Brace yourself for pita and tambourines. For tahini and whistles and more good vibes and celebrity Israeli street food than you can poke a chickpea at. The sixth branch of chef Eyal shani’s Tel Aviv pita haven opened in Hardware Lane on Wednesday, Aug 23.
you’ll find the store in the menu-spruiking strip of Hardware Lane. it’s a two-level restaurant with a bar in upstairs and the open kitchen on the lower-decks. It’s order-at-the-counter-service right now with your order shouted out as it’s fulfilled. The team dances. The hot plate sizzles.
It’s not all vegetarian, but some of the best things are. In the Pita the signature is a ratatouille with tahini and hard boiled egg and cauliflower (also as full bread, roasted heads soaked with oil, herbs and tahini) with several Tahini and garlic.The sides consist of mixed chilled beans (broad bean pod, peas in the shell and sugar snaps), all in lemon and garlic, and there are chick peas in a homemade hot sauce with boiled egg.
But they are serious about meat. You can get steak and eggs; Chicken livers cooked with onions and served with tabouli. Instead of bourguignon, they serve in the Parisian outlet, where you can get a Wagyu beef stew, which is decorated with pickled chilli, excellent as an “intimate Wagyu”.
The systems will take a few days to come together so prepare to wait a little, but the liquor license is good to go, so you can have a Fat yak or a Campari soda and blow a whistle while you wait.
Open daily Midday – 11pm
59 Hardware Lane, Melbourne