El Estanco owners and chefs Abby Osborne and Julian Velasquez have spent the past nine months renovating an 1890s property opposite their current restaurant and the new multi-purpose El Estanco will open early September.
Located in the heart of Greenock in the north-west of the Barossa, El Estanco quickly became a favourite after opening in 2016 – specialising in wholesome and seasonal food with a South American accent.
El Estanco aims to focus on ethically sourced, environmentally sustainable dishes and practices.
The couple said they realised not long after opening in Murray Street premises that there was scope for El Estanco to diversify and grow.
“After exceptional support from the Greenock and wider Barossa communities, we sought out an opportunity to grow our business into something more,” Abby said.
“When a property became available across the road in Greenock, it was the perfect opportunity to think about El Estanco Mark II.
“The new site will offer the same intimate settings and unique style that our customers know and love, but we’re also able to include an artisan bakery, coffee roaster, market garden, kids’ nature play area, wood-fired pizza oven and an area for larger events and gatherings.
”We were always planning on staying in Greenock, we were just fortunate enough to secure the land opposite the previous El Estanco venue.”
The new El Estanco is located at 18-22 Murray Street, Greenock, and will be open seven days per week, from 8am-4:30pm with extended hours on Friday and Saturday nights for dinner.