The brains and bellies behind Sydney’s Crow Bar are far from a murderous bunch. A gaggle of passionate foodies, these guys and girls have together locked their beady eyes on a shared passion for good food, fine wine, creative cocktails – and they’re very eager to share what they’ve built from their cosy eyrie down Burlington Street in, yes, Crows Nest. Crow Bar is a perfect place to sample carefully curated international cuisine, innovative cocktails, fine wine and crafty beer, whether you’re up for a casual bite or a large celebration.
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The crow bar is a comfortable and awesome place to either meet friends or just sit with someone special. Staff are friendly and they have a great wine list.
Nice cocktails and food was tasty - a few good vegetarian options. Warm atmosphere. In terms of COVID safety - there was hand sanitiser, a registration sheet and the numbers were limited, however menus were not being wiped down and the music was really loud so customers had to shout which is thought to spread airbourne viruses.
A nice bar with great ambiance and drinks. Food just ok, but overall lovely place.
When three resourceful crows figured it was best to nest together in their quest to offer Sydney an intimate bar experience backed by a very clever kitchen, they settled on a lofty down Crows Nest’s Burlington Street but discovered they still needed to add a few feathers to their flock. And so John, Tracey, and Kerry – a trio with over sixty years collective hospitality experience – began the hunt and soon became four, welcoming international chef Anna Borna to the fold. Borna’s contribution is some of Sydney’s best tapasstyle share plates and platters, plus grand function menus for when Crow Bar opens its doors to diners looking to celebrate a big event or simply get together en masse, like a much less ominous (though possibly as hungry) take on Hitchcock’s classic!
Crow Bar has some serious leverage when it comes to the already crowded Sydney tapas bar and wine bar scene. First to the food, a highlight of this Crows Nest restaurant and stylish watering hole’s offering. Borna’s plates are designed for picking and sharing, focusing on authentic recipes culled from Spain and the Mediterranean, but open also to a few international flourishes – the Thai beef salad and Crow Bar’s famous chips with Americanstyle sauce are just two globetrotting examples. If you’re indecisive, with a larger group, or simply want to sample a range of bites that showcase Crow Bar’s culinary curatorship, go for the handsome and generously apportioned share boards, covering charcuterie, cheese, or a combination of both. Bigger appetites are cared for by dishes such as the twiceroasted lamb shoulder, fish tacos, schnitzel sliders, Americanstyle ribs and the Crow Bar burger. A visit to this Burlington Street eatery wouldn’t be complete without a sip from the bar, with an impressive range of wines, boutique whiskies, signature cocktails and mantails (for easily embarrassed blokes) on offer.
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