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Lebanese food in Sydney is often associated with the Western Suburbs, but up in Neutral Bay on the North Shore, Al-Amar is ploughing a furrow for their native cuisine. This Military Road establishment is a relative newcomer to the restaurant scene in Neutral Bay, but their menu includes familiar favourites for anyone who has enjoyed Lebanese food before. Hummus, mezze, falafel and the like didn’t become favourites by accident, and when they’re done as well as they are at Al-Amar, you’ll understand why the North Sydney foodies are getting so excited.
The menu at Al-Amar, the new Lebanese restaurant of choice for North Shore foodies, is split into two main parts, and both can be enjoyed by a large group. Split a selection of hot and cold mezze between your group to enjoy a wide variety of Lebanese favourites, from kebbi and hummus to halloumi and baba ganoush. At Al-Amar down on Military Street in Neutral Bay, the food is made to be shared, just like they would do in Beirut, so don’t limit yourself to just one dish!
Of course, the mezze at Al-Amar are brilliant, but to only sample from that section of the menu would be to miss out. The Military Road-restaurant has a huge range of straight-from-the-grill options for your delectation, and they are one of the many reasons that the culinary cognoscenti of Neutral Bay and Northern Sydney keep coming back. Try the lamb shawarma, picked off the rotating spit, or the shish tawook, from the aforementioned grill. Lebanese cuisine has much to offer, and few places on the North Shore can compete with Al-Amar, so make sure you book your table now!