Paddington Deli is a cosy little European inspired restaurant in the heart of Paddington.
When you first walk into Paddington Deli it’s as if you’ve wandered into a little restaurant somewhere in Europe; European culture is everywhere. Bottles of red wine, cured meats, seasonal fruit and pots of herbs adorn the space which pay tribute to very ingredients that have made European food a globally adored cuisine.
Despite it being a chilly June evening, the atmosphere inside was pleasantly warm and inviting. The dimly lit chandeliers added a touch of romance, while the exposed brick walls and dark wood tables and chairs created an old timely feel which was the perfect setting for an evening of delicious, winter feasting.
The Middle Eastern spiced spinach & lentil soup was the perfect entree to start with. Served as part of Paddington Deli's new winter dinner menu, it’s an excellent dish to begin with as it warms your palate and leaves your tastebuds lubricated with a desire for more.
The buttery green pea & fresh basil pesto risotto was deliciously fluffy and creamy in texture. The rich but balanced flavour of the basil pesto completely transformed this dish from a humble bowl of risotto to a deceivingly sophisticated dish. It's a perfect vegetarian dish for those cool winter nights.
The eye fillet with celeriac puree, potato fondant, kale and red wine jus was easily the dish of the night. Despite steak being quite a simple dish, this was a deceptively delicate dish carefully constructed with some of Brisbane's finest produce and ingredients. It would impress anyone with a penchant for clean, nutritious food with a European twist.
Paddington Deli's side dishes are not to be overlooked either. Buttered greens with roasted hazelnuts, beetroot and radicchio salad and duck fat potatoes are exquisitely prepared and totally worth the room in your stomach.
For a joyful evening of European dishes in a cosy restaurant that takes you to Europe without leaving Brisbane, make Paddington Deli your restaurant of choice next time.
The eye filet with celeriac puree, potato fondant, kale and red wine jus is a must order!
153-155 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington QLD 4064
07 3367 8819
Tues-Sat - 7.00am - Late
Sun - 7am-5pm