If Sydney’s range of small bars wasn’t impressive enough, Shorties Bar and Dining is one to add to the ever-growing bucket list. Expect an intimate restaurant and bar that’s the perfect spot to chillax while listening to funky soul and motown beats with a drink in hand #takeusnow.
The menu is a wholesome line-up of Aussie produce and entirely housemade food so ain’t no one going to starve here. Most dishes are designed for sharing which is just how we like it (more company means more food, obvs). You’ll find a pretty drool-worthy selection of nosh but the standouts definitely include the parmesan popcorn, a cheese and onion bacon dip to go HAM on and some serious Sunday roast vibes. Shout out to the slow-cooked beef cheek, beer braised pork shoulder and char-grilled skirt steak.
If you’re more of a veggie fanatic, these dudes have some hefty feasts in the works for you guys too which look something like pan-fried gnocchi with pumpkin puree, cauliflower mornay with smoked paprika oil and roast beetroot with Persian feta (basically, this gem is a win on all fronts).
If you need something to wash down the food baby, Shorties is also crackin’ tinnies open left, right and centre. Think Bob Hawkes Lager, 8Bit and 4 Pines. For cocktails (what these legends are rightfully known for) the ‘get it gin ya’ tastes better than the actual pun itself with gin, lemon, cucumber and elderflower in the mix. As for the sugar-kids out there, the ‘sweetie pie’ should be your first port-of-call given it’s like a lolly in a glass mixed with limoncello, vodka, lemon and salted caramel.
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