Bar H
Asian
Bar H
-33.880004,151.209886

Is it a bar with good food or a restaurant with a good bar? You'll ponder this question as you arrive at Bar H, its welcoming lights glowing on a Surry Hills corner, empty wine bottles lining the window sills and the happy buzz of a hip crowd drifting onto the street. Upstairs is vibrant and bar-like, a place to sit on stools and down cocktails accented with lychee, turmeric and star anise. You can eat here, too, or opt for the intimate dining room downstairs  to explore an original menu from chef Hamish Ingham that successfully  marries Japanese, Chinese and indigenous flavours. A branch of saltbush, for instance, is fried tempura-style and served with chilli mayo, kingfish sashimi is elevated with twin sauces of yuzu kosho and nori, and kombucured Angus sirloin works perfectly with a miso sauce and mushrooms.  An impressive drinks list created by co-owner Rebecca Lines includes wines by the glass or carafe, sakes, spirits and teas. Now, drink or dinner?  


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $14-$29

    M $29-$42

    D $8-$16

    Dégustation $68

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Hamish Ingham & Shota Sato

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