Herringbone brings together the experienced hospitality trio of Ben McLeod, Quentin Whittle and Paul Tripodi, and they’re keeping the brief simple – serving well-portioned and flavoursome food at approachable price points to their diners.
The DIY fit-out is comfortable rather than flashy, with the two unassuming rooms supplemented by streetside dining.
The menu predominantly revolves around a series of uncomplicated share plates that reflect the restaurant’s philosophy and showcase the produce to best effect. Ortiz anchovies coated with herb crumbs are fried and served with a noteworthy green tartare sauce. The gorgeous well-caramelised potato gnocchi, separated by a huge wedge of beautifully roasted pumpkin, is elevated by chèvre, miso butter and chilli oil, providing sweet, spicy and sour counterpoints that balance out nicely. The kitchen smashes out the special of slow-roasted lamb shoulder to nearly every table, in what has surely become a signature dish driven by diner demand, and you can see why!
PSST! While there is a time limit on tables during busier services, the friendly staff will make sure your dining experience is at a comfortable pace.