In a nutshell: Global flavours with an Aussie brasserie twist
Summing it all up: Turkish brunch (with optional vegemite) in the morning or Korean chicken cooked in a wood-fired oven in the evening, and steaks and lobsters too - if you’re after seriously global flavours then Antipodea's latest spot will be just the job.
It’s been about a year since globally flavoured Aussie all-day brasserie Antipodea set up shop in Kew’s old post office, but now they’re on the move again, this time to similarly leafy Richmond.
New for this premises will be a hefty robata grill, which they’ll be using to churn out steaks and lobsters, plus a wood-fired oven, and a charming Thameside location so you can stroll to your heart’s content post-feed.
Brunch looks to be going down the Middle Eastern route, so expect Turkish poached eggs with toasted pide and hot chilli butter with optional vegemite, while later in the day there’ll be ground chuck steak burgers and spiced cauliflower steaks with a summer pea and caviar lentil salad.
Evening time, things change up a bit, with their robata grill barbecuing away, plus the wood-fired oven which will be not only producing seasonal pizzas, but other plates too such as a gorgeous-sounding wood roasted Korean chicken, served with kimchi and gochujang ketchup.
The puds look decent too - chocolate souffle with sugary Iranian candyfloss, pashmak, plus sticky fig pudding with coconut and salted caramel.
A strong contender for a pre-Richmond Park fuel stop.
More about Antipodea
Where is it? 30 Hill Street, Richmond, TW9 1TW
When does it open? December 2017