Date Pudding was a major disappointment. On first glance, the pudding looked […]

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