Sebastiaan de Kort and Kevin Docherty’s Paddington restaurant will reopen for dinner service from Saturday, May 16, and will then operate Thursday to Saturday with a $50 minimum spend per diner. Fridays and Saturdays will run a 6pm and an 8.15pm sitting. A credit card number, and the names and contact numbers of all diners is required to secure the table. The restaurant is currently not taking walk-ins. To book, call (07) 3217 6116 and leave your name, contact number and preferred date and time, or visit opentable.com.au.
Nota, which is Latin for “familiar” serves approachable, recognisable dishes that still boast an elevated element.
The 50-seater restaurant is share-plate dining only, and dishes here intentionally steer away from anything too trend-driven. Share-plates include quail from Brisbane Valley Quail served on sweetcorn polenta with charred corn, burnt hazelnuts and beef jus; a sandwich built with house-baked buns, tempura market fish and house-made tartare sauce; and a seasonal chopped salad that with peaches, plums and celery seed vinaigrette.
The wine focuses on local and European small-batch producers. There's a lager and Pacific ale on tap accompanying a list of bottled and canned beers.
The classic approach to food is reflected in the redesign. Nota features dark brown leather furnishings alongside exposed-brick walls.