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Published August 3rd 2014
A culinary blast-from-the-past that canít be beaten
1. The concept
Escobar Kitchen & Bar's philosophy is simple: vol-au-vents, devilled eggs, prawn cocktail and cheese fondue are more nostalgic than naff. This is a place for reliving happy memories and sharing the '70s joy.
The old Queenslander cottage location is laid-back and welcoming (bookings are not required) and it is easy to linger either cosily inside by the bar or in the outdoor courtyard, playing board games with gusto as best of three, becomes best of five and so on.
The retro food is made for sharing, with smaller plates serving as perfect starters. Larger dishes such as fish pie and apricot chicken are hearty without being stodgy. And then there's the jaffles and delicious bread and butter pudding, both perfect winter warmers.
Lee, the lovely Alice and all the crew at Escobar certainly deliever upon the old saying "service with a smile."
Louis, Robb and the kitchen guys do amazing things with food, the chicken and couscous salad I ate was perfection!!! I have never eaten food that was like heaven with every bite before, and so reasonably priced! Well worth a visit!!!