Now Head Chef at Gunners Barracks, Nathan Darling (ex-Sails on Lavender Bay) is serving up food that matches the views – clean, bright and breathtaking. Here, diners can enjoy a decadent morning or afternoon tea or a contemporary weekday lunch. The ambience is all class and the staff know their food and wine very well.
The lunchtime à la carte menu is driven by the best in seasonal produce. To start, try the pan-fried duck and pork rillette, with pickled red cabbage, grain mustard and chargrilled sourdough bread. Earthy, smoky and flavour-packed, the pickled cabbage cuts through the richness of the dish. By far the prettiest dish is the warm Ora smoked salmon, globe artichoke puree, baby vegetables and Avruga caviar – and oh-so-delicious too. Try the pork belly for main course. Twice cooked and served on a bed of Chinese broccoli with hoisin dressing, this is a beautifully seasoned dish.
PSST! Dine out on the enclosed terrace, and soak in the city and harbour views.