Finally when somebody asks me where to eat in The Shire, there won’t be any deep thought or hesitation on my answer. It is elementary my dear Watson, Alphabet St.
Located at the beach end of the Kingsway, the restaurant offers views over Dunningham Park, pedestrian concourse and the beach. A group of us had organised to have a lazy Sunday lunch. Three of my friends weren’t familiar at all with Cronulla and I was thrilled that it was a gorgeously sunny Autumn day. If you are going to show off part of your hood, you want it to shine in all its glory.
Alphabet St opened up in Cronulla at the end of 2012, but a restaurant opening isn’t an unusual affair. What excited me about this particular opening was that Joe Natale and his partner Oriana were behind it. If their names don’t ring a bell they use to own the popular Rambutan on Oxford St in Darlinghurst. You will also find ex-Rambutan Chef, Tiw Rakarin, in the kitchen.The restaurant has a modern urban vibe. Timber box frames on the stark walls representing buildings. Washed concrete floors giving a pavement feel. Unclad ceilings with drop down lights representing street lights. A wall of green behind the bar and astro turf on the balcony is the greenery in the urban sprawl of Alphabet St. Which just happens to be named after the Prince song ‘Alphabet Street’. Read more →