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Published October 26th 2016
Queen Vic's latest dining hotspot
Now open just a tiny stroll from the Queen Victoria Market, chef and restaurateur Scott Pickett has set up shop with Pickett's Deli & Rotisserie. The European-style deli is serving up a casual dining menu seven days a week as well as offering patrons the opportunity to try some of the best local produce and pair their meal with a great drop of wine.
Inside the newly opened Pickett's Deli and Rotisserie. Image provided.
Located on the corner of Elizabeth and Therry Street, Pickett's Deli & Rotisserie is an intimate space seating only 36 guests and features not just the rotisserie but a charcuterie station, and a floating communal island that gives the impression of dining in someone's home.
Diners will find everything from house-cured and smoked bacon slow-roasted overnight and carved in the morning as ordered, to the array of homemade preserves, pickles and vinegars lining the deli walls.
Charcuterie lovers, put this on your 'to dine' list; Pickett's is now open at the Queen Victoria Markets. Image:Provided.
If breakfast is your thing, Duke's coffee is waiting for you and the menu offers up Pickett's signature bacon and egg buttie, an assortment of fresh pastries and more. You'll find lunch options as well and in the evening the space transforms into a cosy wine bar with a bar menu including freshly shucked oysters, charcuterie boards and heartier options like crumbed lamb brains, Wagyu meatballs and more.
Newly open, Pickett's Deli & Rotisserie at the Queen Victoria Market. Image:The Ideas Library
Heading up the kitchen is Aaron Brodie, transferring over from Pickett's north-side restaurant Estelle Bistro. And for perfectly matched wines, Estelle by Scott Pickett's sommelier, James Dossen has curated a wine list of 20 bottles available by the glass.
It's an ideal date night spot or the perfect place to grab a bite before or after you venture into the markets.