Freelance writing. Out of the urban clutter of the East and now situated on the Pittwater.
Published April 1st 2011
One of the lovely things about the Balnarring Village shopping centre is that its not overly commercial. There are not too many chops and its not a big shopping centre. Its a small friendly place that people in the district go to shop. Visitors too, when on holiday find it a relaxing and laid back spot to pick up provisions or have a bite to eat.
A new and well loved addition to this little village is the Red Hill Bakery, which already exists in Red Hill. Being able to partake in the same fare not quite so far away is great.
They have moved into the corner building along with a fresh produce shop and have created a minimalistic open spaced dining area with an open kitchen, so you can see all hard at work.
Outside, sits some great tables with umbrellas nestled in well. It is this little addition of character that makes it a mellow place to sit, chat and consume.
So what is it that people get to consume at the Red Hill Bakery? Well, there are pies and I mean pies. There are beef pies, all the varieties of beef. Then there are the other pies - the gourmet pies;
Duck and Wine Rabbit and Pinot
Chicken and Chardonnay Curried Goat and Lentils Roasted Root Vegetable
Beef and Burgundy
Now these are quite special. As is the strudel. There are great cakes and breads and they are all at Bakery Prices, which means if your on a day trip or holiday, that you can enjoy something quite special at relatively good prices, in a lovely spot or take your food to the beach.