Beess & Co

We were out and about, getting not very much done, and it was about lunchtime, so we decided to try something new instead of going home for boring old sandwiches. We were close to Yarralumla, so decided to head to Yarralumla shops because we thought we remembered that there was a vegetarian restaurant/café here. There doesn’t seem to be one any more, so we decided to eat at Beess & Co instead – although, we didn’t really look at any of the other places – we just decided that this would do. Fairly obviously, this place is not veggie, but it did have a number of different dishes on the menu as well as on the specials board. I opted for the haloumi, couscous and mint patties, which came with a mountain of greens and a yummy creamy mustardy sauce. And thank goodness for the sauce – the patties would have been a little dry and bland without it. Martin ordered the special bruschetta with roasted fennel, capsicum, cheese and baby spinach. When it arrived, it didn’t look quite right, but we couldn’t remember what was supposed to be in it, so couldn’t figure out what was wrong with it. After checking the specials board we realised it was missing the capsicum and baby spinach!! And it was quite small, so I gladly shared some of my salad with Martin. We also both ordered fresh juices. The service was a little slow, I was just starting to get annoyed at how long it was taking when they finally brought our food out. And one thing that really annoyed me: a couple who ordered after us got their food before us – and it wasn’t entrées! That really bugs me… Anyway, overall it was ok. A bit expensive, especially Martin’s meal, considering the size and the fact that some ingredients were missing. I’m not sure I would bother going back – I would prefer to try some of the other places that are there…