News and Reviews - Fri 4th May 2012
Mud Crab is now open on Ecclesall Rd where Felicini was, don't worry, it's still us.
Mud Crab is a concept we have been planning for 2 years and we couldn't find the right site. So we decided where better than a site we already have.
Why Mud crab?
We think it’s a good name - Wikipedia will tell you mud crab may refer to any crab that lives in or near mud. MC features regularly on Australian menus, and it's also in our opinion a great way to describe the ‘hunch over position’ adopted by café racer motorcyclists.
MC is born out of our love of Australian café restaurant culture, fresh, simple, innovative cooking inspired by every possible style of global cuisine and cooking techniques. New York dining, gutsy, animated, loud, characterful, no nonsense – its cooking with heart meets cooking with soul.
We consider ourselves to be independent operators, successful enough to own more than one restaurant but small enough to still be working in one everyday..... cleaning..polishing cutlery.... cooking..painting. Whatever is required..directors, owners starship commanders the title is immaterial.
Let’s not name check people who don’t matter, but if you're interested in our kitchen porter or the line chef or the waitress we can talk about them for hours, they really are the ones that make the difference.
The top bananas have decades of cumulative restaurant experience, a decent chunk of those working in Sydney, Australia and New York, as well as influential ground breaking restaurant concepts in both London and Manchester.
A note about hamburgers: We know we will be serving a fantastic hamburger, perfected and agonized over for many years. It’s the hardest dish to get right, that’s why many people have never been served a great hamburger. We call them custom burgers because we are creating something different from the ‘norm’, selecting the correct ingredients, applying the right techniques, rejecting the bizarre and the not so wonderful “rubbish” that chefs feel compelled to add to give their indifferent offerings an identity. Each is prepared and grilled fresh and constructed to our custom build.
We hope that you will come down and give us a try.