Debacle

Not having been to Braddon for 18 months or so I was very, and pleasantly, surprised last week by the number of restaurants and bars that have sprung up, especially in and around Lonsdale and Mort Streets. With a few hours to spare until my flight home on Saturday afternoon I had a wander around and visited three places – one an old acquaintance but which had moved to new digs, and two new spots.

Int

The old friend of course was Debacle – moved into a new building, Mode 3, down from where they were when last I dropped by. Walking in it seemed quintessentially the Debacle I knew – open and airy space, tables, chairs, stools, coffee tables and lounge chairs, friendly waiters, the blackboard wine list behind the bar, and of course the menu with the pizzas I have had on a number of occasions.

People

The menu has a lot of pub favourites – fish and chips, salt and pepper squid, sliders and burgers – but for me the pizzas have always been the go, and it’s good to see that they still feature strongly. And as well as the wine, Debacle has a very impressive beer list – one of its strongpoints.

Rose

Despite the beer, I grabbed a glass of Sandalford rosé – a nice dryish West Australian drop – strawberry aromas and long, crisp finish – and settled in at a table where “Greg” I think had a reservation from 2PM – but I knew I would be gone by then. Looking out onto the footpath, through the open doors, was a nice interlude before I needed to move on.

Ext

Debacle is an unpretentious, cheerful and welcoming bar, and even though much more competition has sprung up nearby seems to be more than holding its own – it was buzzing and filling as the early afternoon wore on. I will be back when I next get to the national capital.

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