Hartsyard Article Lead - narrow
Hartsyard Article Lead - narrow 

33 Enmore Road Newtown, New South Wales 2042

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Opening hours Tue-Sat 6pm-late
Features Accepts bookings, Bar, Groups, Wheelchair access, Vegetarian friendly, Licensed
Prices Moderate (mains $20-$40)
Chef Gregory Llewellyn
Payments eftpos, Visa, Mastercard
Phone 02 8068 1473

There's a new breed of Newtown restaurant/bar that's all moody lighting, bare tables, recycled woods, loud music and an equally loud, young, local crowd. All of which neatly sums up this latest addition to the 'hood. US-born chef Gregory Llewellyn met Australian Naomi Hart when both were working in a restaurant in New York. Boy got girl, and Sydney got itself a chef who knows his way around down-home American cooking, from finger-lickin' oyster po' boys (deep-fried oysters and coleslaw in muffin buns) to chunky smoked beef ribs and double-crunchy fried smoked chicken with low-country sausage gravy and biscuit (a dreamy scone). It's trashy, in-your-face, deep-fried heaven, as opposed to a fresh, pretty salad of raw mushroom, artichoke and celery heart, or a fashionably strewn cured honey-glazed duck breast served with hazelnut praline and a crumbed, deep-fried ball of duck confit. Don't miss the peanut butter and banana sundae with pretzel ice-cream, banana doughnut and salted fudge. Arteries be damned.