We take a first look at York Trading & Co, opening to the public on October 15, 2013.
York Street is about to get a lot more exciting with the impending opening of York Trading & Co. Located at street level, the New York style bar and restaurant has a focus on Italian street food to complement the bar offerings.
York Trading & Co, Sydney CBD
From the moment you step inside long and narrow bar area, the ambience is classy and inviting. The fitout includes elegant dark timbers, mustard leather bar stools, copper hanging lights and an aged mirror in the dining area reflecting the length of the venue. York Trading & Co also offers outdoor seating on the footpath and in the lobby area at the back.
Owners Matthias Larcher and Gwen Tran have had the idea in mind for some time. The theme and offerings have been designed to be part of the art deco style of the building’s architecture which gives it a timeless and ageless character, Matthias Larcher explains. Natalie Ng, former Bar Manager at Mojo Record Bar has been consulting on the project, a concept that began in August 2012 with Larcher’s good friend and restaurateur, Mikee Collins.
Ryan Gardam, formerly of Café Sydney manages the bar which has a solid American focus. Cocktails are classics with a contemporary swing and old school drinks will be revamped into approachable styles. Beers and ciders are sourced from around the world particularly America. A solid wine list with about 10 to 15 whites and reds complements the food menu.
Southside and Sangria
Simon Mackay, former sous-chef at Bambini Wine Trust restaurant heads the kitchen with a menu that taps into the Americanisation of Italian food in New York following immigration.
Dishes range from $6 to $28 and can be either enjoyed as an individual meal at lunch time have or as share plates in the evening. Expect dishes like the evil-good pork crackling, cheese bread with truffle and mackerel with grapefruit and Italian dressing topped with edible flowers.
Mackerel with Edible Flowers
York Trading & Co is open Monday to Friday from 7.30 am until midnight. Expect to see the same team on your visits which not only builds on old school customer relationship but adds another touch of authenticity to the style of the venue.
L-R: Ryan Gardam (Bar Manager), Natalie Ng (Consultant), Matthias Larcher (Co-Owner)
York Trading & Co opens to the public on October 15, 2013.
York Trading & Co
28 York Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Hours: Monday to Friday 7.30 am to midnight.
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