Chimichuri is an unassuming cafe hidden away at the bottom of a commercial building in the less frequented part of Chatswood (away from the shopping centres) with an unique Latin American and Asian fusion menu.
We spotted it driving by one weekend and stopped by the next weekend for a group lunch and enjoyed the fresh flavours on offer in a laidback setting with some interesting murals as a backdrop.
We decided to share a few dishes between us to try more of their menu. The Broken Prawn Taco featured some juicy sous vide prawns, smothered in some hot and spicy mayo and topped off with some flying fish roe and jalapeno. This delicious filling came served on a bed of crunchy coleslaw, sandwiched between a soft tortilla. Not the easiest thing to eat gracefully with all the tasty goodness oozing out with each bite, but luckily there were two tacos per serve because we were sharing between us.
Broken Prawn Taco, $17.50
The other dish we were sharing was the dramatic looking inKKie pasta, which showcased jet black linguine, layered with chewy squid rings and seasoned well with a mix of Spanish onion, chilli, garlic, basil and their signature Chimichuri sauce. This was a flavourful dish that hit the right notes and thankfully did not leave our teeth looking too tragic afterwards!
We got a bit of food envy when our friend’s Scallop Shell arrived on the table – with the plump seared scallops front and centre, this was no ordinary brunch croissant. This luxe rendition also threw in some black caviar and yuzu mayo with the scrambled egg to make it just that bit more extra.
Scallop Shell, $24
Chimichuri is a solid spot for a brunch catch up in Chatswood which surprisingly doesn’t have as many brunch options as the size of the suburb would suggest. It takes a little bit of effort to find it considering its not in the well trodden part of Chatswood but it is well worth heading over to the other side of the station to explore the intriguing flavours on their fusion menu.
1/6 Help Street, Chatswood NSW 2067
Phone: (02) 8084 5272