La Luna Bistro
La Luna does beef and does it well, but there’s more to this small but much-loved long-standing restaurant in Rathdowne Village owned by accomplished chef, and now TV personality, Adrian Richardson. Richardson is highly regarded for the quality of the house-aged beef he serves but there are always a number of other meats on offer, with items like crackling-wrapped pork, house-made cotechino sausage, house-made fromage de tête fish of the day, duck or the generous lamb shoulder to share for two or more people.
This isn’t the place to bring your vegetarians friends, but if you are an omnivore, the laidback decor, of bare wood, cloth napkins and artwork that outlines the various cuts of beasts, instills a comfort and anticipation of the charcuterie experience ahead. Service has the know-how to back up Richardson’s passion and the wait staff move quickly and efficiently in the often-crowded room. Relaxed quality seems to be the ethos at La Luna and things don't seem to be changing.