Say hello to Sestra: a Mediterranean restaurant and bar awaiting discovery along Adelaide’s increasingly popular Peel Street.

What once started off as a pop-up burger joint has now turned into a highly-renowned permanent restaurant where the Serbian meets with the Mediterranean. Officially established in late 2018, Sestra is owned and operated by the Vujik family, who are also the masterminds behind everyone’s beloved Serbian restaurant Kaffana that lies a stone’s throw away across the laneway.

Sestra is the Serbian word for ‘sister’, and Sestra perfectly encapsulates just that, acting as Kaffana’s younger sibling by showcasing the lighter flavours the Mediterranean and the Balkans have to offer.

Owner and member of the Vujic clan Predrag runs the roost much like the family run things at Kaffana, with his beloved Mama dividing her time between the two restaurants to oversee it all.

Working closely with Moroccan chef Anouar Senah, the talented duo have taken things back-to-basics with an honest approach to their cuisine, allowing the locally-sourced and freshly-prepared produce speak for itself.

There’s something to satisfy everyone’s inner hunger at Sestra, where their menu options are just as diverse as their cultural influences from Morocco, Turkey, Greece, Italy and Spain. Lighter options range from tapas-inspired dishes to grazing platters, whilst there are still plenty of hearty meals straight from the charcoal grill. Sestra’s infamous burgers also take pride of place, pairing perfectly with their drinks and cocktails menu.

Offering casual, laid-back dining, Sestra is tailor-made for those relaxing afternoon lunches, burgers and beers before or after a footy match, or after-work dinner and drinks to help you get through the week.

Escape the cold city streets and retreat to the cosy warmth of Sestra, where one and all are welcomed with open arms, drinks aplenty and comfort food to warm the soul.

Snuggled at 23 Peel Street in Adelaide’s booming bar district, Sestra is open for lunch Tuesday – Friday 12 – 3pm, early evenings Fridays 4pm – late, and Saturday nights 6pm – late.