SquareMeal Review of Fat Prince
The apogee of modern Middle Eastern dining, this restaurant is run with flair and professionalism in a way that helps redefine the genre and puts Fat Prince firmly in your destination dining list. Converts find it hard to resist taking their advice and "soaking up the sights and sounds of their funky surrounds and beats". So ease back, order a koktail – you won't be disappointed – and check out the full range of meats inspired by street offerings from the Middle East.
Using the freshest ingredients and imported spices, the menu centres around their custom-made earth oven. Lamb porterhouse comes with hints of cumin and star anise accompanied by pistachio dukkah, while tagine spiced chicken inflected with preserved lemon and parsley is a first-rate choice. Many will simply feast on the mezze which might involve chilled oysters, falafel, fried cauliflower and green tahini and pit-smoked aubergine, with a slice or two of beautiful walnut sourdough and bone marrow butter – all with an eye for sustainability, minimum food waste and plastic denial, of course.
Brunch is a big thing, including a 2-hour free-flow version for $69 (or $85 if you upgrade to cava).