When diners at Kepos & Co. order the hummus from the menu, they are in for an experience. The Middle Eastern dip is made on the table in front of them with a mortar and pestle, before being served with taboon bread cooked in a wood-fired oven. It’s just one of many things that customers love about the eatery at Waterloo, in inner-city Sydney.
Kepos & Co. has been a winner in OpenTable Australia’s Diners’ Choice awards, based on customer reviews, every month since January. It’s an impressive achievement that chef and owner Michael Rantissi credits to honesty and simplicity. “It’s a simple environment that’s mostly about good food,” he says. “Competition is always around but if you’re more focused on your competition you’re more likely to do what everyone else is doing. We try to concentrate on what we like doing instead of what’s trendy.”