Biggie Smalls Windsor
Due to open September 28
Windsor will soon be home to Shane Delia’s second Biggie Smalls venue (the first is in Colingwood, which opens in late-September. He wants the Chapel Street diner to be a place for everyone: those who want a drink or snack while they’re waiting for a table somewhere like Hawker Hall on Friday night, or for a kebab session before a Chapel Street bar hop on Saturday, or a quick, relaxed after-work meal mid-week.
“It’s quite clear people dining in Windsor don’t just like an easy feed, but a quality one,” Delia says. “That’s what we’re about – great ingredients and substantial food.”
Diners will recognise the same juicy meat perfected in Collingwood: lamb is marinated for two days, then slow-cooked for 12 hours.
The Chapel Street menu will mirror the one in the north, where a range of Middle Eastern-inspired wraps pay homage to rapper Notorious B.I.G.
Piggie Smalls is filled with pork belly, chilli jam, Kewpie mayo, pickled-carrot slaw and spring onions. The C. Wallace – a vegetarian option – is packed with flaxseed falafel, cucumber and smoked hummus.
The Windsor location is going to feel a lot more like a bar, with cocktails specific to that venue. One Love will be made with maple-infused bourbon, bitters and smoked blueberries. Back to the Bridge is made with tequila, pomegranate liqueur, Cointreau and sumac salt. The Four Pillars Gin and Juice will rotate flavours regularly. Beers from Brick Lane Brewing will be on tap.
There will also be menu items only available at Windsor. Such as the ODB wrap – a tribute to Wu-Tang Clan’s Ol’ Dirty Bastard – filled with pork and prawn shumai, hoisin mayo, pickled ginger slaw and chilli jam.