Cuisine: Grill, Meat and Chop House, Modern Australian
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #10 of 95 restaurants in Sydney

If you’re after a tasty contemporary menu in a dark and dramatic setting, look no further than Eastside Kitchen & Bar.

This restaurant is headed up by internationally acclaimed chef Stanley Wong, and the menu reflects not only his talent but his passion for locally sourced food and his interest in sustainable seafood and meats. Combined with modern cooking techniques, this results in a range of dishes that are not only socially responsible but also incredibly delicious.

Start with a selection from the raw portion of the menu, such as the citrus-cured alpine king trout or the grilled Angus beef tartare. Follow that up with a hot selection of modern food, such as the harissa-braised free-range lamb shank or the miso-glazed black cod fillet.

Enjoy your meal in the sexy and theatrical surrounds of The Old Rum Store building. From the leather-panelled bar to the exposed brick walls and those gorgeous arched windows looking out over Kensington Street, this venue is all about glamour. Once you walk inside, you will check your worries at the door and enjoy stunning surrounds and an even more divine meal.

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Eastside bar and grill
2-10 Kensington Street
Chippendale 2008

Open Hours:
Monday 5pm - 10pm
Tuesday 5pm - 10pm
Wednesday 5pm - 10pm
Thursday 5pm - 10pm
Friday 5pm - 10pm
Saturday 12pm - 2pm and 5pm - 10pm
Sunday 12pm - 2pm and 5pm - 10pm

Phone: 02 9212 0900
Website: eastsidebarandgrill.com.au

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Ranked: #10 of 95 restaurants in Sydney 10
Eastside bar and grill
Location: Chippendale
Cuisine: Grill, Meat and Chop House, Modern Australian
Mains: $25 - $35+
Accepts:   Eastside bar and grill accepts American Express

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Kathleen Ayugat

Eastside is definitely $$ BUT you get what you pay for. There were 3 people in our group and the general consensus was very good. We were all pleased with the food, especially the Wagyu Brisket. The meats were cooked to perfection; one can taste the flavours without the need for a sauce. Plus, the customer service was excellent!

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What another wonderful find in Sydney.
We were warmly welcomed by the staff and made to feel like such valued guests.
Jerome was our waiter and was faultless in his attention to us. He is an asset to the restaurant.
All of the wait staff were attentive and courteous.
The food was delicious. I had the beef ribs and they were melt in your mouth tender.
The fire and ice dessert selection is not to be missed.
There was no sense of being rushed. We had such a relaxed enjoyable evening in this lovely space.

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Yan NI

I have been other hatted restaurants for wayu steak. East side definitely has the best Wayu steak, we loved it with mushroom sauce as well.

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Absolutely delicious food! We had the oysters, prawn tartare, calamari, and brisket and everything was amazing. Lovely spot and super friendly service as well.

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We had an excellent time here. We were greeted warmly by the staff upon entry. We ordered the oysters as starters and the Beef Tartare and Kingfish Sashimi as entrees. The beef tartare was one of the best I’ve had. Next we both ordered the Wagyu Sirlion and it tasted exactly like what you’d expect of a wagyu steak. Overall, a really good dining experience here and the food was excellent. The ambience is also really nice and the table is candle-lit so it’s an excellent date idea ;).

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Nicholas Yee

Exceptional Restaurant, we had the tasting menu, it was very generous portions. The Prawn Tartare was very tasty. The Ice and Fire dessert is a show stopper. Will be dining here again.

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Jay Thompson

From the moment that my friends and I entered the restaurant we were greeted by our host who took us to our table and explained to us the history of the restaurant and the menu.

The ambience, warmth and history certainly did provide a great setting for dinner.

The food was absolutely amazing and you could not find a better steak anywhere in Australia and was more reminiscent of something that you would experience in Argentina.

The price was fair considering the portion size and sides that accompany the main meal. The beef tartare as a starter is a must. My friends and I will be back in the near future to try the gnocchi..

Keep up the great work!

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The dry-aged 5MB steak was the best steak we’ve ever had! It’s all I’ve thought about since tbh

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Chloé Grabham

Head up the stairs of The Old Rum Store to discover the flame grilled flavours of Eastside Kitchen and Bar. The staff are genuine and welcoming, making you feel right at home from the moment you step inside. The ambience is cosy and dark, lit by the mood lighting and flickering of candles, channelling the vibe of a trendy new York bar.
The food is clever, fresh and presented with finesse, without being pretentious.
Best option: Go with the Chefs menu, it offers a bit of everything to try and is great value for money.

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Wow-wee! Why didn't I know about this restaurant until now? We were treated like rock stars from the moment we arrived. The food was sublime and the wait staff were both discrete and attentive. A great location with a real vibe on a Friday night. Loved it all!

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Michelle Brindle

Great atmosphere, beautiful decor, amazing service. Highly recommend the Fire and ice dessert platter - highlight of the night!

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Sangeeta Kumar

You walk into this place confronted by an amazing bar with a very friendly and approachable waiter. We had Bombay Sapphire and Tonic and Vodka and Soda to begin with. This was followed by chicken karage which was so tasty, ggy’s sourdough bread
apple balsamic & olive oil and angus beef tartare
pickled beets, rice crisps which delicious.
Mains were ranger’s valley angus striploin steak (250g)
roasted potatoes, baby peppers heavenly and spaghetti pumpkin mentaiko pasta
salmon roe cooked to perfection. We also had some greens on the side

For dessert we had dessert presentation ‘fire + ice’ which was to die for.

Wine:2012 cantina danese, veneto, italy

Truly an amazing Food experience and the ambiance, service and hospitality was beyond great. Just a beautiful evening with amazing food and wine.

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Excellent service and food. We will be back!

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Mira Tang

Great food served with great service

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Lovely ambiance, Beautiful food and amazing service. Will be back again.

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Kathleen Ayugat

Eastside is definitely $$ BUT you get what you pay for. There were 3 people in our group and the general consensus was very good. We were all pleased with the food, especially the Wagyu Brisket. The meats were cooked to perfection; one can taste the flavours without the need for a sauce. Plus, the customer service was excellent!

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decent food, tasty but nothing surprising. too pricey for the amount and what was served.

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Natalie Barreto

Amazing steak and dessert. Excellent Service and very knowledgable. Will go back to try more!

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Lorna Castueras

Food, service and atmosphere were very good! Would highly recommend this place.

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We had a wonderful evening and can’t wait to return with friends.
A well oiled machine.

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Dariusz Kuczyński

Have been to Eastide few times this year. Food is great, service is great. This is my go to restaurant for any friends visiting from overseas. Highly recommended

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What another wonderful find in Sydney.
We were warmly welcomed by the staff and made to feel like such valued guests.
Jerome was our waiter and was faultless in his attention to us. He is an asset to the restaurant.
All of the wait staff were attentive and courteous.
The food was delicious. I had the beef ribs and they were melt in your mouth tender.
The fire and ice dessert selection is not to be missed.
There was no sense of being rushed. We had such a relaxed enjoyable evening in this lovely space.

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Yan NI

I have been other hatted restaurants for wayu steak. East side definitely has the best Wayu steak, we loved it with mushroom sauce as well.

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Absolutely delicious food! We had the oysters, prawn tartare, calamari, and brisket and everything was amazing. Lovely spot and super friendly service as well.

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great experience. really kice atmosphere and lovely food. very friendly and attentive staff. happy to come back

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We had a great time! eastside bar and grill is dinner-worthy from entree to dessert and the staff accommodating and friendly. Their steak stood out, its definitely one of bests (if not the best) in town. We have had this conversation after, that if one of our friend can marry a steak, its the steak at eastside

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Food and drinks were delicious, I would highly recommend this place.

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Had a great time, the food was delicious and the staff were very welcoming. I would recommend this place if you want a delicious meal.

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Beautiful ambience and great service. The food was of the utmost quality and I couldn’t believe that I was paying the price that I was. I would come back again and again as I cannot imagine ever having a bad experience here. Picture candlelit dinner with the best steak you’ll ever have. Date night done right !

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John Finucane

First time trying, it was OK but certainly didn't wow me. Brisket was very fatty, my wifes salmon she thought was OK. Nice atmosphere.
Really annoying (on principal) to be charged well over $100 but then be stung a debit card fee to pay the bill!! Honestly, in this day and age!!
I can go to Woolies and buy a $2 water and its free to transact yet this restaurant thinks this OK.
Based on this alone I wouldn't go back when there's plenty of others that respect the fact I've already paid a reasonable amount for their dinner/service without hitting you up with this at the end.

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Sharmini Senaratne

Absolutely superb. We had the tasting menu & they were very flexible.My friend wanted brownies & someone else wanted the steak replaced.Fire & ice desserr platter is a must. Tasting menu helpings were large so pls get there hungry!.I wd do it again in a heartbeat!

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Michał Pham

Great ambience. Definitely recommend for a date night. Staff is very friendly and efficient. Food wise it was good. Great range of steaks.

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Rebeca Bowman

Attentive service and delicious food. Highly recommend the pork belly.

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Had a great experience in the restaurant! All the food was amazing, highly reccomend the rib eye to share. A little disappointed with the fire and ice dessert, despite an amazing presentation the creme brulee tasted like gas from the torch and having two panna cottas seemed unnecessary (should have substituted one for the cheesecake that they brought with the bill!). Great experience overall with fantastic service from Lea, we will definitely be coming back.

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My husband and I tried this restaurant after getting a deal on first table.

We arrived early which was no issue and honestly I cannot fault anything. There was nice soft music playing in the background and the service and food was 10/10.

Our waitress was so lovely and so informative in regards to the whole menu and the specials that night.

We had the wagyu sirloin and already can’t wait to go back!

A great experience, atmosphere, food and service.

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Megan Wakely

Great food and service. The octopus was the winner on the night, but all the food was 5 ⭐️

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Sophie Kirk

Good food, Great Service!

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Dined here on a Saturday night with a friend and we both loved it! The restaurant is very funky and a great vibe. The food and service were both amazing. I would highly recommend this place!

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There are not too many restaurants that have exceeded my expectations so this was certainly a welcome surprise. Our waitress was extremely helpful with the menu and chefs recommendations and which assisted in my choice of main and I definitely wasn’t let down. The Fire and Ice desert specialty certainly wowed not just the kids and was beautifully presented and tasted just as delicious. Will certainly be back and would highly recommend to those looking for that little extra in service and food quality that this restaurant represents. Thank you for the great night.

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Anya FitzGibbon

Great service, excellent food and lovely ambiance. The wagyu hangar steak was amazing!

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Sensational!! Goooo. Get the Wagyu sirloin. I’ll be thinking about it for weeks to come. Heirloom tomato salad was delectable as was the Fontannet wine.

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Bernard Jones

Amazing food and service will definitely come back again.

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This was place recommend to me by a fellow meat enthusiast. With such praise i visited with some like-minded friends each with a hunger. Boy were we satisfied... the food was excellent, decor and mood appropriate, but the food...

To fellow steak enthusiasts: please get the aged steak that they recommend, one of the best I've bad in Sydney, cannot recommend it enough.

Will return.

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Alana Hearne

Lovely food and great service.

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Leona Vicky

Amazing food & service. Everything that we ordered, including the cocktails, were impressive.
Service was friendly and attentive. We will definitely come back!

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Vicki

Great atmosphere and buzz, enjoyable meal.
Ordered a main size calamari as an entree, great presentation but small portion. Sides were also very small portions.

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We had an excellent time here. We were greeted warmly by the staff upon entry. We ordered the oysters as starters and the Beef Tartare and Kingfish Sashimi as entrees. The beef tartare was one of the best I’ve had. Next we both ordered the Wagyu Sirlion and it tasted exactly like what you’d expect of a wagyu steak. Overall, a really good dining experience here and the food was excellent. The ambience is also really nice and the table is candle-lit so it’s an excellent date idea ;).

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Charmaine Austria

First time at eastside bar and grill. Me and my friend decided to go as a recommendation. \ Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. I enjoyed not only the food but the experience. Your waiter explains the menu and a make recommendations, learn something valuable about beef marbling and also seen a whole real truffle. Great ambience, as its only a mid size and intimate resto. Not too big and not too small and plus is not too noisy! Really cool candlelight dinner, great for dates and special occasion.

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Stephanie Bredfeldt

One of the best meals of our lives! The service was attentive and polite, the food was unbelievable and the atmosphere was romantic. I would recommend Eastside bar and grill to everyone! We will be back next time we are in Sydney.

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Great meal, service and atmosphere.

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Delicious innovative food, great setting. Loved it we will be back soon

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Eric Kim

Amazing Food!
Great Service!
2 thumbs up for chefs and the entire team at Eastside

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made to feel welcome from the start, alot of attention to detail

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Nicholas Yee

Exceptional Restaurant, we had the tasting menu, it was very generous portions. The Prawn Tartare was very tasty. The Ice and Fire dessert is a show stopper. Will be dining here again.

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Daniel Floyd

Amazing cocktails service and food. Would go back for sure.

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All of us loved the whole dining experience at Eastside and cant wait to be back!

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Nico Behl

Great service wonderful atmosphere. The dessert board was to die for!

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Jay Thompson

From the moment that my friends and I entered the restaurant we were greeted by our host who took us to our table and explained to us the history of the restaurant and the menu.

The ambience, warmth and history certainly did provide a great setting for dinner.

The food was absolutely amazing and you could not find a better steak anywhere in Australia and was more reminiscent of something that you would experience in Argentina.

The price was fair considering the portion size and sides that accompany the main meal. The beef tartare as a starter is a must. My friends and I will be back in the near future to try the gnocchi..

Keep up the great work!

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Sina Fa'avae-Eli

Great vibe. Friendly service. Pork belly was the stand out dish! But the fire and ice dessert presentation was definitely the highlight! We'll be back!

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Amazing food and service! Their premium steaks will melt in your mouth.

Need to add port or other fortified wines to their wine list

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Lovely atmosphere. Fantastic service. Beautiful food. Loved all the dishes .
Really wonderful evening,

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We loved the atmosphere, service was beyond expectation. Complimentary entree was a nice touch to impress us.

The steak meal for our mains had way too much salt, the chips and sauce also

I had a great time without all the salt.

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