Duende

Menu

Features

dine at the bar
good for groups
late night dining
licensed
open late
takes reservations
Spanish

Duende has been producing its own suave mix of Spanish food and drinks since 2003. Big-flavoured tapas are teamed with a drinks menu covering Spanish sherries, wines, beers and digestives, plus a broad selection from Australia, New Zealand and other European regions.

The vibe is lively but relaxed, with plenty of tables inside and out, and a large central bar with stools. Walk-ins are welcome at the bar.

On the weekend, groups should book ahead to guarantee a table. Dishes include prawn and chorizo paella balls, and garlic prawns with romesco and jamon dust. House cocktails don’t buck the theme; there’s an amontillado sherry Martini and a fino sherry Mojito.

Duendé isn’t just a night-time haunt, though. Get your Spanish fix at any hour – it’s open for breakfast and cafe con leche every day. Doughnut balls are a signature treat.

At night they come with chocolate sauce and condensed-milk ice cream, and for breakfast you can have them with custard, strawberry salsa, berry coulis and peanut-butter ice cream.

The breakfast menu includes plenty of hearty options, including a pulled-pork brioche bun with sides. Pair it with a house-blend coffee, organic tea or a cheeky mocktail, such as the Choc-Chilli Martini.