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The Spot, at the intersection of St Pauls Street and Perouse Road in Randwick, is definitely the place for relaxed and refined Greek and Mediterranean cuisine, thanks to the presence of Skara Bar & Restaurant. Though it’s been in in the neighbourhood for a dozen years or so, Skara has recently undergone a facelift and had its menu buffed and polished, returning this fully-licensed Sydney restaurant to its Mediterranean roots. Open seven days a week, Skara’s famous for its smiling service and delicious dishes.
Take your pick from al fresco seating out on the corner of Randwick’s St Pauls Street and Perouse Road – otherwise known as The Spot to locals – or inside Skara Bar & Restaurant’s newly refurbished, welcoming interior. Either way you’re going to be subjected to some of Sydney’s sunniest service. That’s about right, considering the menu focuses on sunkissed Mediterranean and Greek cuisine. For liquid refreshment, take aim at Skara’s long drinks list (including Greek Mythos beer), or bring your own.
A quick trip through Skara Bar & Restaurant’s delicious Greek and Mediterranean menu might include a taster of simple Kalamata olives, stuffed zucchini flowers, or Sydney rock oysters, and entrees like calamari, Mediterranean dips with pita, or a traditional Greek salad with optional chicken breast or lamb backstrap. This Randwick restaurant is undergoing a lot of change of late, so you can expect the menu to develop over the coming months; that said, dishes like Skara’s slow-cooked beef cheeks with Jerusalem artichokes and homemade gnocchi, lamb, chicken, and mixed seafood skewers, and the seafood platter for two are typically popular and eminently Mediterranean options for diners at this Sydney gem. Ideally located on the corner of St Pauls Street and Perouse Road, its best to book early at this perennially popular neighbourhood haunt.