The Eate, Dulwich Hill

Eat, Restaurants, Sydney / 7 December 2016

 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!).
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.
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.
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.
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).
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