PHIL’S KITCHEN

Neat Meat Best New Met­ro­pol­i­tan Restau­rant

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BEST NEW MET­RO­POL­I­TAN RESTAU­RANT

Tucked away in the Kings­land shops, Phil’s Kitchen is the neigh­bour­hood bistro ev­ery­one wishes was in their hood. The af­fa­ble Phil Clark (above) can be glimpsed work­ing his magic in the semi-open kitchen as you dine, and he’ll also ap­pear at the bar as you leave, to thank you for com­ing and chat about what you liked. His French part­ner, Ma­rine Peyregne, works the floor ex­pertly, at once friendly and pro­fes­sional, and happy to ad­vise on what to drink with Clark’s gor­geous food. The dishes are rooted in clas­sic tech­nique, but have a lovely light­ness and sense of whimsy about them. Don’t miss the vel­vety veloutes, poured at the ta­ble over de­light­ful melanges of sea­sonal in­gre­di­ents – per­haps potato with soft egg, buck­wheat and onion puree; or cau­li­flower blan­ket­ing golden raisins, blue cheese and crou­tons. On Wed­nes­days, they do three cour­ses for $50 – out­stand­ing value for this level of cook­ing. 479 New North Rd, Kings­land, ph: 09-849 7741 Lunch Wed-fri, din­ner Tues-sat; mains $35-$39.50 IN BRIEF Lovely neigh­bour­hood bistro with beau­ti­ful food

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