The garage is the thinking man’s shed. A protected natural habitat to drink endless beer, eat burgers and make illogical bets. Where the flat screen TV, sports-related and fast car talk, reign supreme.
It’s these very habitants who’ll most approve of the new souped-up, fully sick diner that’s this week roared into financial town. Turning an old Bridge Street garage into a design-led dining paradise for boys and girls to cuddle up on the back seats of Chevys.
You can tuck into Latino and US delights thanks to Argentine-born chef Oscar Gorosito (formerly of acclaimed Las Tortillas de Gabino, Madrid). The kitchen revs it up a gear with Brazilian kiss peppers taking guac n chips into a lane of its own, empanadas are mighty fine new editions, as are the garlic pepper prawns licked by flame with exploding tomatoes. Following closely behind are wagyu sliders, smokey sauced ribs, Mississippi beans and baby fry baskets of triple cooked wedges.
Expect a grand prix environment fine tuned by plenty of design decisions; beer taps are mechanic tools, plane spotters look skyward to spot a rare Messerschmitt car suspended from the ceiling, whilst bar stools are made from steering wheels and the walls make for flamboyant spectator sport murals.
You won’t want to take your foot off the culinary pedal – a final desert lap is a lot more fun with a few extra passengers in tow. Just don’t be bringing any back seat drivers.
Bridge Street Garage
17-19 Bridge Street Sydney 2000
T: 02 9351 93932
Lunch Monday and Tuesday – 12-5pm
Lunch and dinner – Wednesday thru to Saturday 12pm until late