9 May 2019

Pulp Kitchen

| Editor

Pulp Kitchen is an inner north eatery with an unfussed atmosphere. Slightly distressed café chairs and tables, polished concrete floors and muted browns create the landscape in which unpretentious waiting staff navigate the room, always friendly yet not intrusive. Pulp Kitchen owner and Maitre ‘D Daniel Giordani insists on creating a place that delivers honest, traditional style bistro food in a casual and comfortable environment. The open kitchen shares the space with the patrons–in a way communicating the fact that this is no show pony–and kitchen staff produce a menu that highlights all that is good about European food by staying close to its rural roots. The menu keeps it simple. Save for one or two dedicated starters such as paté or terrine, dishes are available as small or large, allowing patrons the flexibility to decide what they eat and in what order. Flavours do not deviate far from the expected French or Italian palates–and this is just fine, indicating that no identity crisis exists here. One may find traditional bouillabaisse with clams, mussels and poached fish, classic beef medallions with pommes frites and béarnaise sauce, or ricotta gnocchi with roast leeks, peas and sorrel; all perfect with sides of crusty bread, shoestring fries or green beans. Desserts include sophisticated offerings such as poached and grilled pears, with ginger crumble and liquorice ice cream, or a dark chocolate mousse with a crème de lait filled, orange ricotta beinget that will make one rethink their love of that deep fried fritter du jour, the cronut. A substantial wine list leaves nothing to chance, with a list of European wines that feature a solid French showing alongside some noteworthy Italian and Spanish labels. The Canberra district is also well represented, as are many great Aussie regions. Pulp Kitchen also opens for brunch on weekends, serving an array of European and Australian delights, from house made crêpes, French omelettes and beef tartare to soft-boiled eggs with toast soldiers.

Shop 1, Wakefield Gardens,
Ainslie Shops, Ainslie
02 6257 4334

Lunch Wed – Fri 12pm – 2pm
Dinner Tue – Sat 6pm – Late
Brunch: Sat – Sun 9am – 2.30pm
Book Online

Modern European
See menu

$16.0 – $34.0

Fully licensed
BYO bottled wine only
Corkage $5.0 per person

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