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Añada is a Fitzroy restaurant located on Gertrude Street that specialises in Spanish fare, Spanish wine and Spanish sherry. Here's what's happening in the news and events at Añada right now.



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mfwf: food as medicine


melbourne food and wine festival 2019

Join Añada’s head chef, Maria Kabal, as she explores native Australian ingredients and its ability to heal as well as nourish over a four-course lunch featuring wild meats, seafood and locally-sourced indigenous curative ingredients.

Your menu: $78pp for a 4 course menu

Tickets available via the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival website.


Wapengo lake oysters, desert lime, native succulents 

Abalone, iberico, green ants

Indigenous spice cured emu carpaccio

Crocodile chorizo, fingerlime aioli

Magpie goose breast, cinnamon rice and davidsons plum

Wattleseed flan


Mothers and grandmothers have traditionally been at the heart of Spanish communities. To reflect this year's MFWF theme of community, we celebrated these women with a long Sunday lunch inspired by the warm balmy afternoons and home cooked meals in our grandmothers' kitchens. Click below to read a review of the event.

Lunch at abuela's table Mfwf 2018

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"I love this salad – it's ‘freeking’ amazingly versatile and great as a healthy lunch or with anything from the wood grill or barbeque,” says Gerner. “You can easily do any variation to dress it up or down, depending what you’re serving it with."


Our owner and chef Jesse Gerner recently shared his recipe for stuffed calamari on the Ocean Made Seafood website. Head to their site for the details or pick up a recipe card next time you're at Añada.


We can barely believe it's been a whole decade since we launched Añada! We can't thank you enough for your support over the past ten years. It's been such a fun, delicious and memorable ride.

We'll be running a specials format menu throughout the month of February that highlights one or two dishes nightly that we consider to be Añada's Best Hits of the past decade. Feel free to give us a shout if there's anything you'd love to see us revisit, we'd be thrilled to hear from you.



“You have to have good hands; not every one is a painter, for example. I really appreciate when people are delicate with their hands. I have a couple of girls in the kitchen here who are really good with their hands. You need that finesse to put it on the plate.”

— chef maria kabal as quoted in conversation with a chef, october 2017


chef maria's recipe for cobia tiradito via flowerdale farm


"The service is excellent: waitstaff are both observant and knowledgeable and the restaurant abounds in thoughtful, un-showy little touches... Intimate and stylish without preciousness, featuring an excellent menu and prices that aren’t completely beyond the reach of kids in love, it’s a perfect spot for a dinner date.”

time out australia, may, 2013



Añada is Gertrude Street’s tapas bar. It’s clean and slick – like something straight out of Madrid. The large front windows, industrial lamps, exposed brick and smooth wooden counter and tabletops are typical of the local aesthetic. But it’s what comes out of the kitchen and from behind the bar that brings Añada to life. With a pleasant variety of local as well as Spanish wines, and beers served by a knowledgeable staff, there is rarely an empty glass in the house."



"Añada - an inner Melbourne attempt to provide the same kind of low-key, community bar with good, unpretentious food you'd find all over Spain - leaves a warm residual feeling, every time. It is emblematic of a new style of eating and drinking in Melbourne; tapas and Spanish flavour, minus the clichés."

— john lethlean, gourmet traveller, october 2008