Gerrale Street Kitchen
This is what a neighbourhood restaurant looks like these days. There are no chequered tables, family portraits or mains under $20. Instead there’s an acclaimed chef, a wood-fired oven and an expensive fit-out.
Like many Feros Group venues, the inspiration for this particular neighbourhood game-changer is the casual dining scene in the US, specifically Gjelina, a trendy Italian-influenced restaurant in LA.
Like there, there’s a lot going on here. Half of the venue features a takeaway section with salads; sandwiches; roast meats and locally roasted coffee.
The other has tables overlooking a bar and the wood-fired oven. Out of that comes homemade flat breads; whole chickens with chimichurri and pickled peppers; and lamb-shoulders soft enough to eat with a spoon. Otherwise, executive chef Simon Sandall (ex-Solotel) focuses on refined versions of what you’d expect at an old-school neighbourhood joint – cheeseburgers; fish and chips; pasta; and steak.
A few of those dishes may even look out of place because the fit-out here, from Humphrey and Edwards (which also did Chiswick), is as light, airy and prim as they come in this area.
Drinks straddle both identities – cheaper commercial beers are next to Aus crafts, fruity cocktails and Australian wines, some of which are on tap.
We do not seek or accept payment from the cafes, restaurants, bars and shops listed in the Directory – inclusion is at our discretion. Venue profiles are written by independent freelancers paid by Broadsheet.