A self-styled Australian gastropub, Augustus serves sophisticated versions of comfort foods like fish and chips, sausage rolls and meat pies. The dining room is stylishly decorated and artfully lit, the food is beautifully plated and presented, and portions are substantial in size.
Meat dishes are all made with high-quality Australian meats, including kangaroo. The sausage roll is particularly good - wrapped in flaky pastry and served with mushrooms in a creamy sauce. The pate de campagne seems meatier than the typical Tokyo version of this dish, and it's complemented by crunchy diced turnips and excellent home-made bread. Meat pies, fish and chips, salads, side dishes - pretty much everything we've tried here has been hearty and satisfying, with interesting creative touches.
The well-assembled drinks list is strong on Australian wines, but not limited to them. Wines start at around Y3,000 per bottle, ranging up to Y30,000 if you're in the mood to splurge. There are usually a half dozen or so wines available by the glass, and a couple of Australian craft beers by the bottle. Budget around Y4000-6000 for dinner with drinks.
This book will introduce you to more than twenty of Japan's favorite specialty foods that are less well known abroad, along with a guide to the best places in Tokyo to try them and expert tips on what to order. From Bento.com.