Kensington Street Social was founded by English chef Jason Atherton, who opened more than 15 restaurants between 2010 and 2015. He stepped away from the project in April 2018 and a re-brand is in the works. For now, though, things are much the same.

The venue was always run by Sydney people anyway - the crux of the culinary vision is by Robert Daniels (ex-Coogee Pavilion) and Tony Gibson (Manly Pavilion).

The breakfast menu is short and faintly reflects Atherton's British identity. There's mackerel omelette with spring onion and bacon; poached rhubarb with spelt granola; and a bacon-and-egg brioche roll with HP sauce. The breakfast drinks section is almost more interesting. It features a virgin Bloody Mary and Long Island Iced Tea alongside two smoothies, one containing beetroot juice.

Pop in later to take advantage of the two-course express lunch deal, which includes a matched wine from sommelier Lindsay Carr. He has a penchant for the new-school makers such as Patrick Sullivan, Jamsheed and Koerner.

Later still, you'll choose from snacks and starters; the venue's signature sourdough flatbreads; and a catch-all section titled "Meat, Fish and Shellfish". Expect umami-rich foods that cherry-pick key ingredients from Japan, Italy and beyond. See: kale, chilli, nashi pear and bottarga; or Wagyu with miso butterscotch.

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Updated: October 2nd, 2018

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