The glass box perched at the top of Dominion Road (used to house the delightful Peasant) is now Onslow, offering tapas with a Moroccan slant. Think lentil shakshuka, grilled beef with cumin and paprika and very flavoursome crumbed artichokes; couple that with rustic textures, colourful ceramic dishes and wrought iron detailing and they have the ambience down pat. The dishes were made to share, so we fumbled our way splitting things like the moreish chicken among six; but clanking dishes aside — those crunchy potatoes were to die for. We noticed also that, while we only shared the space with two other parties, the room felt quite “loud” — like yelling-across-the-table loud. Not sure if it was the acoustics of the room, but it certainly ain't the space for a low-key yarn. When Onslow opens up in summer to the wooden patios outside, we'll be there — drink in hand.
Louise had a bit of everything from the shared platter. She said "Waiter talked to one person instead of six which was odd and the 'sharing plates' were the perfect size for one person. However the food itself was excellent, particularly the market fish and the beetroot salad. Loved the décor and vibe and planning to take the hub back for a date night (where I will not be sharing)."
Katie had a bit of everything from the shared platter. She said "Those crunchy potatoes are to die for! Bit loud in the restaurant though for some reason."
Joe had a bit of everything from the shared platter. He said "Solid place, flavours could have been slightly more exotic."
Rikki had a bit of everything from the shared platter. She said "SO YUM! Flavours were amazing but dish sizing too small."