The Owl House is an intimate contemporary restaurant and neighbourhood bar located on Crown Street in Sydney’s Darlinghurst.
Spread across two floors, the lower level is more crowded bar where you’ll find bartenders with great banter and happy drinkers exploring the vast wine and cocktail menu after a long day. But if it’s dinner that you’re after, venture further upstairs for a cosy table and friendly wait staff that will help you navigate the impressive food menu.
If food envy is your nemesis then you’re in luck because The Owl House offers two six-course degustation menus, one vegan and one non-vegan – both complete with cocktails and wine paired expertly to each course. To give you a taster, main is the lamb shoulder with cauliflower, asparagus, heirloom micro carrots, walnut and sheep’s milk paired with a ’15 Flor Marche shiraz and dessert is strawberry and white chocolate with molasses, elderflower, bronze fennel and chamomile paired with the Espresso Alexander cocktail.
For all of our intolerance-afflicted foodies, The Owl House is about to become your newest bestie, since they’re happy to cater their dishes to your needs at the drop of a hat. Whether it’s gluten you’re avoiding, vegan is your way of life, or you simply don’t fancy black pudding, just let your waiter know and be dazzled by their accommodating ways.
If you are searching for a new local, a degustation adventure, a Sydney bar that is open on Sunday and Monday nights, a pre or post theatre drink, or simply a good vantage point to watch the late-night Darlinghurst mischief unfold, pop The Owl House on your visit list. Get ready!Image credit: Federica Portentoso