Sitting in the basement below Fred’s, Charlie Parker’s is Paddington’s newest local boasting stunning interiors and an impressive list of produce-driven cocktails that echo the menu upstairs. Behind the bar it’s Toby Marshall and Sam Egerton, both Palmer & Co. alums and makers of delicious, seasonal cocktails.
Much of the magic is done back of house, with each and every element crafted with care (and love), so by the time it reaches you at the bar, it is executed to perfection.
The menu has been designed by Chef Danielle Alvarez (who’s heading up the kitchen upstairs in Fred’s) to compliments the drinks. Think Willowbrae feta with grapes and pickled chillies baked on lemon leaves and Jerusalem artichoke with green garlic and a daily changing flatbread.
We recommend starting down in Charlie Parker’s for some pre dinner bevvies, before moving up to Fred’s, then maybe moving back downstairs afterwards. Hey, no judgement.