Old World Spanish Dining If you like simple, rustic food with a Spanish twist, Peasant delivers. Located at Paddington’s rejuvenated former police barracks complex, this eatery is part of the new wave of informal restaurants popping up in Brissie that are doing great stuff with fine ingredients. Peasant is a nod to the wine bars of Barcelona, Seville, Madrid and Buenos Aires, with an old world Spanish feel. The low-lit space features a quirky, moody interior with long, timber communal tables, hand painted murals and eclectic furnishings. From tables for two in the garden dining room to communal tables indoors suited to larger, more rowdy kind of diners, Peasant is suitable for different kinds of dining occasions. The honest, rustic tapas and shared dishes offer a culinary tour of Spanish flavours and we just loved the sweet, smoky chorizo fried with piquant harissa and golden crisp slices of waxy potato. The Achilles heel? At times the lack of customer focus can let Peasant down, but staff do shine when called upon to interpret the blackboard menu or wine list. We have excellent spaces for large groups and private functions.
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