Gorski & Jones
304 Smith Street
Gorski and Jones sits alongside the multitude of good food on Smith Street. If you find yourself scanning the front for the sign, you’re probably at the right place. It’s darker at night, and perfect for a drink for two by the bar, with some small plates of anchovies, oysters, terrines, pates, croquettes or cured meats before progressing onto the bigger plates.
Roasted Bone Marrow, Parsley & Shallot Salad, Salsa Verde & Crostini ($15)
Piping hot, soft silky oily marrow beneath fragrant herbs, and the stack of crusty golden crostinis soaks up the oil beautifully. The richness is alleviated by the fresh parsley & shallot.
Spaghettini Seafood, Chilli, Garlic, Olive Oil, Parsley ($28)
A gorgeous fragrant aglia olio with a fair amount of kick, with a generous serve of fresh prawns, clams, mussels & fish, tossed through al dente strands of spaghettini.
Braised Beef Short Ribs, Parsnip Puree & Gremolata ($28)
The braised short ribs weren’t falling off the bone but they were bouncy and juicy, three big pieces, topped with diced tomatoes and herbs and you have these brilliantly light intense tangle of golden onions, which were addictively chewy after tumbling over and soaking up the sauce. Piled atop a mildly sweet smooth parsnip puree.
Chocolate Pudding, Spiced Rhubarb & Gingerbread Ice Cream ($12)
The chocolate pudding was fluffy and moist, encasing a warm silky molten chocolate ganache. There’s a little freshness crunch and acidity from the cold spiced rhubarb. The creamy cold gingerbread ice cream was true to its flavour but was quite sweet. I would have loved for a little crumble, some texture.
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