Dinner at Old City is so good it hurts
“I’ve never had anyone say anything bad about our haloumi, so if you do, I’ll punch you in the face!” he said with a laugh.
Sure, when an executive chef of Old City, a restaurant in Sydney’s Newtown makes that threat, you’re not going to push it; but thankfully, the haloumi – one of their prized menu items – and the remainder of the restaurant’s extensive offering can’t be faulted. And that’s just the beginning.
Old City is one of those lesser known gems along one of the most popular streets in Sydney. Just tucked away off the main sprawl of Newtown’s King St., Old City offers something different that once you experience, lingers for that bit longer than most.
It is spacious, airy, practically-yet-functionally decorated and is the kind of establishment where the food is allowed to be the star rather than anything else.
They do Greek inspired fare. See their menu here. Think octopus, the risk-laden haloumi, za’atar spiced chicken, and spatchcock amongst other things and an extensive enough bar, your bartender will tell you they can make anything!
Old City is an homage to the old world in the fast-paced and in-high-demand nature of a restaurant in the new city, capitalising on what it does so well for a discerning range of customers with a palpable respect for good food. It’s a must-visit.
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