What started out as a small neighbourhood shack selling roast chicken on paper plates has evolved into a cosy bistro dishing out comforting plates. Tucked along Sunset Way, Summer Hill greets guests like family – with a warm hug and plenty of good eats.
Start with small plates roasted baby eggplants ($14) dressed in hummus and juicy tomatoes and housemade ricotta ($12) on freshly toasted sourdough before moving on to hearty mains that are ideal for sharing. The creamy curried mussels ($27) are a star. Tasmanian Spring Bay mussels are cooked in a gravy reminiscent of laksa spiked with white wine and are served with crisp and chewy warm baguettes. Its signature roast chicken ($25) is still on the menu and is served with gravy, mashed potatoes and a side salad but watch Summer Hill's Facebook page for alerts on when its next Fried Chicken Day is going to happen. The once-a-month event has developed a cult following, and for good reason. Chef-owner Anthony Yeoh used to helm the kitchen of Bird Bird and Cocotte so you know he knows his way around fried fowl.