A quiet achiever, Zephyr in North Beach is an oldie but a goodie. The chef and owner is third generation Croatian and his specialities are Mediterranean dishes with plenty of care and attention to each recipe, all made with locally sourced produce. The menu is impressive and choosing just one dish is not an easy task, but the beef cheeks in filo pastry and the pork belly with crispy crackling and seared scallops are a good place to start. The team here is also big on fermented veg, making it in house and adding it to a lot of their meals, you can also buy a jar to take home and add to your dishes. Win.
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