The Eate, Dulwich Hill

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 It’s time to feast on all the meat at The Eate.

There’s no shortage of choice at The Eate in Dulwich Hill – a café, restaurant and takeaway destination serving delicious comfort food with a Mediterranean touch.

Prior to visiting The Eate, which opened earlier this year, we expected something like The Char Rotisserie in the Eastern Suburbs. Quality roast meats with a great selection of sides. As it turns out, The Eate is much more than that.

Housed in a huge space on New Canterbury Road, The Eate is a brightly lit space with plenty of tables perfect for big groups, or private booths more suited for smaller get togethers. When we visited on a mid-week evening, the place had a steady stream of dine-in and take away customers ranging from families with young children to friends like us with our BYO bottle of red (no corkage!).

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To start, we try a sampling of The Eate’s great selection of starters including pan fired haloumi with thyme and honey ($9), warm pita bread ($2) and house made taramasalata ($6.50). The favourite among the starters is the spiced eggplant chips ($10) – chunky eggplant slices served extra crispy and delicious with pomegranate, mint and parsley. There’s also olives, a selection of other dips and calamari on offer for nibbles.

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For mains we try a selection of the house classics – roast chicken, slow cooked lamb and lamb shoulder. Cooked over charcoal, the lamb and chicken options are both delicious and reasonably priced. Half a chicken is $13 and comes with pickled veggies, fresh herbs and herb infused dressing.

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We are also treated to one of the night’s Specials – a sizzling hotplate of fresh seafood including prawns, mussels, squid and white fish. This dish is excellent – simple and light served with piles of fresh herbs and a light dressing.

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There’s a huge selection of other meat options like Lamb Yiros with yoghurt sauce, chips in a fresh pita ($11) or burgers like the ‘Double Double’ with chicken, double cheese, chipotle and lettuce ($13). If you’re less meat inclined there’s plenty of vegetarian-friendly choices like the Garden burger with roast mushrooms ($12) or one of the house salads which changes daily.

If you still have room for dessert, we recommend trying the home made churros with chocolate dipping sauce – there’s also oreo flavoured churros to mix things up. The milkshakes are pretty steller too. We choose the strawberry and vanilla milkshake, served with pistachio choc brittle (available in two sizes).

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The Eate
555 New Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill, 2203
(02) 9568 3283
Open Mon – Thurs 7am-9.30pm, Fri – Sat 7am – 10pm, Sun 7am – 9.30pm
http://www.theeate.com.au/

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