Located in an industrial-style space that was previously a parking lot, Ester is one of the best spots in Chippendale - a neighborhood with tons of exciting spots to eat and drink. The food mainly comes out of the wood-fired oven (your family-style dishes will sometimes arrive with a dusting of charcoal), including things like burnt-butter prawns, whole chickens, cauliflower heads, and braised goat. But no matter what else you order, start your meal with the wood-fired oysters and a blood sausage sanga (an Australian term for sandwich).
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