Kettle and Tin: Casual Dining & Social Degustation | FOOD & DRINK
Posted on September 12, 2012 by Caitlin Archard
Much to the delight of Paddington locals and those on the hunt for the perfect café atmosphere, Kettle and Tin has opened recently, replacing the old Pandemonium Café on Given Terrace. Diners can expect a comfortable, casual vibe, gathered from the open, airy and bright interior that emulates the beachside. There are also quirky touches of hand-drawn artwork, ladder chandeliers and handmade pillows.
Paddington’s newest addition – and it seems we’ve been saying that a lot lately with restaurants and cafes popping up every few weeks in the leafy suburb – Kettle and Tin is the brother to Ponycat in New Farm and is also run by Asa Boardman. Co-owner Asa spoke to Taste before the opening of the café, saying ‘the fare is similar to Ponycat, but with a bit more finesse as there is a larger kitchen to play with.’ In the kitchen, chef Frazer Henderson works to create an array of dishes that will catch your eye and have you salivating, such as mulled poached pear with fig granola, soaked oats and natural yoghurt and French toasted banana bread with vanilla bean icecream, caramel sauce and toasted walnuts.
While Kettle and Tin is open for breakfast and lunch, they also offer an evening service Thursday through to Sunday – transforming into a hip bar. Although a few heartier dishes are on the menu, the evening service centres on the joy of sharing food and makes a fresh take on the degustation concept with casual, delicious and easy food designed to share. Team your shared plates with wine and an extensive cocktails list, so extensive there are seven Bloody Marys to choose from.
Kettle and Tin is located at 215 Given Terrace, Paddington, and is open Monday to Wednesday 6.30am to 4.00pm, Thursday to Saturday 6.30am to midnight, and Sunday 6.30am until late.