The Stables in Paddington is stylish eating off the beaten track

Stables Paddington dining room

If there’s one thing you notice about the Sydney restaurant scene, it’s that people are hesitant to break away from the hot-spots of diners; and, to be honest, it makes sense.

Until you discover The Stables in Paddington; a new restaurant just off the main the main drag of Paddington that unashamedly does its own thing in its own space, offering something diners have been crying for.

Stables Paddington food

Mood lit, funky styled and expertly catered for, The Stables in Paddington has all the hallmarks of a well-established restaurant in the centre of the city, despite only having been open a few weeks.

The building itself houses a lot of history in an “if the walls could talk” kind of way. Having been established since the 1800s, the venue has housed stables (obviously), a hay loft, a tanner’s residence and ironworks over the years, adding to the unique pieces of Australian heritage that make the venue as enjoyable as it is.

Stables Paddington lamb belly

Executive chef Thomas Gripton’s menu plays along with the rustic nature of the interior and the charm-to-life element of the whole thing, working with locally-sourced and expertly executed morsels.

Thanks in large part to his enduring relationships with local providores and artisans, the chef’s take on butter-poached lobster with herb jus, avruga caviar, dill and kombu, slow-cooked pork jowl with garlic yoghurt, celery ribbons, celery leaf oil and crisped black rice as well as nori to miso braised eggplant with parmesan, shallots, dill and aromatics make for one ‘bowl-you-over’ experience.

Stables Paddington lobster

Couple all that menu fancy with a wine range that is as wide-reaching as it is wholesome, The Stables offers that just-out-of-inner-Sydney stylish dinner experience you’re after for a week night, weekend, or any time.

Visit The Stables at 1 Victoria Street, Paddington

Monday Closed

Tuesday 4pm – 9:30pm

Wednesday 4pm – 9:30pm

Thursday Midday –  10pm

Friday Midday – 11:30pm

Saturday Midday – 11:30pm

Sunday Midday – 9:30pm

See more at their website,

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