Flutes was a favourite restaurant of mine for dinner when it was at Leuwin Terrace and now that it is at the National Museum the restaurant has become my firm favourite for lunch. Judging by this lunchtime’s crowd, is also a favourite of ‘ladies who lunch’. Flutes occupies the Jubilee Room to the left of the museum’s main entrance in the oldest section in the National Museum that was originally opened to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee in 1887. The ambience is sophisticated. From the new menu, I had a delicious Queen Vic’s green pea soup, comfortingly presented with a bijou salmon croquette on a bed of crushed cooked peas, and a half dozen freshly shucked oysters from British Columbia accompanied by a lemon and apple sauce. Delicious as always.
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