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Almond Bar

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379 Liverpool St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9380 5318
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good30%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
379 Liverpool St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is a little hidden gem. We went for a causal stroll one afternoon and stumbled across this place and as we walked in thought ok, it’s a big small but then the owner came out to speak to us and he was absolutely...More

Thank fromsydwithlove
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was one of our best dinners out in Darlinghurst. The food was very high quality with fresh ingredients and a varied menu with several meat/vegetarian dishes. We shared the set meal, which is for a minimum of 2 people. The service was excellent, friendly...More

Thank oliviaw843
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Once a month this place does breakfast, always popular. Good coffee and yummy food. Thoroughly recommended

Thank Stephen T
Reviewed 11 March 2018

We found this place online and headed here randomly on a whim. Food was excellent, service was attentive and all with relaxed casual atmosphere. It was a week night so it wasn't that busy. Very glad we choose this as one of our dinner stops...More

Thank nacellemode
Reviewed 1 March 2018

While Almond Bar is far from a new restaurant, they’ve stayed in the forefront of my mind with their monthly Syrian breakfasts, and the big Syrian barbeques they hold in their back lane. The long, narrow restaurant is set just off the busy intersection of...More

Thank Jackie M
Reviewed 2 February 2018

Then I went to the bathroom and a male waiter came out of the ladies with a male patron. Then I clearly heard another waiter say " Here she comes" clearly directed at me. Please by all means question me on this. I am willing...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

We came here for dinner after attending a photo exhibition nearby. The service was personal and excellent. It’s a small restaurant but very nicely designed. Menu is Syrian middle Eastern Cuisine which caters well for Vegetarians as well. The food was very nice and we...More

Thank BKernot
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Shared a great meal with some friends. We got the waiter to order for us and he did an amazing job. Great selection of calamari, eggplant, vege dishes and lamb, herbs and spices and chocolate almonds. Wonderful combination and just the right amount to share.

Thank Sydneyjaq
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

We happened to go to this bar/cafe because our hotel was nearby and we are so glad we did. The food was incredible. It's a small place so I'd recommend booking (we were lucky to get in) but the food and drinks were so good....More

Thank Rizig
Reviewed 28 November 2017

This is my go to place if I want to take someone for a different type of dining experience. Everyone I have taken there has enjoyed the shared meals that offer a large variety of middle eastern food. I love, love, love the melt-in-the-mouth calamari....More

Thank juliekA1009BM
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.
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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.
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