Chefs Jo Ward and Michelle Powell are the duo behind the stoves, and they have previously clinked pans together at other venues. With fierce concentration on their faces, they create cheery, carefree bistro dishes. Roars of laughter and eruptions of conversation fill the air in this open dining space that tips a hat to French-bistro style.
The two chefs focus on simple flavours, considered selection and marriage of ingredients, and appropriate cooking methods to deliver quality dishes. The king prawn beignets are a popular favourite. A golden fritter-like outer encases the soft prawn mousse centre, and four of these tasty delights are served up with cucumber, iceberg lettuce and a chilli aioli. The go-to dish is the spanner crab omelette. Slicing into the omelette will reveal lovely pieces of crabmeat, which is served with broccolini to lessen the guilt of the dish’s decadence.
PSST! Be patient, as this place can get very busy, with staff kept on their toes.