Mexican and South American flavours rule at Tommy’s. This northern beaches spot is an elegant sequel to the Darlinghurst original, with intimate tables flanking both sides of the moodily-lit space. Owners David Cooper and Brett Ayton have tapped chef Ricardo Lemus – who’s done stints at top Mexican restaurants including Ensenada’s Manzanilla – for a menu of ceviches, tacos and share plates heroing NSW produce.

A romantic Friday night date is one way to experience Tommy's, but the versatile menu here screams feasting with friends. A keenly priced banquet option ticks of house favourites including chicken tinga empanadas, kingfish ceviche and a 500-gram rib eye steak for the table. Dessert could be churros with coconut gelato and dulce de leche mousse.

As at Darlinghurst, Cooper and Ayton are bringing a strong agave spirit game to Belgrave Street. Avocado-washed and pineapple-infused tequilas make their way into cocktails, alongside daily made syrups, cordials and juices. It's hard to look past the namesake, shaken with jalapeno-infused tequila, pineapple, agave and lime. If Margaritas are your thing, come for a bottomless lunch featuring spicy or classic Margs and a seven-dish menu from Wednesday to Sunday.

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Updated: November 30th, 2023

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