Relaxed and authentic Italian on Darby St
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Darby Street has for a long time been the go-to place for all your breakfast, lunch and dinner needs, amongst other things. And whilst you may have your favourite haunts, perhaps it’s time you crossed the road and tried something a little different.
Owners Nathan and Malin, took over the restaurant in early 2015 and have mixed things up, bringing their own style and way of dining to Darby St. Whilst an Italian theme is still pretty evident there is a new collection of dishes on the menu. We suggest giving the Beetroot & Ricotta Gnocchi with Blue Cheese, Rocket Pesto & Walnut a go, or perhaps the Fettuccine with Pork Belly, Chorizo Ragu & Sage, which is just a sample of what you can expect.
For lunch you can’t go past the Meatball Baguette with Parmesen & Fried Potato and for entrée most definitely the Pea & Mozzarella Arancini with Tartar Sauce.
Breakfast is just as memorable. Either keep it smallish with the Pumpkin, Fig & Walnut Loaf w/ Mascarpone or go all out with the House Smoked Salmon with Avocado, Ricotta, Poached Egg & Pistachio Dukkah on Toast.
To complement the brekky menu Malin, Nathan and the team have concocted their very own House-Made Ice Tea that comes complete with fresh fruit floating on top. This refreshing little beast is so full of flavour the only way it could get any better was if a few spirits were tipped in and it turned into a Long Island Iced Tea. But Nathan and Malin don’t encourage drinking at breakfast, yet anyway.
The super cosy interior has been extended out onto the street with the big old bar bench seats perfect for doing a bit of people watching along the always active Darby St. Also perfect for soaking up the morning rays or watching the sunset on hot summer nights.
Whatever your meal of need is, we recommend heading to Coal River & Co.