Located on Ice House Street, Central, it’s quite extraordinary just how delightfully genuine this little bit of Spain manages to be. From the moment you step inside, gone are the tower blocks and bustle of the city, instead a vista of yellow and white rough plastered walls awaits, full of nooks and crannies accented with old cart wheels, Spanish pottery and paintings. It’s a world within a world and one that has been offering its exceptional menus for over 18 years. The menu is crammed with sublime regional dishes augmented by a selection of classic Spanish wines.
A recent introduction has been Olé’s 16-course brunch, available every Saturday and public holidays. The brunch is a celebration of the most memorable dishes served throughout Olé’s distinguished history and comes with the option of three free flow drinks packages and the chance to add an extravagant serving of aromatic air-dried cured Joselito Gran Reserva Jamón ham.
The brunch opens with a dozen Olé signature tapas including gambas al ajillo, Andalusian style clams, Iberico ham and chicken croquettes, deep-fried Spanish padron peppers and sautéed chorizo with garlic and chives. This is followed up by unlimited servings from the three main dishes: Segovia style suckling pig, traditional Spanish seafood paella served in oversized paella pans and paella of the day, all freshly cooked and served in rotation.
After a suitable break, it’s onto the dessert. Choose from either the fried milk with toffee reduction, caramel pudding, Spanish churros with hot chocolate or the delicious pears confit in red and port wine.
To complement the free flow sangria, cava, and wine packages, a selection of Olé cocktails are available, including refreshing Apple and Ginger Punch and the Virgin Strawberry and Cucumber Mojito. To complete the classic brunch experience, two guitar-vocalists serenade guests throughout with the delicate rhythms of Spain.