Tucked away behind a roller door is the double treat of Sticky Bar and Table for 20. The door is still unmarked but they are now kind enough to chalkboard the wall. Text to get in, wander past the cooler room, random boxes, motorcycle and windy staircases into the top floor of Sticky, filled with eclectic furniture, gorgeous light features and sinkable couches.
Sticky is still pretty awesome with more seats, a private room and chilled out bartenders. Tell them your choice of liquid courage and they’ll mix you something good.
Instead of a night of nibbles and cocktails at the bar, we’re in for a dinner treat. Table for 20’s concept is “neighbourhood dining” with shared plates, good ol’ gourmet food, and glasses and glasses of vino.
The mood is intimate, friendly and chatty. The room is buzzing with people meeting and greeting their new neighbours for the night. Our dinner kicks off when our host introduces himself and the menu for the night. It’s a 3 course Italian inspired meal with shared dishes that he would enjoy every night at home. Quality home styled dishes made from fresh, seasonal ingredients.
Our first course is an amazing fresh pappardelle pasta made that very morning; absolutely melt in your mouth and needed nothing really but a light sauce and plenty of mushrooms. I could have left after this and been very satisfied and happy. The roasted pork chop was needless to say, as simple as it can be. Amazingly crusted served with a mixed tomato salad, roasted potatoes and a sweet apple sauce.
Bursting at the seams, we top off with an entire flourless chocolate cake served at the table. Thick and moist with hidden contrasting bursts of sour cherries. And wow, what a finish!
The amazing dinners happen every Wed – Saturday night with live music and BYO, but make sure you text 0416 096 916 for a seat.
Table for 20
182 Campbell St