This is one of those restaurants that have “been there forever” but somehow I’ve never bothered visiting. We were looking for a lunch destination on a Sunday afternoon and our chef/restaurateur friend suggested Twelve.
The specials blackboard is massive and fulfils its role to catch your attention. Read: most of us ordered specials. Alvaro and I shared the fish of the day, which was meant to be a macadamia crusted barramundi fillet with sautéed mushroom and mash potato, but because the crust and the mash were not gluten-free we got it naked and with salad instead. Nice dish.
Fish of the day ($28)
Our second shared plate was the chargrilled octopus with chilli, kipfler potato, lemon & olives. The octopus was a bit chewy but the flavours were nice and delicate.
Chargrilled octopus ($14)
Other dishes ordered were the homemade pumpkin gnocchi, pan fried with asparagus, peas, zucchini & Parmesan, and the beef burger.
Homemade pumpkin gnocchi ($18)
The cakes display and blackboard are equally tempting. Servings are massive but I’m not sure if they’re great value. Alvaro called it quits after a few bites of his gluten-free Concorde cake.
222 King Street
Newtown NSW 2042
(02) 9519 9412