Deco Eatery is owned by Alex Isik, the man behind the Mosiak chain of cafes and co-owner of Point Chevalier’s Nomad restaurant, and many menu items reflect the tastes of his Turkish homeland. From the all-day menu, available from 7am, try menemen (the Turkish version of shakshouka, eggs cooked in a spicy tomato stew) or “breakfast in Turkey”, a platter of scrambled eggs, cheese and spinach borek, olives, and bread with cherry jam and manuka honeycomb. Like your breakfasts a little more Anglo-Saxon? They serve all the usual favourites – eggs benedict, pancakes, granola – as well.
Dinner adds more Middle Eastern classics to the menu – Moroccan lamb shank, Turkish meatballs, lahmacun (Istanbul-style flatbread pizza) – and dishes like the ones pictured above: calamari meatballs with watercress salad, black garlic and preserved lemon; and salmon fillet with horseradish mascarpone, lemon-walnut crumb, crispy kale and caviaroli (olive oil “caviar” created by molecular gastronomy chef Ferran Adria).
7am – 10pm – Monday – Sunday – 365 days a year