Taking over the street level entrance of the Mantra on Queen Hotel, Cook & Co is all about rustic, meaty feeds, with a wine and beer list to match. An industrial fit out with plenty of chrome and exposed brick is the perfect setting for dishes like slow braised spiced beef brisket and tender ribs with cornbread and slaw. At the bar you can order pizzas and tasting boards, but nab a table and you’re in for a feast.
Start with a charcuterie board, with hot, cold and vegetarian options changing daily depending on what’s in the kitchen, and move on to something hearty from the ‘Pots & Pans’ menu or the grill and finish with a dessert from the short but sweet post-dinner menu. The venue is also open for breakfast with classic dishes like smashed avo on sourdough or bubble & squeak, and while you’re there you can grab a snack from the cafe for later.