Seasonal, local, sustainable, and at the end of the street!
Being at the end of my street is not the only reason to love Drake Eatery, but it is a bonus. Drake have a great ethos of using seasonal, local and sustainable produce, and cooking it superbly. So it’s a great place to take my overseas visitors to.
Lyndsay and I start with oysters in a simple viniagrette, and then we help out Pauline with the wonderfully chewy sourdough bread and a soft, rich chicken pate.
Time for the mains
We choose to have a main each. Pauline tucks into a tasty tea smoked alpine salmon, with miso baked tulips and horseradish. Lyndsay takes on the large serving of pork jowl with master stock, quince, hatsuka radish and horseradish. And I devour the the pan roasted duck with beetroot, chicory, and charred blueberries. We wash it all down with a really nice Pinot Noir from Patagonia, Argentina!
We finish ourselves off with a cheese board of fine cheeses and quince, marmalade and prunes. The cheeses are Binorie ash goats cheese, a french comte, a Victorian white rind, and a Victorian blue. More than we really need but we don’t want to skip any of them. Good thing its a one minute walk home.
Best bits: the service, the salmon
Worst bits: should’ve ordered more oysters
Where am I? Drake Eatery, Cnr Curlewis St and Gould St, Bondi Beach 2026, NSW, Australia. drakeeatery.com.au