Does Cubby’s live up to its hype and long queues? YAAASS.
Modern Lebanese food, from one of the owners of Toko: I’ve been wanting to try this one.
In some ways, it’s similar to a lot of the new Aussie restaurants: share plates, big flavours and grilled and smoky flavours. But the difference here is that this touch is applied to Lebanese food.
And it’s absolutely delicious. The smoked labne was so tasty.
Grilled burnt corn, only for $6, was astonishing.
Pastries with meat inside are always a hit with me… coming just after dumplings as a favourite food group.
One of the specials of the day were these incredible grilled king prawns, as succulent and sweet as can be.
And all this and knafeh, the delicious cheese custardy Middle Eastern dessert, which I first tried from the Knafeh food truck and now will never be the same…
Service, mainly from a waiter from Strassbourg, was both efficient and friendly, and the wine was fine. We didn’t love being at a shared table, sandwiched between some other parties (with the distance across the table just a little too wide, meaning we had to raise our voices to chat).
But this is amazing food in a buzzy atmosphere. It’s called a ‘pop-up’ so I don’t know how long it will be here, though it sounds like they’ll be trying to make it permanent in another venue nearby. Bigly recommendation from here.