Forget what you know about smorgasbords.
Adelaide’s Billy Petropoulos is bringing it back at his brand new restaurant Billy’s Kitchen.
After cooking alongside the world’s best chefs and opening more than 40 restaurants of his burger chain Boneshaker around the world, local Billy Petropoulos has returned to where it all began, in the heart of his old neighbourhood Croydon.
Billy was just 23 when he first pulled on his apron as founding cook at the Queen Street Café, working there for more than two years before heading overseas to work.
Sitting at the former Croydon Social site, Billy’s Table is bringing back the smorgasbord concept, with freshly prepared meals – using simple, whole foods, cooked in a wood oven – all laid out on a communal table, creating a visual and interactive menu.
“My goal was to create a visual restaurant where you can create your own menu… My father always cooked using charcoal and we grew up with
wood fired cooking in the backyard, so this was a way to go back to my roots,” said Billy.
The menu is bursting with South Australian produce and includes plenty of vegan and gluten free dishes.
At lunch, customers can choose from a range of mains and two sides, for only $15.
Keep an eye our for their burnt eggplant with tahini yoghurt, pistachios, mint, aleppo chilli and pomegranates, and the whole wood fired salmon with pickles and lemon yoghurt sauce. Wood fired pizzas are done the traditional way with dough fermented for 48 hours, using real DOP San Marzano tomatoes.
They’ll soon be adding dinners to the mix, with a lengthy wine and beer list to match.
Billy’s Table joins the recently-opened second venue for Abbot & Kinney right next door.