Añada
bar & restaurant
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Happenings

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.

 
 

HAPPENINGS AT AñADA


SACRED HEART MISSION'S DINE WITH HEART FUNDRAISING GALA

Chef Jesse Gerner is proud to be this year's ambassador for the Sacred Heart Mission of Melbourne. Play the video below to hear more about Jesse's admiration for the Mission and the incredible work they do to feed as many as 400 homeless people per day.

1 MAY 2018. 11 CHEFS. 10 RESTAURANTS. 4 COURSES.  Join us as we celebrate the Sacred Heart Mission and support the incredible work they do to feed our community. This annual fundraising event will take place at St Kilda’s gorgeous Palais Theatre on Tuesday 1 May and tickets are now on sale. The dinner, set to take place on the theatre's stage, will raise funds for the Mission's Meals Program, which feeds up to 400 homeless people daily. PURCHASE TICKETS.


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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."

-JESSE GERNER


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.


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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.

WE'RE TURNING TEN!


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“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


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chef maria's recipe for cobia tiradito via flowerdale farm


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"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


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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."

 

— BROADSHEET MELBOURNE


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"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