Opening in March 2015, in the heart of Bella Vista’s business district, XI Eleven is a dream come to life for chef Phiroun Lin who brings 15 years of experience, along with a deep passion for food, and dedication to his craft.
With a motto of ‘One Life, One Love’ Phiroun and his partner Helen aim to provide an enjoyable dining experience whether it be a business lunch, after work cocktail, leisurely meal or special occasion.
Situated opposite the lake and fountain on Celebration Drive, the open and airy restaurant provides a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere with a lovely daytime view. The high ceilings and spacious seating arrangements help minimise noise levels and allow you to easily enjoy a conversation or the stress-free sound track.
The menu adopts an innovative variety combining French and Spanish cuisine with Asian influences, alongside a unique mix of American style dishes. The premium cuts of Australian meat and fresh local seafood are of the highest quality, providing the perfect ingredients for Phiroun to work his magic.
The modern-creative style of cooking is immediately evident with dishes like Pork and Squid – a tapas style entrée of twice cooked pork belly and crispy fried squid in sticky peri sauce with black and white sesame seeds. This unique, sweet and sticky, rich dish is the kind that will make you return regularly. The unusual combination of pork and squid works together surprisingly well. The optional lemon turns it from caramel salty sweet – to sweet and sour with just one squeeze, and the sesame seeds add a touch of nutty texture to this already flavoursome dish. Other entrees include a range of Oysters, crispy fried Onion rings, Smoked Vegetables and Grilled Mushrooms.