The Stables Restaurant and Bar: Paddington
For those searching for the next best modern Australian cuisine, the wait is over. Introducing The Stables Restaurant and Bar in Paddington, Sydney.
Energetic and elegant, The Stables brings a touch of luxury to the everyday with innovative, modern Australian cuisine, premium speciality cocktails and a beautifully executed wine list. The history of the building in Paddington is honoured in the name, as it has previously housed stables, operated as a hay loft, a leather smith and a blacksmith over the years.
The original charm has been brought to life with a chic makeover that is sympathetic to the building’s history, featuring a muted palette of polished concrete, marble and touches of brass and leather. The sophisticated yet warm interior is mirrored in the menu, which executive Chef, Thomas Gripton, has curated with the slightest hint of Asian cuisine that draws off his passion for the sea and the land.
The food, creative yet restrained, takes the diner on a journey that explores a wide range of free-range meat and speciality seafood alongside delicious sides which are perfect for sharing. This contemporary dining is complemented perfectly by the drinks list and unique cocktails that are on offer.
The wine has a distinctive Australian focus, offering a wide selection of some of the country’s finest wines. Thanks to a unique bottling system, premium wines which are usually only available by the bottle are available by the glass, giving everyone the opportunity to pair their Stables dining experience with the perfect wine. Cocktails are a form of art at The Stables, thanks to head bartender and cocktail maker Pat Johnson, who infuses spirits with botanicals and spices. The quality and range of classic and in-house cocktails are elevated, while the herbs used in the drinks are locally sourced.
The Stables Restaurant and Bar offers lunch, dinner and drinks six days a week, and invites everyone to enjoy the ambience of a neighbourhood restaurant coupled with great food and incredible service.
Butter poached lobster – with herb jus, avruga caviar, dill and kombu
Flowerbunch – Aperol, Dolin Rosso, St Germain