About the restaurant
Don’t be fooled by the name – while Sydney’s Panhandlebar does open up as a wine bar by night, serving a fine range of beverages both hot and cold, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, this eclectic Potts Point venue is best known for its commitment to cuisine prepared from Australian biodynamic produce. Pay a visit to Panhandlebar’s Llankelly Place premises off Orwell Street for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and dine safe in the knowledge that everything you eat is straight from paddock to plate, and we’re talking some of the healthiest paddocks on the planet.
Panhandlebar’s approach is endearingly earnest – even the tables and chairs at their cosy Potts Point restaurant and wine bar are lovingly upcycled. And then there’s their eggs, gently fostered out from the happiest, open-range chooks that are personally guarded by two fierce Wolfhounds on 5000 acres in Armidale. Falling into organic love yet? Completely artisanal and biodynamic, the delicious, unpretentious dishes on this Sydney gourmet restaurant’s menus use no MSG, no trans fats… only pure seasonal produce and grass-fed and free range meat sourced from trusted suppliers makes it to Panhandlebar’s tables, tucked down Llankelly Place from Orwell Street.
The character of the cuisine whipped up in Panhandle’s kitchen is modern Australian in essence, given a judicious shakeup with rustic European culinary principles. The chef and the sommelier change up their menus weekly, so be sure to check the boards next time you choose to dine at Potts Point’s premier gourmet organic eatery; but just as a teaser, you can expect an evening meal to consist in dishes such as fresh Sydney fish market fare with asparagus and fennel, pasture-fed Scotch fillet beef with Café de Paris sauce, and house-made ricotta gnocchi with corn, spinach and parmesan. Everything on offer at this Llankelly Place temple to simply good food is down-to-earth on so many levels. A real Sydney gem, you’re even likely to be graced by live music as you dine!