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The owners of the new pizza bar Parbery Lane in Kingston have a simple philosophy they’d like patrons to follow.
“Come for the pizza, stay for the wine. Or come for the wine and stay for the pizza.”
Either/or, really, according to owners Nick Jennings and Chris Bennie.
The new and vaulted space within the central courtyard of the Foreshore’s Kingsborough village has a funky new fit-out and a very imposing pizza oven. It also has plenty of seating both in and out to ensure it is the place to hang for locals and those who love hand-stretched pizza dough.
Their Argentinian Pizzaillo Frankie Almiron makes everything from scratch before tossing it in the Napoli brick-style oven where the magic happens.
Formerly the side of Nick’s coffee business Axis Roasters , the pair decided to take the plunge into setting up a permanent pizza and wine bar after seeing how huge the crowds were when they brought some food trucks into the square.
Having only been open a few weeks, they can attest the place is packed with new residents from the surrounding apartments and a Friday and Saturday night. But Nick and “Bennie” are keen for Parbery Lane to develop a city-wide—and beyond—reputation for outstanding pizza.
“We are working on expanding the menu to meatballs, mac and cheese, charcuterie boards, desserts, all cooked in the hand-built wood-smoked oven” said Nick.
They are setting up an ordering system for the pizza, and beyond that, a home delivery service.
Pizza combinations include garlic and rosemary, the Fugazzeta of fior di latte, onion, provolone and oregano, the Diavolo of fior di latte, sopressa and crushed chilli, Prosciutto and Rucula, and the Capricciosa or fior di latte, ham, artichoke, mushroom, black olives and parmesan—among others.
The various combinations can be washed down with a small but diverse wine list—featuring MADA, Frederick Stevenson and Alpha Box and Dice.
And of course, those keen for a coffee need merely lean on the concrete espresso bar while a barista uses Axis Roasters beans (which are now roasted in Hume). There’s a little something for everyone.
What: Parbery Lane
Where: 10 Parbery Street, Kingston (in the courtyard of Kingsborough Village)
When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 3-9 pm (expanding soon to Wednesdays and Thursdays)