The Gourmet Traveller

Bloodwood, with its funky setting and smart food, is a shining light in Newtown, writes Pat Nourse.
Anyone who thinks there’s nothing good to eat in Newtown these days just isn’t looking hard enough. The problem, folks, is not an absence of good stuff so much as the presence of so very much dross. The culinary signal-to-noise ratio on King Street (as with nearby Glebe Point Road) is such that the quality eats often get lost in the static. It was probably the appearance of smart young chef Daniel Puskas a few years ago and then his successor Karl Firla at Oscillate Wildly that marked the tipping point, and the neighbourhood moved beyond simply ethnic, boho and interesting to something with a bit more focus, depth and polish…