?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Review - Drake Eatery


Ryan Kennedy reckons this new Bondi spot is a keeper...



It’s hard to say what I like about Drake Eatery the most.



Just opened and already booked out, the light wood furnishings and grainy yellow floor scream beach, while dark wood highlights and floor-to-ceiling windows exude casual cool—it’s perfect for Bondi.



What’s more, Chef Ian Oakes named this beachside venture after his favourite protein, and the avenue his grandma lived on, where he learned his first recipes.



Beyond the style and sentiment there also is substance, evidenced by musky Chicken Liver Parfait ($16) with apple and rhubarb chutney and crumbs of pistachio; not to mention the...



...shards of bacon adorning pepita and thyme-strewn Roast Pumpkin ($12) with burnished sprouts—it’s simple cooking done very well.



My Swedish dining partner exclaims: “My Scandinavian palate is singing!” after one taste of the Tea-Smoked Ocean Trout ($18), the earthy baseline of celeriac ‘slaw and delicate trout punctuated by apple matchsticks and liquorice cream.



As you’d expect, the Roast Thirlmere Duck ($29) is perfectly cooked, served on a carrot puree sparked up with hot, fresh ginger. There’s even a lollipop of confit leg.



And faith in the staff is rewarded with dessert recommendations of nut and honeycomb-encrusted White Chocolate and Honeycomb Parfait ($14), and Ricotta Doughnuts ($12).



Knockout stuff.

Drake Eatery
Corner of Curlewis and Gould Streets, Bondi Beach
Ph: (02) 9130 3218


Click to add a blog post for Drake Eatery on Zomato

Tags:

Recent Posts from This Journal

  • Review - La Rosa

    It’s been three years since I last had the pleasure of dining in The Strand Arcade at La Rosa. It’s a slick and sophisticated spot,…

  • Suburban Gems: Campsie

    During one of my three recent reviews inside Clemton Park Shopping Village I noticed Natural Fresh Grocer. This is the third outlet for this…

  • Review - Restaurant Plage

    After discovering his French-Japanese cuisine at S’Age Bistronomy, I followed Chef Tomoyuki Usui to his first solo venture: Restaurant…