Dean St Townhouse and the wonderful Cay Tre and now I can add Ducksoup to the list. Stripped back, pared down almost to the point of shabbiness, Ducksoup reminds me of places I liked in Melbourne in the 90s, maybe along Brunswick Street or in St Kilda (as they were then). A turn-table and a stack of records greet you as you enter and they are more than happy for you to bring something from your own vinyl collection to play. A simple hand-written menu has limited but delicious sounding options - I went for the lamb chops, which were cooked to perfection, salty and with a wedge of lemon to squeeze over. Accompanying the incredibly delicious chops we shared pumpkin, spinach and goats curd, as well as courgettes cooked with mint & chilli - all top notch also. I loved the fact that there were no standard soft drinks available (Coke etc) but only ginger beer and Sicilian lemonade. Also loved the fact that booze was front and centre - and on any other day I would have partaken. I loved this place and definitely plan to come and prop up the bar one evening - plus I need to get me some more of those spectacular lamb chops!