Restaurant Reviews

Such and Such

"All of it is fun, not all of it is serious," reads the preface to Such and Such's on-the-pulse drinks list. "Also, all of it yum."
Such and Such restaurant in Canberra ACT. Photo of roasted dry-aged beef with tomato sauce.Cassie Abraham
220 London Cct, Canberra

“All of it is fun, not all of it is serious,” reads the preface to Such and Such’s on-the-pulse drinks list. “Also, all of it yum.” You could say the same about the free-wheeling cooking, too, which leaps across borders with whimsy. There’s a nod to the Levant in the slick of toum on crumpet-like sourdough flatbread; a gesture to Neapolitan acqua pazza in a brothy tumble of salmon, mussels, semi-dried tomatoes and al dente beans. Unthinkably juicy roast duck on the crown, meanwhile, owes as much to China and France as it does to Kylie Kwong, finished with blood plums and a resonant fish-sauce caramel. The concept, look and feel may well be loose-knit, but the vision is clear and the focus just as tight. Pilot’s more casual, colourful sequel has come in hot and, much like its older sibling, looks poised to become one of the Territory’s quintessential dining addresses.

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Such and Such
220 London Cct, Canberra
Malcolm Hanslow and Nick Peterson
Price Guide
Wheelchair Access
Opening Hours
Lunch Wed-Fri; Dinner Mon-Sat

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