Tuesday, 9 November 2010

You want a knuckle sandwich? Get one at Auction Rooms

Auction Rooms
103-107 Errol Street, North Melbourne (map)
9326 7749


My usual Auction Rooms disclaimer - that proprietor Andrew Kelly is a friend of mine - applies.

Auction Rooms vase

Lovers of pork, hear ye: I hereby implore you to get to Auction Rooms posthaste and order the Knuckle Sandwich, because it is SUBLIME. Permit me to take you on a guided tour:

Knuckle sandwich

Ham hock braised for hours and hours until it is falling apart, rocket, piccalilli (made in-house English-style with cauliflower florets, courgettes, beans, cornichons, seeded mustard and turmeric) and Montgomery's aged cheddar toasted into a Dench ciabatta roll. It comes served with a pickled chilli, costs $14.50 (or $12 take-away) and is very juicy and filling.

Knuckle sandwich

I like this sandwich as much as I like the pork belly sandwich at EARL - and that's saying something. It should DEFINITELY become an Auction Rooms signature dish, and I will kick up a huge stink with Andy if he takes it off the menu. Head down there and order a knuckle sandwich, and tell 'em Claire sent you.

Auction Rooms coffee machine

While I was there I also had a great pourover coffee, an Ethiopean Nekisse.

Auction Rooms pourover

*sigh* Auction Rooms is such a pretty cafe. For previous Melbourne Gastronome write-ups of its brunches and lunches, click here and here.

Auction Rooms courtyard

13 comments:

One Tit Wonder said...

Oh I have been there time and time again for this wonderous delight. When my Father comes to town it is always his first request. Get the knuckle sandwich and the steak sandwich and go halves in both. Then sit back and watch my very skinny (and lovely) stepmother grit her teeth through her salad. She is a great chick...but just has NO IDEA what she is missing out on

wakeless said...

A-freaking-men. That thing is like a party in your mouth and everyone's invited. Not to mention a massive party.

Oh Auction Rooms, how I love thee. I'm told they've just opened for dinner as well and it's cracking.

claire said...

Thanks OTW! Sounds to me like your stepmother should loosen up every once in a while and order the odd knuckle sandwich...

Hi wakeless - yeah they're open for dinner towards the end of the week (I think Thurs-Sat). Been meaning to head there to check it out!

Esz said...

I've perused the dinner menu and it looks exciting. So glad this place is my local these days. Awesome coffee just round the corner = WIN.

Oh and you must try the coconut stuffed french toast. Pretty awesome.

greenbeenfood said...

aaah brilliant that sandwich looks delicious! melb does things so wellllll!!!

almostalwaysravenous said...

oMG, another place to add to my horrendously long wishlist now... happy and sad all at the same time.

Paul said...

That is a good looking Sandwich!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

if this is as good as earl roast pork sandwich, then this must b mind blowing as well!

My Restaurants Melbourne said...

Another cute little cafe in north Melbourne, I was recently at errols, and loved the coffee there, next I'll try this place

Hannah said...

How much do you think the chef here would disrespect me if I asked for the knuckle sandwich without the knuckle? I just want to eat piccalili and cheese forever and ever...

susan said...

oh picalili, I haven't had that in years. I love a good sandwich, I always make the same old ham, cheese and tomato...

Em said...

Ag! I shouldn't be hungry yet but after seeing that sandwich - mmmmm. MUST get to Auction Rooms asap to try it!

claire said...

Thanks for your comments, everyone! Rereading them makes me want to head back to AR for another dose NOW.