Eastside Kitchen + Bar in Chippendale’s Kensington Street precinct is an immersive experience. Drawing on Chef Stanley Wong’s revered international career – including at numerous Michelin starred restaurants and Hong Kong’s famed Mandarin Oriental Hotel – Eastside Kitchen + Bar presents a global perspective with a local approach.
Stepping inside the dramatic Eastside Kitchen + Bar you’re instantly immersed in the urban-luxe space. Exposed brick walls and the statement-making arched windows of the historic Old Rum Store building have been effortlessly combined with sleek finishes including the leather panelled-bar, custom bronze light fixtures, herringbone flooring and steel and leather chairs. Finished with an imposing 10-metre mural by Belgian-born graffiti artist Caratoes, Eastside-Kitchen + Bar hints at New York style warehouses while capturing the essence of new-school Australian dining.
As I sit and take in the space, I can’t help but look around at what everyone else is eating. Plates full of colour, freshness and wonder. Everything that left the kitchen, I wanted!
Plate after Plate!
Let’s not forget the cocktails! I loved my activated charcoal cocktail!
Now let’s talk about ‘FIRE AND ICE’, that is the IT dessert on the menu! Words can’t describe how amazing this massive platter is! Something for everyone on this plate. I think nearly every table at one on it! We all had food envy when it came out to someone’s table.