Trusting style buds to their abilities

A stone’s throw from the Canberra Theatre Centre, eating reviewer WENDY JOHNSON checks out an off-the-cuff restaurant with a compact menu loaded with intrigue and primarily designed round sharing.

AS the identify implies, Such and Such doesn’t wish to be nailed down in an actual or exact approach. 

Wendy Johnson.

Its vibe is radically totally different from its award-winning sister <a href=””>Slot</a> restaurant Pilot, a extra formal, set-menu expertise. 

Such and Such is informal and fewer structured; relaxed however not too carefree. Drop in for a drink, a few share plates or a full meal, listening to a super-cool playlist.

A stone’s throw from the Canberra Theatre Centre, Such and Such provides eating on the bar, within the small indoor eating space or outdoor in a courtyard, Structure Place. You’ll want to take within the customized glass art work created by Australian artist Scott Chaseling on the entrance.

The compact menu is loaded with intrigue and primarily designed round sharing. 

Don’t cross by the beautiful zucchini flowers, pretty and crunchy and balanced with Sicilian-inspired salsa agresto, and salty white anchovies ($11 every). 

Superb is the tender, tasty wagyu tongue – skinny slices delicately skewered and served with a scrumptious mayo and inexperienced sauce ($12 every). It won’t be a “make-it-at-home” dish for a lot of, however with wizards in a kitchen it’s price trusting style buds to their abilities. 

At Such and Such, clarification could be required for some dishes, however that’s a part of the journey.

What’s “Zingy 2.0” we requested? It’s a “take two” of Pilot’s staple salad and stands for simplicity of substances with out compromising on style ($18). The dressing is to die-for.

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What’s “loopy water” we requested? It’s an Italian-inspired approach of serving fish in a broth constructed from seawater. Such and Such’s particular take incorporates Japanese influences ($45).

The cucumber in clean tahini miso ($20) celebrates this humble veg 3 ways – recent, barely pickled and extra closely pickled. It packs a punch on flavour and provides a number of textures.

We beloved the aspect of smoked beetroot with clean macadamia cream and tangy currents ($22) however acknowledged it could be too closely smoked for some.

Such and Such’s a la carte menu is split into three, beginning with mild dishes and topping off with extra substantial mains. This included the “supreme spatchcock” ($46), juicy and flavoursome. The barbecue corn puree was pure heaven. 

Though we didn’t indulge, desserts characteristic strawberry rice ($20), chocolate cherry cake ($24) and a kiwi cup ($7).

Wine is a serious focus (emphasis on enjoyable, small, unbiased producers). We explored each the 2021 Vino Friendo, a recent, energetic and sustainable semillon and chardonnay mix made at Ravensworth vineyard ($68) and the Dormilona Pinku Shiraz, a playful little rosé from the fingers of winemaker Jo Perry, organically grown and with a tiny quantity of pores and skin contact ($68). Workers are educated and eager to talk concerning the fastidiously curated wine checklist.