Eight Mile Creek
240 Mulberry St.
This venue is closed.
When Down Under transplants Bill Mitchell and brothers Frank and Will Ford opened their good-time Aussie pub in 1999, they inadvertently kick-started a mini Antipodean invasion. Although Eight Mile Creek is now one of a half-dozen Australian joints on the Lower East Side, it still remains among the most authentic. The menu is a great intro to contemporary Australian cooking
with native staples like roasted kangaroo loin, pan-seared lamb shank with
sautéed spinach, and char-grilled hanger steak paired with chunky-cut fries with the skin left on. Those curious about more modern
flavors can sample a classic Aussie meat pie or skewers of kangaroo meat in a
tangy “pepperberry ketchup.”
Later on in the evening, the young crowd congregates around the narrow dining room’s wooden bar, especially when Aussie-rules football plays on the overhead TV.