‘Checking out art’ is not the only excuse you’ll need to trek out to Gillman Barracks. Because at the end of the arts enclave sits this tiny brick-walled shed that turns out al dente pastas and a genuine love of craft beer, courtesy of co-owner Prashant Somosundram, who cut his teeth at Artistry.
The star here is the aglio prawn pasta hybrid ($14), with satisfying crumbs of fried garlic and rings of chilli padi tossed with meaty curls of the crustacean. The cross-cuisine approach to cooking also shows up in the plate of red quinoa, each seed fried in love-it-or-hate-it kecap manis, with prawns, chicken and chopped chilli padi. And if you're not sipping down a smooth cup of Liberty Coffee bean extract (from $4), make it a point to knock back a beer ($14-$16) with a rich slice of cake ($8). Red Baron also occasionally plays host to craft beer mini-festivals, with the grassy, isolated locale giving it a secret underground party vibe.
|Venue name:||Red Baron||Contact:|
45 Malan Rd
|Opening hours:||Tue, Wed & Sun 11am-6pm; Thu-Sat 11am-10pm|