- Food & Booze
New Farm’s tastiest dining spot has a whole new menu!
09 May 2016
You know those places where you take one step in the door and feel instantly at home? New Farm gastropub Bitter Suite is one of those places, with a warm and welcoming atmosphere that makes you want to stay forever before you’ve even seen the menu. And with new owners at the helm, it’s better than ever, with a tasty new menu that will tempt you in to reintroduce yourself to the local fave. Situated on leafy Welsby Street, Bitter Suite is the perfect spot for any occasion – whether it’s a quiet morning coffee or an evening of craft brews and nibbles. Make the most of the shady location and grab a table outside, or head inside the historic building for a seat, surrounded by quirky wallpaper and rustic decor. They’ve even got plenty of space for functions– and it’s probably about time to book that work Christmas party, right? Even if you’ve been well acquainted with Bitter Suite in the past, you’ll want to stop by to check out their new menu, with a whole line up of dishes to test out for brunch, dinner and an all day menu. Take a long, leisurely lunch during the week and you’ll find a Suite feed awaiting you, with a drool-worthy Reuben sandwich stuffed with Wagyu pastrami, Edam, apple sauerkraut, dill mayo and pickles on rye sourdough, or the escabeche of cod, a salad that will win you over to both salad AND fish, with cured cod on a bed of greens and toasted Turkish. We, however, are supremely happy that their ploughmans board is on the all day menu, meaning we can tuck into for lunch or dinner – or maybe both. Piled with Wagyu pastrami, brie, soft boiled egg, bread paired with house made beetroot relish and pickles, it’s a feast worth sharing. If you’ve got more than just one or two hungry friends with you for dinner though, add a few other share plates like crumbed black pudding and saucy Peking duck pancakes. Not a fan of sharing? Try mains like pork cheek pappardelle and ‘TFC’ spatchcock on for size. For a chilled Sunday session, don’t miss their weekend pizza specials, with a scrumptiously creative $12 pizza on the menu every Sunday afternoon, perfect for pairing with Negroni or margarita. But only after you’ve had a hearty breakfast of lemon and ricotta pancakes with one of their epic shakes of course, with the morning menu available on weekends. It wouldn’t be much of a gastropub without the beer, right? But don’t worry, Bitter Suite have you more than covered there. There’s over 40 craft beers and ciders, a carefully selected wine list and an extremely generous range of cocktails that would have any swanky city bar shaking in its stilettoed boots. Not a New Farm local? Don’t worry, Bitter Suite is worth a trip across the city – and they’ve got plenty of street parking. You’ll find them at 75 Welsby Street, New Farm, open for brunch and dinner Tuesday to Saturday, and for brunch from 10am on weekends. Words by Ranyhyn Akui Keeping the G&G up to date with all the latest tasty tidbits requires a lot of double lattes and espresso martinis, so we occasionally need to give out some sponsored love. But rest assured that we only work with businesses that we think are really nifty, as the sponsor for this post is!