Never trust a charlatan or chunky fries described as ‘skinny’, right? Forget everything you’ve learnt and head to Bondi Junction’s newest underground bar.
The Charlatan ($17) is one of their signature cocktails; with vodka, rhubarb bitters, cinnamon-infused agave and lime juice, it’s a tonic you’ll want to self-medicate with.
Their Skinny Fries ($8) with bacon, jalapenos and melted cheese are like a Mexican version of poutine, and seriously better than those ‘Lord’ proclaiming fries.
Buns ($15/3) are tight – but not in flavour, with fillings like crab, spicy chicken and chicken liver parfait...
...and the Spring Wings ($12) are devilishly drool-worthy.
Word of warning: the Lobster Macaroni Bake ($28) is heavy – a frying pan-sized dish of lobster chunks, mascarpone, chorizo and sun-dried tomatoes.
You’ll probably need to wash it down with a refreshingly tart Belladonna ($17) which drinks like a Pisco Sour with tea-infused agave.
Not only is this underground speakeasy serving up tasty treats and cocktails, it also has its own music venue out back – the Jam Gallery. It’s a gallery and fashion space, eatery, and nightclub with room for 400 people.
You could say the ex-pharmacist owner, Peter Wright, is a bit of an overachiever, or you could say this is just what Sydney needs.
Spring Street Social
110 Spring Street, Bondi Junction