Double Bay’s Pink Salt is a double whammy restaurant destination in Sydney, matching a stunning, stylish venue with stunning, stylish food. Head chef Mark Williamson’s menus range across the snackable to late suppers, with lunch and dinner in between, the common factor being a distinct Mediterranean accent on every dish. At the bar, classic cocktails and fresh inventions are shaken and served by a team of mixologists, alongside a great selection of craft beer and fine wines. Pink Salt’s resident DJs play out Friday and Saturday nights, and they’re also on call when you book a private function here – this bar and restaurant down Cross Street is the Porsche Carrera of private dining and party venues.
Pink Salt has been serving Double Bay residents and a loyal eastern suburbs fanbase for over a decade, a profile which grew across Sydney when this Cross Street bar and restaurant was featured on reality TV show My Restaurant Rules. Newly refurbished by design team AZBcreative, Pink Salt is an incredibly good-looking venue, with a sun-dappled courtyard, glass- and vine-enclosed conservatory, and an earthy, airy, split-level interior balancing warmth and industrial chic in beautifully measured form. The menu has also been given a once over by chef Mark Williamson (The Tilbury, The Botanist, Bondi Hardware) to bring it in line with owner Evan Hansimikali’s Greek background, emphasising the ingredients and flavour profiles of the Mediterranean in dishes grounded in an Australian culinary style.
Pink Salt goes to great lengths to keep its food offering close to heart and home, making everything from pasta and sauces to ice cream at their Cross Street premises, growing their own produce where possible – their (stuffed) zucchini flowers, for instance – and sourcing seasonally and locally where it’s not, including their supply of grass-fed Black Angus beef, for which they turn to Glenburn farm in Jambaroo. The menu is eminently shareable, as good Mediterranean-tinged cuisine should be, with tapas-style plates of like single origin Brasserie bread with sage and garlic butter, Sydney rock oysters, crab and pancetta croquettes, feta and kale spanakopita, braised octopus and a delicious fusion in the form of scallops, burnt carrot, with black pudding crumbs, orange and saffron just some of the options. Tempted yet? Larger plates take it up a notch, but it’s to this beloved Double Bay restaurant’s great credit that while it’s always stratospherically gourmet, the food here remains deliciously down-to-earth, from snacks to banquets.
Delicious food and wine, stunning setting, great service and all in a beautiful location. Highly recommend Pink Salt and the lamb shoulder large plate to share.
The lamb was amazing!! The Cabbage salad with truffle was divine. We went on a Sunday at lunch so it was quiet. the staff are lovely, polite and very attentive
Wonderful service and friendly staff. Great food and lovely decor. It's both a place to have a spontaneous relaxed meal as well and for an occasion.
Lovely place with seating outside. Tapas style food and great service. Would recommend the squid and salads. They made a real effort with my girlfriends birthday as well.
Above and beyond our expectations. Very warm and friendly staff, and the food was to die for. i'm not a fan of olives, I can take or leave them, but Pink Salt's marinated olives were amazing - they had a mellow intriguing flavour, without being overly bitter. Generous mains of perfectly cooked beef cheek and succulent chicken with a lovely crispy skin, along with the delicious vegies, left us very satisfied. And then we had to find room for the incredible baklava and ice-cream and pistachio crumb. A stunning meal, worth every cent. We'll return, for sure.
My husband and I went to Pink Salt for dinner and to catch-up with a friend who we hadn't seen in a while. Unfortunately it was so loud from other 3 large parties going on around us, we could barely hear ourselves speak. I don't plan ever going back on a Friday night. It was too loud - uncomfortably so! The staff were nice. The food was delicious, although a little on the small side. Not a great night.
Lovely service. Friendly and fast. it was a slow night, however. The restaurant was pleasant and the food was good. We did go on a super cold night and a little more heating would have been wonderful. I recommend Pink Salt as a good place to go for casual dining.
This is my third visit to Pink Salt. The restaurant is located at a beautiful location with parking nearby. The service is always friendly and the food is delicious and beautifully presented. My friend and I had a great time.
We had a great dinner there tonight for my birthday. The food was wonderful as was the service. I highly recommend it Pink Salt. My birthday surprise of the delicious Raspberry soft serve was an added bonus !
Dining at Pink Salt is always enjoyable. Staff were exceptional and food was just great. Will definitely be back to dine again and will ensure all friends and family are aware of this great place.