Ando: After our Sunday Bay Run, Belle suggested that we have brunch at Bion Societé in Camperdown. Parking wasn’t difficult to find which is always a plus. When inside, a non-attentive waiter and waitress walked past us several times without any acknowledgement. How disappointing! We helped ourselves to a few menus located along the wall and quickly sat down on a table that just became available.
There was a breakfast and lunch menu and both had limited selections which made it easy for us to pick what we wanted. We started our order with coffees and a tea. Our beverages didn’t arrive until after our meals!
Smoked Salmon Stack – Sourdough toast, avocado puree, feta, smoked salmon, trout roe, fresh herbs, parsley olive oil and marinated black olives ($14.5). A beautiful and delicious dish although I would have preferred two slices of sourdough. I would say this was the best dish out of the three we ordered.
Smoked Ham Benedict – Soft poached eggs of brioche with smoked ham, cherry tomato, asparagus, basil and apple cider hollandaise ($17). We were surprised when we received smoked salmon! Perhaps they ran out of smoked ham but it was a let down that the waitress never informed us. Finding an egg shell in the dish was another let down.
Bacon & Egg Brioche Burger – Cheesy omelette, bacon, rocket, caramelised onion, aioli on brioche bun ($13.5). We enjoyed the caramelised onion and the cheese in the omelette was very subtle. The line of muesli on the side came as a surprise and it felt a bit out of place.
Coffee beans here are from Single Origin Coffee Roasters. Regular Soy Latte – House Blend ($3.5 + $0.5 Soy). Large Flat White – Single Estate ($4.5). We also ordered an Organic Sencha Green Tea ($3.5) but unfortunately that never arrived and we had to cancel it from our bill.
Overall, we enjoyed the food but unfortunately the service was disheartening.
Cnr. Layton & Lambert Streets, Camperdown, NSW 2050
(02) 9557 5931
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday 7am till 4pm.