Miss Peaches, Newtown

Her name is Miss Peaches and she has just taken residence in Newtown. This southern gal may be new to the Sydney bar and dining scene but she knows how to make a lasting first impression.

Miss Peaches, Newtown
Miss Peaches, Newtown

Located along Missendon Road, Miss Peaches is the latest venue by Richie Haines, Marty Routledge and Luke Della Santa. Walk up the staircase and she lures you with her welcome.

Miss Peaches, Newtown
Retro lounge

A 70s-style lounge with a fully working black and white television set leads the way to a bright and colourful interior with exposed bricks, orange bar stools, and oversized logos on the wall such the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. and Crawdaddy’s.

Miss Peaches, Newtown

Comfortable booths set against exposed brick and large windows give the venue a sense of open space with tall tables and bar stools adding a casual vibe.

Miss Peaches, Newtown
Colourful booths

A long balcony with a rustic look hugs one side of the venue overlooking the road, an area no doubt smokers will enjoy.

Miss Peaches, Newtown
Miss Peaches, The Bar

The marble top bar occupies a sizeable space and in line with Miss Peaches’ southern authenticity, ex American wine crates are used to display a solid range of American whiskeys including some rare imports.

Miss Peaches, Newtown
Back bar

A range of American beers including Sierra Nevada Rye, Brooklyn Brown and Anchor Liberty Ale is available along with Young Henry’s Newtwoner and Dirty Granny cider on tap. Red, white and sparkling wines are also available as well homemade sodas ($5) such as Sarsaparilla, Lemonade and Watermelon Fizz.

Miss Peaches, Newtown
Beer on tap

Bar Manager, Jimmy Snelgrove, has created a southern-style cocktail list which includes Hot Buttered Pumpkin Rum ($15) and Rum and Raisin Root Beer Float ($17) made with Flor de Caña, ginger beer, spiced rum and molasses ice cream float ($17).

Miss Peaches, Newtown
Jimmy Snelgrove, Bar Manager, Sazerac & Dukes of Hazard

Fans of rye whiskey are set to enjoy the Dukes of Hazard ($17). A perfectly balanced mix of rye whiskey, lemon and almond is served tall with grated nutmeg on top. It’s strong and boozy, and difficult to stop at just one. From the black board specials comes the Sazerac ($17), another well-crafted drink that hits the right spot.

Miss Peaches, Newtown
Soul Food Menu

Chef Ernie Priestley heads the kitchen at Miss Peaches and you can expect soul food grub such as Po’ Boy Sliders ($8), a large Crisp-skinned Turkey Drumstick ($14), Gumbo ($18), Okra Jambalaya ($16), and a selection of Pickles by the Pound among other temptations.

Miss Peaches, Newtown
Crawfish Pies

The Crawfish Pies ($12 for 2) are not to be missed. They come in a light and flaky pastry encasing delicious pieces of crayfish in a spicy sauce.

Miss Peaches, Newtown
Oysters Bayou Teche

The Oysters Bayou Teche ($11) are another delicious specialty. Whole oysters are encased with a stuffing of sausage, shrimp and more oysters then deep fried into a crisp  ball. You simply pick one up, eat it and enjoy the burst of seafood and spicy flavours. The oyster shells are merely for presentation.

Miss Peaches, Newtown
DJ Booth

The concept behind Miss Peaches is to offer a complete experience combining soul food with a bar and music with special nights currently in planning. Music is part of the experience and the venue will feature live acts on weekends.

Miss Peaches, Newtown
L-R: Chris Dengate, Scott Frame, Jimmy Snelgrove, Shannon Kean

Miss Peaches, Newtown

There’s so much to like about Miss Peaches. From the relaxed and casual feel, to the décor with vibrant colours, well-crafted cocktails and satisfying soul food, the Miss Peaches experience is one that will bring you back for more. At the time of visit, the venue had just opened its doors to the public but it has all the right ingredients to become a Sydney hot spot and a go-to bar and dining destination.

Photography © by Kevin Burke for Gourmantic – Copyright: All rights reserved.

Miss Peaches
201 Missenden Road
Open: Wednesday to Sunday 5pm till midnight.


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About the author

Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.