As I am, for the time being, an Ainslican (Note the the hate mailers: no longer in Turner, haven’t been for some time now, please update your records), I went to Pulp Kitchen for dinner last night when I had an event to celebrate.
They style themselves as a “European Brasserie”. While I’m not entirely sure what that means, I can tell you what you get.
They do relatively simple, but excellent quality, ingredients, well chosen, and well cooked.
I had lamb shanks (off the bone) with beans and mash. My date had a beef salad with walnuts, pear, and gorgonzola.
Both were superb.
For desert we had saffron custard trifles with plum jelly which were both novel and delicious.
With a $29 bottle of Taltarni Brut the whole dinner for two came to $110 (but we did skip entrees).
Almost everything on the menu is available as either an entree or a main, which makes ordering nice and easy.
But where they really shine is the service.
No-one hassled us as we ate, and yet whenever we needed anything someone was there to take down our order and deliver it. I can’t, off the top of my head, remember getting such flawless service anywhere in Canberra.
The toilets, however, are a bit of an adventure. But everyone came back alive so no harm done.
If you like your food simple, and yet well executed, if you like your service crisp, but not obsequious, then Pulp Kitchen is well worth a go.