This December, Antipodea is set to bring a taste of Australian all-day dining to leafy Richmond with a third site for the brasserie. From the team behind south London’s iconic Brew Café, Antipodea is sophisticated sister to the popular brunch destination, offering relaxed daytime dining and evening entertaining. Located on Richmond’s busy Hill Street, a stone’s throw from the Thames, the spacious 50 cover dining room has been designed by Richmond-based studio Caulder Moore.
Modern Australian cuisine is known for its global influences and Antipodea will offer a taste of Sydney and Melbourne to Londoners with a well-travelled menu by Executive Chef Moran Etedegi. Antipodea benefits from a network of producers and provenance carefully curated by the Brew team over 10 years, including freshly baked bread daily from the Hellfire Bakery at Brew Putney, an in-house butcher, and herbs grown on-site by Head Gardener David Page.
Morning visitors can expect more than just avocado on toast, with dishes such as Turkish poached eggs with hung yoghurt, hot chilli butter and toasted pide, and of course, vegemite will be available! Grills, pitta pockets and bagels join a selection of main dishes to be the focus at lunchtimes with stand-out dishes including the house ground chuck steak burger and spiced cauliflower steak with hung yogurt, summer peas, baby gem, toasted cashews and caviar lentil salad.
Antipodea comes alive at night, offering guests a vibrant dinner destination with the à la carte menu drawing inspiration from around the world. A robata grill will get things fired up and play the role of the barbecue in the kitchen with dishes such as grilled half lobster and 45-day aged Aberdeen Angus steaks. A wood fired oven will deliver a selection of seasonally changing pizzas as well as dishes such as Korean wood roasted chicken with kimchi and gochujang pepper ketchup.
Desserts too feature exotic twists on classics with the likes of chocolate souffle with pashmak – a type of Iranian candy floss, and sticky fig pudding with coconut and salted caramel. A daily changing selection of cakes and baked goods will be available, including treats from down under such as Anzac biscuits.
As to expect from any brasserie worth its weight, the wine list packs a punch with a focus on new world wines from Australia and New Zealand, with wines imported directly from the vineyards. The concise yet considered list is sure to please wine lovers, while a selection of craft beers and creative cocktails will offer refreshing alternatives.
The restaurant interiors have been inspired by modern Australian design with links to the locality of Richmond’s landscape, with earthy tones, indoor plants and natural finishes. The space is divided into three distinct areas; guests will enter into a relaxed dining space with Bali-style bench seating, a feature ceiling planting raft and living walls hosting an abundance of greenery. The central bar area will feature antique dark green leather and marble, premium finishes to elevate the feel of the space, inviting evening guests to dwell and enjoy the atmosphere. At the rear of the restaurant a third dining area will have a warm, woodland feel with dark greens, velvet wall-hangings with a wildlife motif and a central feature fireplace.
Antipodea is set to become a favourite dining destination for Richmond residents and visitors alike, with its versatile global menus for daytime visits and special suppers, served in a relaxed yet smart dining room with a slice of Aussie charm.
30 Hill Street
Tel: 0208 3946906
Sunday to Wednesday: 7:00 – 22:00
Thursday to Saturday: 7:00 – 23:00