Miss Peaches is one of the latest offerings in the King Street bar scene. The Southern American style restaurant is part of Newtown's Marlborough Hotel and can only be accessed through a side entrance on Missenden Road. The entry is marked by a fluorescent arrow leading the way to soul food, sarsaparilla and swing dancing.
Indoor dining area of the restaurant
The restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor balcony seating options, with plenty of tables or booths to choose from. There is a definite southern feel throughout the space, with resident DJs adding to the atmosphere by playing a variety of blues, RnB and rock 'n' roll classics.
Miss Peaches' entire food menu fits onto one single page, with several pages dedicated to their wide range of unique cocktails. There is no table service here, so all orders must be placed at the bar. The staff are polite and more than happy to offer their suggestions on both food and beverage selections.
Miss Peaches offers a limited range of bar snacks, salads, mains and sides. The food is reasonably priced, with most diners able to satisfy their appetite for under fifteen dollars. The beauty of the restaurant is the simplicity of some of it's dishes, catering to both fussy eaters and those with a more adventurous palate.
Broken record table numbers
After placing an order, you will receive a broken record with your table number on it. On a Sunday night the restaurant isn't too busy, so typical wait times for sides and bar snacks is around five minutes, and around ten minutes for mains and salads.
Mac 'n' Cheese
The mac 'n' cheese ($6) is simple, but delicious, with a three cheese combination of gruyere, cheddar and parmesan. Whilst it might not look like much, the pasta is quite filling and a single serving can easily be accompanied by a bar snack to make a complete meal.
Spice coated shrimp and popcorn
Not for the faint hearted; the spice coated shrimp and popcorn ($9) with chilli salt really packs a punch. Even the most elite chilli connoisseurs might find this one a bit overwhelming. The shrimp was tasty, but should be served with a dipping sauce as the whole dish is quite hot and dry.
Chicken, pork and beef sliders
If you choose the sliders ($20), be sure to get a combination of four and try as many as you can. The sliders come in six flavours - BBQ eggplant, fried green tomato, beef short rib, pulled pork or fried chicken, and are the real heroes of Miss Peaches' limited menu offerings.
Miss Peaches is a trendy little bar in the middle of Newtown and is a must try for pub food enthusiasts. The best way to experience the restaurant is to take a large group, order a range of menu options and share them with the table. For those wishing to experience the South in all it's glory, Miss Peaches also offers swing dancing classes on a Wednesday in their fully themed function room.
Where: 201 Missenden Road, Newtown NSW 2042.
Cost: Bar snacks and mains $6 - $20.
When: Open Wednesday to Sunday from 5pm - Midnight.
Good for kids: No.
Take away: No.