Kettle & Tin may be less than a year old but they are already a Paddington institution, alleviating the weekend brunch stress on Anouk and going that step further with wine tastings (such as the Rose Revolution one I attended last year) and a pretty smashing dinner menu.
In March 2013, they launched once monthly trivia nights, then it was once a fortnight and now trivia is held every Tuesday night. It’s free to participate, there are prizes for every round and $10 dinner specials.
Last night I and two girlfriends tried it out. I booked us a table and we arrived promptly at 6:30 for some brain-warming wine and food. The two $10 specials were whitebait and chips and bacon and truffle macaroni cheese. We immediately ordered the macaroni cheese, which a waiter informed us was ‘outstanding’, accompanied by confit duck nachos (which I have been wanting to try for weeks), the house terrine and orange and walnut salad, washed down with a couple of glasses of Merlot. All of it delicious and the macaroni cheese really hit the spot on a slightly chilly night.
The trivia, now, if we’d been the full six person team I’d booked for, we might have stood a chance. But between the three of us and particularly with our limited (utter rubbish) musical knowledge we were not the best team.
Not that we cared. We were having a great time and were getting reasonable scores, considering this was proper trivia and we were all a little out of practice. We were pleased we knew ‘Name the three letter word for where oysters reside’ (bed); ‘What gas that yeast produces causes bread to rise?’ (CO2) and ‘What number is Aluminium on the periodic table?’ (13).
Asked to name by sight Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift albums, the name of the Professor who once featured in Cadbury ads or the science of moving liquids and we were, frankly, stumped.
It was a fun night. Three rounds of Trivia ran from 7 – 9pm, food and drink were quick and tasty and the whole room seemed to be enjoying themselves. Next time we go, we’ll be taking a bigger team with at least one person who really knows their music.
If you’re interested in partaking of some K&T trivia I recommend booking. The restaurant was packed and I think a few people had to be turned away.