Located at 78 Stanley Street is Icon Park’s first venue – and when we say first – we mean there’s rumblings of more to come. We drop in to visit Rupert (Fat Ruperts from Bondi) and Ruby (Ruby’s BBQ). This collab pop up sits comfortable in the Darlo Iconpark and dishes up Americana, cocktails and more. If you’re familiar with the 78 Stanley, cosmetically it’s similiar with a few “fun touches” like cartoon artwork.

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The venue is a fix of stylish furniture and fittings. Its clean, modern and schmicky. There’s a long bar to the side for your nighttime visits.

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The snowy’s new.

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There’s products to be bought here. Prana Chai, baked loaves and Cold Pressed Juices from Botanica.

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Beetroot cured salmon pickled red onion, grilled leeks, shaved fennel, dill labneh, caviar. Classed under the small plates section of their menu. Its actually a generous sized salad you can easily share btw 2-3. Punchy bright and very good.

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Smoked chicken – pickled jalapenos, house-cured bacon, grilled sweetcorn, chipotle buttermilk dressing. There’s some spice. Again, a big serve of this.

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Emerald city salad – grilled witlof, cauliflower, apple, toasted walnuts. There’s a lot going on here and its a really nice and nutty salad. Textural and crunchy.

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Brussels Sprouts. We were really appreciative for this and tried to recall where else we had these. (Its Porteno btw). Charred, smoked, a bit bitter. But delicious and a nice complement to the two mains.

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Fried Chicken – secret spices, buttermilk, honey butter, coleslaw. A nice big plate of sweetish fried chicken and a generous serve of slaw.

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Ruby’s skirt – Wagyu skirt steak, wild mushrooms, yam chip. This was a highlight. Tender, medium rare steak that was smokey and full of flavour sitting on a bed of mushroom that was gooey and juicy. The yam chips were brightly coloured, crunchy. A real favourite. $29.

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R+R also has a range of burgers : Today we had the Big Poppa – Smoked brisket burger, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onion and special sauce. Gooey cheesy with a side of chips with shaved parmesan. $15
 
Rupert & Ruby’s at Iconpark Darlinghurst is an appealing and affordable lunch dinner options. Salads on the small plates are quite large and great for sharing as are the large plates. That wagyu however, we’d keep for ourselves. Apparently its paleo friendly?  We’ve been at night also and its vibey and fun. When we dropped in on the Friday for lunch, it was packed and the buzziness is infectious. 78 Stanley Street Darlinghurst.
 
LINKS
http://www.iconpark.com/rupertandruby/
 
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3 Responses

    • TheJugernaut

      heheh. had the notorious KFC before. You gotta try the flank. ;)

  1. Gaby

    Yep, this place is in my radar as the menu is paleo-friendly. Food in general looks fresh and well-balanced.