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NW6 Aussie eatery doubles in size for reopening

All-day Australian restaurant in north west London, Milk Beach is now open following on from an exciting expansion that saw them double in size after taking over the adjacent restaurant.

The expansion saw the Queens Park restaurant enhance its evening service with a new dinner menu complimented by a new bar area, as well as an updated all-day brunch offering.

Situated on the beautiful private mews of Lonsdale Road, Milk Beach features an enlarged outdoor heated seating area with bespoke parasols for European-style alfresco street dining all year round. With neighbours including popular local craft brewer Wolf Pack Lager, Lonsdale Road become a lively destination with a street party vibe over the summer.

The new dinner offering by Head Chef Darren Leadbeater (Guillaume at Bennelong Sydney, Aria Sydney, Frenchie, Wild Honey and Brunswick House) draws inspiration from the diverse cultures that make up modern, coastal Australian cuisine with highlights including:

Cornish Sprats with Yoghurt Tartare and Tasmanian Pepperberry
Gai-lan, Macadamia Cream, Black Garlic
Squid Ink Tagliatelle, Cock Crab and Tomato Fondue
Koji Marinated Chicken ‘Schnitty’ with Fermented Chilli Mayonnaise
Seasonal Pie for Two (currently Thai Fish Curry Pie) and Carafe of Wine Special
Coffee Custard Tart (using house-roasted single origin coffee)

The new bar features an international wine list of natural wines, cocktails and beer on tap including Wolfpack Lager and Stone & Wood from Byron Bay. Wines are sourced from independent winemakers who practise low-intervention wine-making so each bottle truly reflects the grapes and the land from which it comes.

Guests are encouraged to enjoy a glass of wine at the bar or outside on the buzzing mews street. Milk Beach have also launched a new series of their popular wine tasting nights commencing on 31 October.

Alongside the new dinner offering, Milk Beach’s all-day brunch menu has been enhanced with a host of new dishes including:

Folded Eggs with Vietnamese Crab Curry on House-Made Crumpet
Sourdough English Muffin, XO Confit Duck, Korean Coleslaw, Fried Egg
Buttermilk Pancakes with Wattle Seed Crème and Maple Syrup
Soba Noodles with Confit Salmon and Bacon Dashi

Sourced from around the world and traceable to the farm or cooperative, Milk Beach’s coffee is roasted weekly by co-founder and two-time UK Roasting Champion, Matthew Robley-Siemonsma.

Founder Elliot Milne commented, “Lonsdale Road is such a unique destination in London which is only going to get better over time, we couldn’t pass on the opportunity to expand the restaurant and our outside area, which we hope will help us get through these uncertain times and prosper when things normalise.

'We’ve always wanted more space, especially a bigger kitchen, and this will allow Darren, our brilliant Head Chef, to showcase his Australian inspired dishes with new dinner and brunch menus.”