Paradise Road Kitchen
Paradise Road Kitchen is by David Owen and Gaudi Diaz, who also own American restaurant Paradise Road Diner. With this one, the influence is the great Australian tradition of the chicken shop.
The focus is definitely on the rotisserie, filled with roast lamb; herb-rubbed Italian pork shoulders and whole chickens from Vic’s Meats. The glass counter is filled with salads, sweets and snacks made from the duo’s family recipes. From Diaz’s mum there’s a soft-centred Spanish tortilla; from Owen and his family a tiramisu and an English bread-and-butter pudding.
Because it’s mostly takeaway orientated, the space itself doesn’t have the same homey vibes as the menu. The fit-out is, with the exception of a large chicken mural and a few wooden tables, pretty close to a classic chicken shop – rotisserie at the front, salads on view and not much else.