Mrs Brown's Bar & Kitchen
This Newstead bar goes the distance to make you feel at home.
Mrs Brown's Bar and Kitchen isn't doing things by halves. The Newstead bar had the aim to provide a relaxed bar and restaurant offering to the neighbourhood when it opened in 2017, a 'home away from home' experience. And it's doing everything possible to please its diners. In fact, the menus are almost overwhelming in their diversity.
Let's start with drinks first. There are close to 80 wines from across the country and overseas, rotating craft beers on tap, top shelf spirits and a dozen cocktails.
The food menu also takes a broad strokes approach. It's designed to share and is split between bar snacks, salads, mains and sides. Culinary influences are varied: Indian paratha bread is served stuffed with haloumi or spiced lamb mince, or as a taco shell holding roasted pork and kimchi. There's also dumplings, a charcuterie board, Korean fried cauliflower, osso bucco massaman curry and rotisserie chicken. Plus pizzas made to order by Gianni's Kitchen across the road and gelato courtesy of nearby La Macelleria Gelateria. It might seem confusing at first but view it as a collection of homestyle favourites elevated to restaurant status. Pendant lights, dark wood and greenery provide warmth to the warehouse fit-out.