Kettle & Tin
Fans of Asa Boardman’s graffiti will instantly recognise Kettle & Tin as the artist/restaurateur’s second hospitality pursuit. The breezy restaurant is branded with his distinctive artwork, sketched and sprayed all over its timber panel walls, plus that of other local artists.
The inventive menu includes Jamaican ginger bread with orange and poppy seed cream cheese; cobia kedgeree with coriander; and chicken waffles with maple butter. Lunch takes in burgers and pastas.
Blessed with both a sun-drenched verandah and an intimate dining room, this is one of few Given Terrace venues to keep its doors open after dark. Dinner takes the form of bite-sized appetisers and larger share-plates. The sweet potato chips with peri peri mayo and the seven-spice squid both come recommended.
Alcohol, though, is Kettle & Tin’s real life force. The bar opens with a “hair of the dog” beverage list at 10am, serving sessionable beers, sloshing jugs of sangria, alfresco cocktails, and a quintet of Bloody Marys. If you can only try one, make it the Rosa Maria, a inventive blend of pisco, cabernet sauvignon, vermouth, rosemary and Tabasco.