King Tea is a fun Chinese restaurant, we mix flavours and techniques from all over to make something unique, but instantly recognisable. There’s some strong spicy and numbing influence from Sichuan cuisine, but we borrow, steal and modify from cooking techniques and flavours from Chinese regions and abroad.
Our open kitchen breathes five-foot flames into the air and the clank of spoon on wok provides the rhythm to lively chats and plenty of drinks and merriment.
The music is loud and we encourage you to be too.
100 Latrobe Terrace started life as a tea-house and snack bar for the “trammies” at the tram depot across the street at what is now Paddington Central.
The large brick building is about 100 years old and house living quarters for the purveyors of the snack bar out the back.
Some of the structural walls were removed when it was transformed into a furniture shop and we’ve pulled as much of the internal cosmetics out to bring it back to as raw a form as we could get.