Step away from the renowned food precincts of Kingston, Braddon and NewActon and make way for the newest hotspot, Casey Jones!
Located in Casey Market Town, Gunghalin, the brand-spanking-new gastropub brings and electric new dining experience to local Canberra north residents. This trendy establishment caters for all occasions, it’s a great place to meet friends for a kick-start breakfast or to satisfy a lunch craving. There’s no denying it doesn’t live up to its gastropub title, offering a great combination of service, heart-felt ingredients and the perfect old-fashioned vibe to unwind to.
The menu boasts an extensive variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner options, as well as the curated selection of snacks, house pizzas and desserts. ‘Southern American Spanish fusion is how the food could be described, with passionate head chef, Abel, updating the signature menu every season – think smokey flavours, citrus fruits and a variety of artisan cheeses underpinning many of the dishes.
A must-try breakfast option is the Citrus Hotcake, which offers the perfect blend of sweet and sour ingredients consisting of pickled rhubarb, compressed honeydew, organic maple syrup, macadamias and pistachios; or if you just need a snack to compliment your boutique beer, be sure to try the Cherry Cola Chicken Wings with a side of scallions, sriracha aioli and celery.
Head barman, Jamie, has spent countless hours tasting and tweaking Casey Jones’ truly unique list of cocktails and other beverages. Our top pick is the Maple Bacon-infused Old Fashion and the classic Shrub Cocktail.
The drinks menu also offers an array of mouth-watering wine options that would make the perfect accompaniment to any dinner dish choice. And if you’re in search to satisfy those after-dinner cravings be sure to try an option from the signature affogato range, each option comes deconstructed on a black slate dress plate – a beautiful mess.
So who is Casey Jones you ask? The pub name originates from the 19th century ‘Brave Engineer’ railroad driver Jonathan “Casey” Jones, who was hailed for his heroism trying to stop his passenger train from colliding with a freight train in Mississippi and inspired the gastropub’s owners, Josh and Shell Leemhuis to create a new and boldly-designed gastropub.
The rustic feel of the space offers railway-track inspired balustrades and the owners have created an updated design to traditional pub layouts, with the use of exposed brick walls, old luggage cases and a touch of greenery to add colour and personality to the space. This venue takes a modern twist on conventional pub spots with the inclusion of table service, in hopes of offering the same fine dining experience us locals love.
A place of pride for the Casey locals, Casey Jones is the ultimate meeting spot where residents of the capital can come to venture away from the dining and nightlife norms.
Casey Jones Gastropub
Address: 15 Kingsland Parade, Casey
Phone: 02 6230 2484