Thursday, May 8, 2014

The Commoner

The commoner's aim is to embody the honesty and skill of modern British cuisine. Jake Kellie, the head chef at just 23 years old has a deep appreciation of quality produce and seasonality, which has resulted in one of the best meals I've had all year.
The whole restaurant oozes honesty and charm, despite a recent fire The Commoner has still retained its gorgeous interior and courtyard, where I was able to eat on a warm evening.

The whole menu is designed to be shared, which is great except when your realise how good everything is and you want it all to yourself. A few highlights were the chicken skin with potatoes and my naughty housemade lemonade with a splash of gin. All the dishes are brilliant and demonstrate great skill but still let the traditional flavours shine through.

After our meal Jake gave us a small tour of the restaurant, which was just a delightful end to my night. I think he's a great chef, very young and talented. He's also apart of a lot of exciting food events in Melbourne such as Stage is Set, so expect ct great things from him.

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