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Almond Bar

379 Liverpool St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9380 5318
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good32%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
379 Liverpool St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
Neighbourhood: Darlinghurst
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Almond bar create stunning food from the heart. The time and care gone into the menu and the food is evident in every bite. I love introducing people to Almond Bar. It's fast becoming an eastern suburbs institution

Thank Mike G
Reviewed yesterday

Always great. Fantastic that it offers Uber eats. Highly recommended! My recommendation would be the meat dishes (chicken, beef, lamb, etc.)

Thank JordanCER
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interestingly good food , away from the hustle of Kings Cross. Good find. Great spices I've never had before, would definitely recommend for foodies. Must book ahead, cosy inside. Take out available to.

Thank andyrick1
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We had just arrived at a nearby hotel and were wandering the neighborhood looking for something besides hamburgers, pizza or fish & chips for dinner. This place caught our eye and we stopped in. The place is tiny and we didn't have any reservations but...More

Thank Grandpa117
Reviewed 22 March 2017

First time to the Almond Bar based on a recommendation for the once a month breakfast. The place was full of happy customers all enjoying the breakfast menu. We shared the $30.0pp breakfast which included a large variety of dishes including Syrian style sausage, 12...More

Thank Russell C
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Came here with some close friends for a lovely dinner. The surroundings are intimate. The service attentive. The food superb. They even have a special dish of the day, of which they donate a potion to the Syrian Refugee Children. A restaurant with a conscience...More

1  Thank Greek-Buddha07
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Best place I ate in Sydney so far! Everything tastes so fresh and unique. Grilled lamb was amazing and the Tuna also. Best dip was eggplant avo. Garlic bread was so crunchy and delicious. We got some more dips and they were all really delicious....More

Thank GDD1002
Reviewed 8 March 2017

My Friend had booked this restaurant for her daughters 21st on Madi Gra night. The guys that run this place are very accommodating and friendly. Allowed the restaurant to be booked from 3- 8 and did not take reservations until 8.30. Coming from a middle...More

Thank Paula Z
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Almond Bar is small, intimate, a bit dark, and wonderful. You are greeted by friendly staff and seated at a table already set with a little platter of delicious almonds in various guises that immediately destroy any hope of "being sensible because I'm on a...More

Thank Philip L
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Tucked away in Darlinghurst is this compact but delightfully atmospheric restaurant. Wonderful staff who are knowledgable and friendly with a charming smile. Leave the selection up to them and you will always be delighted. We were a two family party of eight including four children...More

Thank Andy C
Home of the small bar revolution in Sydney,
Darlinghurst has more bars per capita than any other
suburb. Themes range from American whiskey bars and
1950’s theme bars to hidden bars requiring secret
passwords. Oxford Street is the "Gay Capital" of
Australia, where gay and lesbian-friendly venues
feature “diva shows” and dancing until the morning.
Vintage lovers flock to Crown Street, and small
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 379 Liverpool St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Darlinghurst
  • Neighbourhood: Darlinghurst
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9380 5318
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Almond Bar is an award winning restaurant operating since 2007. It serves authentic, as well as modern Middle Eastern dishes, delicious cocktails and a diverse range of wines in a very friendly and comfortable environment.

It all started with a dream that owner Carol Salloum had of bringing her family's love of food & people together for all of Sydney to enjoy. She approached her great cook of a sister Sharon and the rest is history.

Carol & Sharon, as well as their two brothers George & Steven, grew up in a traditional Syrian household where hospitality was their life. It started the moment an unexpected guest entered their home. No matter what the circumstances or financial situation of their parents, they taught their children to be hospitable & always welcome those that came to their door. Hospitality is in their blood, not just a job.

The Salloum household regularly had a container filled with mixed nuts - amongst many other snacks - for the visitors that would drop in for a coffee or drink. Each of the four siblings would secretly open the container and eat the almonds until there were none left. All seemed to get away with it & no one ever owned up.

Everyone at Almond Bar has always tried to make all their customers feel at home & experience the passion that they have. The family is always involved and customers have become family too.

Sharon Salloum has produced an International Gourmand Award for Best Cook Book by Female as well as Best Middle Eastern Cook Book. Her passion for her food and culture are evident in her cooking, her classes & the tours she runs for Gourmet Safari.

Carol and Sharon, along with an amazing team are currently working to educate and train Syrian refugees; to find employment for them; and help them feel welcome in the country that they & their family call home.