Peel St Kitchen opens in South Brisbane
They’ve cooked in some of the world’s best restaurants and now husband-and-wife team Angelo and Angela Velante have settled back in Brisbane to open their brand-new venture, Peel St Kitchen.
Standing proud in the crook between West End and South Bank, Peel St Kitchen carries the casual air of a mate’s place, where guests are welcome to drop by any time of day for a bite and a beer. But that’s where the comparison stops, for the fare dished up at this South Brisbane locale is top-notch, lovingly prepared by some seriously qualified chefs. Owners Angelo and Angela Velante have spent the past 15 years perfecting their art in restaurants across Europe and Australia, and now they’ve poured their time and talents into the new project on Peel Street.
The Velantes have taken fragments of inspiration from their combined heritage and world travels, and merged them effortlessly to create a quirky all-day dining destination. Their mothers’ faces watch on from a giant mural handpainted by local artist Gus Eagleton, while tropical plants climb up the walls and the glittering bar beckons with all its temptations.
The modern-Australian menu features a Southeast Asian bent, offering standouts like free-range, organic steamed pork buns and Cape Grim rump off the lava stone chargrill. Large plates are designed to share, enticing guests with options like a duo of salt-bush lamb, free-range organic Gooralie pork belly with crunchy salad and chilli caramel lechon sauce, and coeliac-friendly vegan crepes packed with salt-and-pepper tofu, coconut and herbs. Bubble-tea-style cocktails and a solid collection of draught beers, ciders and wine round out the Peel St Kitchen experience.
Peel St Kitchen
35 Peel Street, South Brisbane
Ph: 0449 800 655
Open: Monday to Sunday 7:00 am to 10:00 pm
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