Eastside Kitchen Bar Chippendale bar

The urban hangout that is Eastside Kitchen and Bar needs to go on your list

It was only a while ago they shocked Sydney with a chocolate cake that stood a mouth-wateringly impressive 17 centimetres tall and now, the Eastside Kitchen and Bar is doing it again – albeit healthier.

Eastside Kitchen Bar Chippendale negroni cocktail

They’re all about keeping it experimental, sustainable and local in what they bring to the table – and their little slice of Kensington Street in Sydney’s Chippendale – working with local produce that doesn’t do harm and results in patrons returning over and over again.

Man of the kitchen, chef Stanley Wong brings his Michelin restaurant experience to the establishment, adding a unique take to everything they do.

Eastside Kitchen Bar Chippendale pancake

Whether it’s the smokeless, flameless smoulder of the Binchotan grill that they use to prepare their meats, the extensive and European-inspired wine list and cocktail menu, or simply the commanding mural on the entry-facing wall that makes the restaurant, who knows (though, definitely all three + more), the Eastside Kitchen and Bar does it all well.

Eastside Kitchen Bar Chippendale oysters chicken

Eastside Kitchen and Bar is as much a welcoming space for softly spoken catch-ups as it is an open-plan, urban luxe environment for larger-scale celebrations and feasts, working with a particularly inner-city cool feel made only that much more enjoyable by its highlights.

Taking position in what was an old rum shop, the exposed brickwork, arched windows,  leather-panelled bar and customised bronze light fittings make for a space that is as edgy as the food pumped out from the kitchen demands.

Eastside Kitchen Bar Chippendale dining room

Let’s not forget, either, that Eastside is conveniently located near Koi Dessert Bar and Monkey’s Corner cocktail bar for those in the mood for a little more wild night than most.

Find the Eastside Kitchen and Bar at 2-10 Kensington Street, Chippendale or see more at their website.

Eastside Kitchen Bar Chippendale scallops

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