Ahhh sea urchin. I remember a time when I was not a fan of sea urchin and its weird texture and intense sea flavour. But after a trip to Japan’s Tsukiji Markets, everything changed. My world exploded and I’ve never been the same and have constantly craved it! So when I saw the Sea Urchin Crumpet ($16) at newly opened Saint Peter in Paddington I knew I had to have it.
I loved carefully spooning out the petals of sea urchin and draping it across the crumpet which was oh so buttery and flakey. It’s pretty damn amazing and next time I won’t be sharing!
Noods is allergic to prawns and to make up for it he’ll lock in on any other seafood that resembles it so he ordered the Marron scrambled eggs ($32) which is impressively presented. The scrambled eggs are incredibly light and fluffy and the generous amount of marron pieces are plump, juicy and delicious.
The Hand Picked Spanner Crab Omelette ($28) is a cloud-like dream and puts all other omelettes to shame. There’s a surprising hit of umami thanks to the intense fish broth which we dunked forkfuls of omelette into. We slyly separate the delicate and sweet spanner crab to savour on its own.
The cake of the day ($16) is a creme patisserie custard filling sandwiched between layers of crisp dacquoise and with mulberries and native thyme on the side. It’s not too sweet or rich and a perfect end to a lazy weekend brunch.
I’m super keen to return to Saint Peter for dinner, there’s a 1.2kg Cleveland Bay halibut with 40 fricken cloves of garlic that is calling to me!
362 Oxford St
Mon & Tues: CLOSED
Weds – Fri: 5.30pm – Late
Sat & Sun: (BRUNCH/LUNCH/DINNER) 10am – 3pm, 5.30pm – late