Eclectic ‘traveller’ food in an enchanted restaurant

Gypsy Caravan offers a delightfully creative menu, in a magical setting, for when you’re looking for dinner with a difference.

Standouts on the brand new summer menu include a braised tongue with chili pangritata, the red pepper Baba Ghanoush with pistachio and a charcoaled beef bavette. Not to mention its famous ouzo-flamed cheese which has been on the menu since day one; quite a feat considering the menu changes quarterly with the seasons.

Delicious cocktails are served up from Herbie, the beautifully hand-painted caravan bar, along with craft beers and vegan wines. The whole restaurant is decorated with storybook charm; think paper lanterns, fairy lights, persian rugs and colourful cushions. In addition is ‘Spooky Rubies’ the speakeasy-style secret bar and private dining space available for hire, which you’ll find up a small flight of stairs, hidden away in the corner.

Open for dinner from 5.30pm Wednesday to Thursday, and 12 noon till late Friday to Sunday. Now taking bookings for Valentine's Day. Laneway access from Mackelvie Street or Richmond Road.

GYPSY CARAVAN, Lot 3, 130 Ponsonby Road, T: 09 360 4075,,