Cravings embraced and rules bent at Kogarah Clubhouse newbie, Blake St Kitchen

We all deserve to indulge our cravings from time to time. Sometimes it’s a T-Bone and craft beer at 11:00 a.m. Sometimes it’s caramelized fruits & maple syrup pancakes with Proseco for a mid afternoon reward. Whenever you get a hankering, Blake St Kitchen; a new streetfront cafe, come bar, come restaurant in the recently relaunched Kogarah Clubhouse has you covered. There’s no judgement here!

That sassy fever catches on as soon as you enter the Kogerah Clubhouse which offers a unique and fun mix of dining and entertainment options for locals and visitors alike. Its clubhouse DNA but with a fresh face that appeals. Whether you enter at street level or from the clubhouse, it’s hard to resist a cheeky tipple at the adjacent Clubhouse Bar. Kick off with a refreshing burnt orange caipiroska or negroni as you peer through large glazing panels into the unique dining space that awaits.

Blake St Kitchen gives a modern art deco inspired aesthetic, with strong curved tile elements, simple but strong geometrics and a warm pastel colour scheme. It’s relaxed but cosmopolitan and transitions from day to night with ease. Every dining scenario is catered for here with a variety of long feasting shared tables, elevated seating with palm filled planters and cosy nooks for casual eating.


Chef Mark Ramos’ modern Australian menu offers all day breakfast, classic club meals and gastro pub fare. You’ll be tempted to start with the salt and pepper calamari; an Australian favourite and as delicate and flavoursome as you’ll find. Or maybe the finger licking goodness of spicy buffalo wings and ranch dressing has your name all over it. Either matches well with a sweet bubbly glass of NSW’s Copabella Prosecco and your starting to find your happy place.

Don’t miss the fish of the day; today, a delicately baked salmon fillet served with rosemary garlic potatoes, a summer salsa, tartare and balsamic glaze.

salmon fillet

If you have a taste for land over sea, try the 300gm T-bone with a side of cauliflower salad including kale, haloumi, pomegranates and cumin yoghurt. Enjoy with with the fresh, floral flavours of the Margaret River Puppet Master Pinot Noir, or one of the craft beers; a Balter Strong Pale Ale perhaps.

Why stop now? Finish with the indulgent Super Sundae served with vanilla ice cream, crushed chocolate & chocolate syrup. Your inner child will thank-you as that happy and rewarded feeling settles in.
In love, the heart wants what the heart wants. In food? so does the palette! Thankfully, Blake St Kitchen has everything you could want for, and even better, when you want it.

Blake St Kitchen
254 Railway Parade, Kogarah
Opening Hours
Sun – Sat: 7am-11pm

About the author

Mike is a designer who's ‘all about the senses’. His background in brand experience and spatial design has led to the creation of numerous retail, hospitality, residential and even educational environments - both at home in Australia and internationally over the past 25 years. He passionately believes that to create memorable experiences – every sense needs to be considered thoroughly and designed with an intention to take people on a journey. Always keen to learn more, Mike is inspired by new combinations, tastes and adventures – It doesn’t have to be 5-star but it does have to indulge the 5 senses.