$$ Bouzy Rouge, 470 Bridge Road, Richmond




A wet autumn week in melbourne, Thursday lunch time we found out where we we off too! Thankfully not an outdoor summer venue!




Perfect! Described as authentic spanish / portuguese style cuisine with a tapas and main menu, we were excited to try somewhere completely new for both of us!


ENTREE (aka TAPAS menu)


It seems we have trended towards ordering a lot of food on Jar Fed nights, we just want to try everything! so why would tonight be different! Surely two tapas to share would be ok!


Roll one – #8 – Ceviche of tuna, blackened corn, tomato and amarillo chilli


Raw Fish! Elaines favourite LOL the idea of Jar Fed actually was born while eating raw fish at Japanese!

Unsure how it would be presented we thought we were safe ordering two choices from the tapas menu, Ceviche, generally not a large dish. This was a decent size, it was also a nice surprise, it was fresh and light, and very different from the plain japanese raw fish we had tasted in the past.

It wasn’t spicy but there was a nice little kick, certainly not a boring tomato sauce! A great little starter dish.


          Usually            Score             Order

          Order?              /10              Again?


E           No                 7                   No

B           No                 8                   Yes



Roll two – #11 – Black tiger prawns, chilli, garlic and lemon


There are many combinations made in heaven, one of them is garlic & prawns! Surely a popular choice on the menu, our expectations were high and this dish did not disappoint. We can’t say much more than DELICIOUS !


          Usually            Score             Order

          Order?              /10              Again?


E          Yes                 10                   Yes

B          Yes                 10                   Yes



MAIN (As usual minus the salads, because salad isn’t a main meal!)



A Portuguese stew of clams, prawns, fish, squid and risoni


Looking at the menu, this was a choice both of us would order in a heartbeat, sounds delicious. It was tasty, however not amazing. It was seafood in a tomato based sauce, nothing outstanding and memorable. It was nice.


          Usually            Score             Order

          Order?              /10              Again?


E          Yes                 7                   No

B          Yes                 7                   No



BEZ – #8

Roast Piri Piri Chicken with potatoes and peppers


Opposed to the risoni, the piri piri chicken was not mine or Elaine’s first choice on the menu.  

Here is the beauty of Jar Fed, roll something you wouldn’t normally order and really enjoy it ! The piri piri was different and each mouthful was a delight. It was a dish that made you feel warm on the inside. 


          Usually            Score             Order

          Order?              /10              Again?


E          Yes                9.5                 Yes

B           No                 9                   Yes






Roll #3 – Bread and butter pudding, caramelised apple and vanilla bean gelato


For the second time tonight, we rolled our least desirable dish. Bread and butter pudding, boring? Not in the slightest, OH MY GOD, it was amazing. I didn’t even read that you had to allow 10 minutes on the menu. That 10 minutes allowed our entrees and mains to settle. Perfect! It was a delicious warm ending to the meal.


          Usually            Score             Order

          Order?              /10              Again?


E           No                9.5                   Yes

B           No                9.5                   Yes


Bouzy Rouge is warm and inviting and the decor is all class. We felt welcome upon entry and the service is what you would expect for the price range.

It was a Jar Fed experience we imagined when we first brainstormed the idea! We rolled meals that we wouldn’t normally order and they exceeded all expectations!


           Overall                  Back

           Score /10              Soon?


E            9                  Without a doubt!

B            9                  Without a doubt!


A good experience makes us excited for the next! Don’t be afraid to try new things, you never know what you may like!


Price: Two Entrees, Two Mains & One Desserts


Total – $97.00 (Two People)


Ceviche of tuna- $14.00
Black tiger prawns- $5.50 each
Portuguese stew- $33.00
Roast Piri Piri Chicken- $25.00
Bread and butter pudding- $14.00


E & B xx


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