In a way, Faraja’s globally inspired menu is a perfect example of modern Australian cuisine. The dishes might come from all over the world, but a love of international eating is a very local quality.

The menu is a mix of pots, plates and bowls, also known to most diners as starters, mains and sides. The difference at Faraja is that all dishes are designed to be shared, whether you’re ordering off the menu or opting for the chef’s choice.

From Italian arancini and French duck rillettes, to Vietnamese garfish and Asian prawn salad, there’s an eclectic mix of dishes that shouldn’t work together, but they just do.

The tables operate like small dinner parties. Large tables allow for the easy passing of plates while sharing dishes keeps things convivial. It helps that service is prompt and unobtrusive and the music low, so there’s no fighting for conversation over the usual restaurant din.

Though Faraja lends itself to big group dinners or date nights, there’s nothing stopping you from grabbing a seat at the bar with a bowl of olives and a glass from the mostly local wine list.

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Updated: October 6th, 2017

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