Best New Sydney Restaurants & Bars – April 2015

As blue skies return, here are some of the latest restaurants and bars that have opened in Sydney for you to venture out and enjoy.

Best New Restaurant & Bar Openings

Char & Co

Char & Co presents dishes inspired by South America. Menu highlights include Moqueca, a Brazilian seafood curry with barramundi and tiger prawns or Jalapenos Rellenos which are fried and battered with aioli. Fire roasted meats, poultry, sausages and seafood will keep Churrasco lovers happy. Keep room for dessert of Doce de Mel E Amendion. Read our review of Char & Co.

Char & Co, 15 Knox St, Double Bay, NSW 2028

Barrel Bar & Dining

An  extensive wine list at Barrel Bar & Dining with a focus on boutique wineries makes this welcoming bar a great place to relax with friends. A menu by chefs Zac Stanning and Luke Davenport with a French and Italian feel offers plates to share and more substantial serves. The Cured King Prawn, with pine nuts, coffee and vanilla jelly is a must. Read our review of Barrel Bar & Dining.

Barrel Bar & Dining, 3/362 Military Road, Cremorne, NSW 2090

The Public at Cammeray

The Public delivers a Mediterranean dishes such as duck souvlaki and prawn and ouzo saganaki and extends this feel to pub classics. A beer list of on tap and bottle of nearly 20 plus a thought out wine list to accompany. Read our intro to The Public at Cammeray.

The Public, 429 Miller Street, Cammeray, NSW  2062


Blogger and Chef Fouad Kassab who impressed with his pop up Chic Pea now has opened Baraka Restaurant, with a menu inspired by the family and food of his childhood in Lebanon. A set menu is available or select from dishes such as Tamarind & chili king prawns or Slow-cooked lamb shoulder pilaf with tahini. A must-have is the Middle Eastern Breakfast served on Sunday. Read our preview of Baraka Restaurant.

Baraka, 56 Harris Street Pyrmont, NSW 2009

Osaka Bar

Chef Kazu missed the street food from his home town of Osaka so much that he has opened Osaka Bar to serve some of his favourites such as takoyaki (fried octopus balls), okonomyaki (Japanese pancake) plus much more. Read our review of Osaka Bar.

Osaka Bar, Shop 15/ Llankelly Place, 24-30 Springfield Ave, Potts Point, NSW 2011


Tartine lets you begin the day and work your way though the selection of pastries, sweet jaffles, savoury jaffles and of course tartines i.e. fancy French opened face sandwiches with nothing on the menu over $10.

Tartine, 635 Gardeners Road, Mascot NSW 2020

The Pizza Box

With a wood fired pizza oven from Naples,  The Pizza Box is set in Salt Meats Cheese. A range of cured meats and beef meatballs are a couple of the starters before moving onto pizzas both traditional Marghariti, Anchovy to more contemporary Truffle, Lobster to name a few.

The Pizza Box, Unit 12/41 Bourke Road, Alexandria NSW 2015


Surly’s is the latest from Brody Petersen of Riley St Garage, dishing up a range of Southern American food with 4 types of fries, hot wings, American BBQ plates with the meats smoked in house plus more. All served up with plenty of beers, both American and local, bourbon and rock and roll.

Surly’s, 182 Campbell St, Surry Hills, NSW 2010

Harry Phat’s

A holiday enjoying the ocean in front of you and trying some street food from Vietnam, Thailand, maybe Indonesia or Japan. Well, head to Harry Phat’s in Manly where chef’s will prepare their native cuisines for you to snack or maybe have a three course dinner in a setting with original and street art and that ocean view.

Harry Phat’s, Hotel Steyne, 75 The Corso, Manly NSW 2095

Besser Italian

The team from A Tavola have opened Besser, a casual restaurant and bar that features the wonderful Australian/Italian building material of the ’70s, thebesser block, as a 10 metre bar. The menu has the Italian favourites, fresh pasta, wine on tap and the 6pm risotto which changes daily to be ordered at that time.

Besser, 3/355 Crown St, Surry Hills, NSW 2010

Moorish Blue

The spices of North Africa come to the fore at Moorish Blue in dishes such as the calamari, pearl couscous, okra with Tunisian paste or maybe try the wok fired prawns with harissa all served in an atmospheric setting.

Moorish Blue, 139 Blues Point Road, McMahons Point, NSW 2060

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Kevin Burke

Kevin Burke is the Co-Founder of Gourmantic. He was first carried onto a plane at 3 months old. He enjoyed it so much, most of his efforts have been to get back in them to travel. He has lived on 3 continents and in addition to his love of travel and food, he is passionate about wine, chocolate and music.