Review of Kensington Street Social
We’ve been excited about Kensington Street Social opening for months! We’ve been fans of UK (Michelin starred) Chef Jason Atherton for a while now, after falling in love with his establishments in Singapore (Pollen and Esquina as featured in our Singapore Foodies Guide) and 22 Ships in Hong Kong (as featured in our Hong Kong Foodies Guide).
Kensington Street Social is Jason’s first foray into the Australian market and he has chosen a location inside The Old Clare Hotel in Chippendale to open it in.
The interior of Kensington Street Social has an industrial feel, with high ceilings and concrete pillars and an open kitchen gives diners a glimpse into their kitchen secrets. The vibe is relaxed.
Executive Chef Robert Daniels (who previously worked under Jason Atherton for 5 years) serves a breakfast, lunch and dinner menu every day of the week which offers British-Mediterranean sharing dishes with a focus on Australian produce. They have avoided the fine dining category and instead have opted for a relaxed offering.
The Breakfast and Brunch menus offer staples such as scrambled eggs and bircher muesli, alongside more interesting options such as a Lightly Smoked Makcerel Omelette with Bacon and Spring Onion and a playful take on ‘Tea and Toast’.
For dinner expect to see options such as a roasted marron tail and even an understated kangaroo dish.
The wine list is predominantly Australian with some international drops thrown in for good measure. Plus, there’s a signature cocktail list for the mixed drinks lovers.
Welcome to Sydney Jason Atherton, we’re pleased to finally have you!
Images courtesy of Kensington Street Social.