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Town
Modern Australian
  • 33 Byron St,
    Bangalow, NSW
  • (02) 6687 1010,
    townbangalow.com.au
  • Lunch daily 12.15pm-2.30pm

    Dinner Thu-Sat 7pm-10pm

Town
-28.686337,153.524512

What a happy place this is. With the bright paintings and colourful cord flexes on the pendant lights and the geniality of the welcome, it's easy to think you've stumbled into a cheerful café (which half the premises is, with low-key dining downstairs by day and fine dining upstairs by night). But don't be fooled into thinking all this charm is a substitute for polish. Far from it. The six- to seven-course dégustation designed by Karl and Katrina Kanetani - chefs with Quay, Pier, Est and more on their CVs - simply sings. A dewy smoked tomato consommé opens, followed by the imaginative likes of pork paired with katsuoboshi and broccoli. The wines are matched thoughtfully - ask for small pours if you want to commit the entire experience to memory. Try to find room for Katrina's unrivalled desserts - rosemary panna cotta, baked strawberries and chocolate soil, say - which perform a well-practised dance between sweet and savoury.

 


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • Dégustation $85

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Private room
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Karl & Katrina Kanetani

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