Get toasty over some comfort food at Paddington’s Arrosto Bar and Grill
With the cooler change comes a brand new eatery that is set to plate up some true winter warmers. Arrosto Bar and Grill has kicked off trading in Paddington with the promise of some of the tenderest, Italian and Spanish-inspired slow-roasted cuisine available. When the cold wind blows it whispers one word – Arrosto.
Other than a warm doona, a cup of hot chocolate or a glass of mulled wine, nothing gives our cold bones life in winter quite like comfort food. With hearty cuisine on our minds, Arrosto Bar and Grill has seemingly arrived at an opportune time. Setting up shop in the space formerly occupied by the Paleo Cafe, Arrosto Bar and Grill (arrosto means ‘to roast’ in Italian) is a new eatery that specialises in all-day breakfast, energising Fonzie Abbott coffee and slow-roasted dishes with an Italian and Spanish twist. The space’s rustic atmosphere matches the cuisine, with exposed brick walls, polished concrete floors and rusted steel bar fronts evoking a casual worn-in vibe. Arrosto Bar and Grill has positioned itself as an approachable dining destination for families and locals looking for a casual night out, with genuinely wholesome fare on offer to cater to most tastes.
When we think of slow-roasted comfort food, we tend to imagine tender hunks of meat. Well, you can get that in spades at Arrosto Bar and Grill, with a soon to be unveiled dinner offering boasting the likes of baby back ribs in osso bucco style, finger-lickin’ duck wings, lip-smackin’ spatchcock and Black Angus porterhouse steaks. Spanish and Italian twists have been sprinkled throughout the menu, evidenced by dishes such as Monterey Jack cheese-stuffed jalapenos, barramundi chimichangas, tortilla bowls and a selection of red and white wood-fired pizzas. Early birds can already take advantage of the breakfast menu, which features light meals and sit-down classics including breakfast bruschetta, confit mushrooms and Tasmanian smoked salmon with soft herb scrambled eggs. The next few weeks will see Arrosto Bar and Grill offer tap wine served in carafes and beer chosen to complement the food.
Suddenly the impending chill doesn’t seem so bad. Find Arrosto Bar and Grill in the Stumble Guide for opening hours and contact information.
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