Brunswick’s latest bistro is modern, retro, and ridiculously sleek. Boasting American-style leather booths, dark timber finishes and inverted tipi lights, Albert and Sydney is unmistakably marked with a sunset-dyed graffiti wall.
The former owners of Albert St Food and Wine have gone for a decidedly more casual approach to dining this time around, delivering a menu focused on quality gastropub flavours. We tried the delicious calamari sliders, soft as you like and sandwiched between a sweet brioche bun, paired with firey sriracha and creamy mayo.
The charcuterie is top notch as well—shaved to order meats accompany a subtle duck liver parfait and sweetly pickled carrots, gherkins and onions. The stand out, however, has to be the perfectly pink lamb cutlets, nestled between bitter raddichio and sweet peas, topped with a punchy dressing.
This is pub food, at its finest. Accompany with a Brunswick Bitter (on tap), or one of their great, affordable bottles of wine (starting at only $45!)