Charcoal Lane is a Mission Australia restaurant that gives disadvantaged young people an opportunity to train in hospitality. Head Chef Greg Hampton has worked all over Australia for more than 25 years, and is also a qualified horticulturalist. His love of native Australian produce shines through his contemporary menu. Charcoal Lane features minimalist Indigenous detailing through artworks and colour tones. It’s an intimate space with impressive and thoughtful service.
Chef Hampton’s menu combines traditional and native ingredients with modern techniques. Macadamia pesto-crusted kangaroo sirloin salad is a generous entree. Perfectly rare kangaroo sits atop a bed of sweet braised leeks, native muntries berries and chargrilled zucchini ribbons, while a blood orange and lime salsa brings harmony to the dish. Barramundi is meltingly soft, with crispy skin for contrast. It is served with sweet quandongs and crunchy karkalla.
PSST! If you love the food at Charcoal Lane, why not have the restaurant cater your next event in your home or office?