It was Friday and we deserved a cheat meal. We make our way to the Coke sign in Kings Cross, for other reasons than you may like to think.
As we read each step (starting from the bottom) it convinced us more and more to head into Santa Barbara.
Excuse the poor quality of photos as I didn’t expect it to be so dark inside. It’s definitely got a unique atmosphere and feel to it. To be honest it felt like I place I normally wouldn’t see myself visiting so I did feel a little out of place.
Salt N Pepa Crab $16
Thanks to Jamie’s suggestion himself, it made ordering much easier. We begin with salt n pepa crab with salsa macho and sichuan pepper. I think soft shell crab was used and it was so crunchy and delicious! We had rather large pieces too so it was even better.
K-Town Pizza $12
These were toppings we aren’t familiar with but thought to give it a go anyway. A pizza with jalapeno salsa queso cheese, red dragon sauce and black sesame. It had all the Korean flavours going on – a cuisine we now love – so we deemed it a success!
A flat bread type base (more so than a doughy pizza) with a korean chilli sauce and creamy cheese toppings. Sounds odd, but it totally worked! The red dragon sauce and queso cheese made it shine like a rockstar! It was our favourite dish of the night, for sure.
Enchanted Chicken Burger $12
Sesame buttermilk fried chicken is served with ancho peri peri, corn salsa and slaw in what tasted like a brioche bun was accompanied by salt n pepa sweet potato fries (which are the bomb-diggity as always)!
The burger was amazing. Full stop. The buttermilk chicken had a beautiful crunch and was so succulent inside. The corn salsa and slaw was a beautiful addition to the burger making you want to keep going in for another bite.
Coke Can Chicken $18
We put in an extra order for the coke can chicken, served with sesame slaw and sweet potato fries. The coke created a beautiful sweet and sticky glaze over the chicken. It was so moreish and delicious that we were fighting for the last piece (and perhaps the last remnants of the glaze). It may not have been the Kernel’s chicken but this was friggen finger lickin’ good..!
We stuffed ourselves silly but enjoyed ourselves very much so in the process. Chef Jamie Thomas has yet to let me down so it’s making me want to visit all the other Drink and Dine Group restaurants, stat. The Abercrombie, The Carrington and The Forresters, I’m comin’ atchaaaaaa!
1 Baywater Rd
Potts Point, NSW 2011
Tel: +61 9357 7882