At Rubyos, every meal is as exciting and exploratory as degustation dining can get, with this King Street, Newtown restaurant’s concept centred on the art of grazing. Offering a peerlessly social way to dine, Rubyos’ eclectic array of dishes are all designed to be shared from the middle of the table. The food itself is refined and internationally-inspired, with almost as many culinary influences as there are items on the menu. Located towards the Sydney city end of King Street, Rubyos is open from breakfast all the way through lunch to full-on dinner banquets. Catering to vegetarian and gluten-free diets, Rubyos knows how to host – and that goes for their private dining events, too.
Rubyos has matched its innovative approach to social dining with menus that reflect the eclectic tastes at work Rubyos’ King Street kitchen. The breakfast menu lists classics (eggs every way you could care to ask for, old fashioned fry ups, big and veggie brekkies), dishes deemed a little bit special (spicy scrambled eggs, Moroccan eggs, homemade baked beans with chorizo), something light for the health conscious, something for the sweet tooth for those admittedly less health conscious (go on, you love it), and a special selection just for kids. This playful tendency runs right through the heart of this rather unique restaurant in Sydney’s Newtown.
Lunch amplifies the emphasis on Rubyos’ grazing concept, offering, besides breads and snack to begin, just two lists of smaller plates listed under cold grazing and hot grazing. The selection is incredibly diverse – Cape Malay pickled fish up against classic Waldorf salads, seared kangaroo fillet, Middle Eastern za'atar chicken tenderloin, Mexican crab and fish cakes… it gets even better when guests opt for the dinner banquet menu at what is undeniably one of Sydney’s best kept dining secrets. With either a minimum of two or four people gathered together, diners are in for a guided gustatory tour of the world under the banner of Rubyos’ Provincial Plates or Seasonal Sampler menus. Rubyos, down Newtown’s King Street, is unmissable if you consider yourself an adventurous foodie.
Excellent food. nice flavours and well spiced for the vegetarian dishes we had. Which was filling and great value for the vegetarian banquet. Good attentive service
Service and food was great. Ordered the vegetarian banquet for two in which the courses came out in quick succession. Booking through Quandoo was effortless.