Mon-Wed noon-10pm, Thu-Sun noon-11pm
Start revving your tastebuds as you navigate the cobblestones of ACDC Lane - Pastuso will put them into overdrive, from the first cloud-like Pisco Sour to the last spiced pumpkin and sweet potato doughnut. It's a smart (and sometimes noisy) space: the neon art, fire in the open kitchen and separate ceviche bar all adding to the palpable buzz. Fleet-footed staff guide you through the tight Peruvian menu and complimentary wine list. Get started with beef carpaccio or ceviche de langostinos - buttery prawns in a yuzu broth, with cones of purple kohlrabi and smoked caviar for a next-level umami boost. Taste the fire on the barramundi or the smoked and roasted half-chicken, the skin lava-black, the tender flesh a contrasting white, served with a citrus salsa that makes your tongue vibrate like a tuning fork. Toasty vegetables get similar kicks from charred olives that taste like a savoury sherbet. This is an exhilarating culinary trek.