When you think of Lebanese culture and cuisine, it invokes thoughts of family gathered around the table, sharing their meals, listening to music, drinking, talking and having a great time together. This is what Head Chef Julian Cincotta is trying to re-create at Thievery.
Find the establishment’s neon sign on Glebe Point Road and you will be transported into an intimate yet modern restaurant with exposed brickwork, open bar, a rocking soundtrack and an exotic menu that gets the mouth watering.
Start your evening with the hummus and the unforgettable baba ganoush served with fresh, hot Lebanese bread before moving onto something more substantial. For a real culinary experience, you must try the Thievery nayyeh – a cross between traditional minced kibbe nayyeh and beef tartare. For those wanting to splurge, the wagyu beef just melts in the mouth and the Lebanese fried chicken – or LFC – is crispy on the outside and so tender on the inside. All the sauces served with the meals are creative and interesting.
PSST! If you just can’t decide what to eat, get excited about the feast menus!