October 16, 2017

Nine Adelaide Sister Restaurants Doing It For Themselves

Got a ragingly successful restaurant and an overflow of customers? Enter kid sister offshoots, giving you a taste of the parent kitchen’s highlife, often for a fraction of the cost. We’ve rounded up some of Adelaide’s finest kitchen spinoffs. Happy eating.

MANGIA, MANGIA!

MANGIA, MANGIA! 

The food truck baby of popular Italian eatery Andre’s Cucina, MANGIA, MANGIA! is the on-the-road version of your nonna’s cooking. Their signature hand-made gnocchi with six-hour slow braised lamb is honestly life changing and will have you feeling like the smuggest festival go-er this side of Rome. If your dedication to gnocchi doesn’t extend to festival hopping – you can hire the team for your own function.

 

Got a ragingly successful restaurant and an overflow of customers? Enter kid sister offshoots, giving you a taste of the parent kitchen’s highlife, often for a fraction of the cost. We’ve rounded up some of Adelaide’s finest kitchen spinoffs. Happy eating.

Pink Moon Deli

Pink Moon Deli

From the creative team that wedged a delightful log cabin-esque bar into a former four-metre service alley on Leigh Street (winning a slew of awards in the process), comes an even more compact experience in Pink Moon Deli. Serving up mouth-watering toasted sandwiches, salads and Australian classics (hello Golden Gaytime) from a tiny kitchen, Pink Moon Deli is the perfect spot for a flyby mid-week lunch grab or casual after work drinks. If you’re lucky (and fast) you can nab a few of the limited seats available.

17A Leigh Street, Adelaide

pinkmoondeli.com

Bistro Blackwood

Bistro Blackwood

Struggling to scrounge the cash to indulge in Gourmet Traveller’s ‘Australian Restaurant of the Year’, Orana? Now you can experience the creativity of chef-of-the-moment, Jock Zonfrillo, in a more casual (read: affordable) setting with Orana’s new little sister, Bistro Blackwood. What can patrons expect? “We’ll serve a seasonally evolving menu with daily specials drawing from the same indigenous ingredients and techniques that we bring to life at Orana. It’s the same style, but more approachable and there’ll even be something for kids,” said Zonfrillo, in a press release. Run, don’t walk.

285 Rundle Street, Adelaide

bistroblackwood.com.au

ULC

ULC

It was not uncommon to see a line-up of cult like devotes out the door of Lucky Lupita’s flagship store in Bedford Park back in the day – so fans of traditional Mexican will be overjoyed that the restaurant has a sister tucked away off Rundle Mall. Serving a similar explosion of texture and flavours that made its predecessor famous, ULC (short for United Latino Cocina) will have any taco devotee on their knees, praying to the altar of Frida.

14-16 Francis Street, Adelaide

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Kutchi Deli Parwana

Kutchi Deli Parwana

Framed as the second chapter to the wildly popular Thebarton restaurant Parwana, Kutchi Deli Parwana is serving up Afghan style street food from their lush (and totally instagrammable) shopfront in the city’s east end. While you daydream about your future home’s colour scheme, you can munch on their famed steamed dumplingscalled mantu (we recommend fried with the lamb mince topping) or Parwana’s signature eggplant dish, Banjan Borani. Run by the children and partners of Parwana’s owners – you can expect the same hospitality and warmth you have come to love from the original. Plus, they have an online order form for those unable to luxuriate in a long lunch.

No. 7 Ebenezer Place, Adelaide

kutchi.com.au

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