Bar H has been around for a while now, and has quickly gained a reputation for providing exceptional quality food and service, at reasonable prices. Sydney has been somewhat lacking in good quality mid-range options (though things have certainly improved in the last few years), and that’s exactly the place where Bar H sits.
Bar H is brought to you by husband and wife team Hamish Ingham (chef – formerly of Billy Kwong) and Rebecca Lines (restaurant manager/sommelier). The menu is constantly changing, with a focus on fresh, simple, seasonal produce.
Set on a corner location, with a large open window overlooking the street, Bar H is a dark, sexy, inviting bar. It’s the kind of place, you can pull up a stool, kick back and enjoy a relaxing evening. You can settle on stools in front of the open window and instantly relax and feel at home. You will notice the fast and friendly service as well as the understated, glam fit out. Nothing is over the top, the balance is just right.
Rather than focusing on entree/main/dessert, the menu is snack style and designed to be shared, with a distinct Asian flavour. If the menu choice is all too hard, you can always choose Hamish’s Banquet menu at $75 pp.
There is an impressive wine list, with Australian, New Zealand and European options, as well as beers and a selection of interesting cocktails on offer.
This is a great option for a relaxing evening with good company. You can be assured of consistently good food and service, and best of all, it wont break the bank. What more could you want?
Oh, and if you’re looking to impress at your next dinner party, be sure to check out the 2 hour cooking course on offer with Hamish. Your secret is safe with me.
In a nutshell:
Price: $$ Well priced for the quality of the food.
Fare: Share plates with an Asian slant. Simple, fresh flavours.
Service: Warm and friendly.
Location: Situated in a backstreet in Surry Hills.
Ambience: Relaxed, local vibe.
Address: 80 Campbell Street, Surry Hills
Phone: +61 2 9280 1980
Hours: Lunch – Mon – Fri (takeaway only) – 11.30am – 2.30pm, Dinner – Tues – Sun – 6pm – late
Website: Bar H