These are not the plates I was looking for…

On my first night in Melbourne I had a quick bite to eat – make that several small plates – at the Pelican.

I’ve never had a bum steer from Urban Spoon but this meal just didn’t do it for me.

The polenta coated crab cakes were a bad choice, methinks, and I haven’t been able to face crab since.

The patatas bravas were ok and the lamb was not as pink as one might have hoped for.