216 Commonwealth Street Surry Hills, New South Wales 2010
|Opening hours||D Tues-Sat; group bookings only (5 or more)|
|Features||Accepts bookings, Bar, Licensed, Wheelchair access|
|Prices||Moderate (mains $20-$40)|
|Chef||Ben Milgate, Elvis Abrahanowicz|
|Payments||eftpos, AMEX, Visa, Mastercard|
|Phone||02 9212 7766|
Dinner at this box-sized funhouse is like one big, very loud party with both the music and the lively crowd turned up to full blast. The food, however, is a lot more interesting than you’ll find at most parties. Even when tattooed rockabilly owners, Ben Milgate and Elvis Abrahanowicz, aren’t in residence, you can feel their influence on the dudey, Latin-influenced tapas menu. Pork sausage, chilli sauce and pickles wrapped in lettuce is very much a recipe for a good time, as are mussels, palm hearts, black beans and chilli. You may find yourself adding to the clamour, as you shout the praises of velvety pork belly, pickled celery, radish and romesco, or the lamb neck, silky, marinated eggplant and padron peppers. Before you split, do try the split - the ‘Banana Split’, that is - cream flan, banana marshmallow, and dulce de leche ice-cream.
And … Chef's menu is available for groups of four and reads like a love letter to Argentina.
Vibe Light, bright, fun and modern.
Best bit Food with big flavours.
Worst bit It’s din versus dinner.