Three of Adelaide’s hospitality players are joining forces for a new restaurant on Halifax Street.
Ben McLeod from Peel St, and Quentin Whittle and Paul Tripodi from Stone’s Throw are teaming up for Herringbone, opening in early September.
It’s the first time the three have worked together, but the relationship goes back a decade to when Ben and Quentin worked next door to each other.
“Quentin and I have been looking at doing something together for years, and you always look at something and go, it’s not the right timing or the right venue or all of the above. But this venue came across the desk and we were like this one looks right.”
That venue is the former Panacea on Halifax Street. They’ve given it a lick of paint, new furniture and a bit of brighten up, but have left the space much the same. The tree that grows in the middle of the atrium has also been given some love, with the area going to double as a function space complete with an open fire.
The trio is adamant they want Herringbone to have its own feel and identity.
“We’ve been cautious to not be like Stone’s Throw or Peel St. The food isn’t really going in any one direction of flavour or cuisine – there’s a bit of everything in there. We’re trying to design a menu that people can come back and eat from a couple of times a week,” said Ben.
The name Herringbone also came from the same ‘bit of everything’ vein.
“We tried to find something that didn’t really mean something. But we laid the bar in a herringbone pattern, and Quentin’s talking about the food bringing people together like the joining herringbone pattern,” said Ben.
Herringbone will be open for lunch on Tuesdays, and lunch and dinner Wednesday to Saturday. It’s expected to open in early September – keep an eye on their social media for the offical launch date.