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Almond Bar

379 Liverpool St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9380 5318
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  • Very good30%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
379 Liverpool St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
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Reviewed December 30, 2017

Shared a great meal with some friends. We got the waiter to order for us and he did an amazing job. Great selection of calamari, eggplant, vege dishes and lamb, herbs and spices and chocolate almonds. Wonderful combination and just the right amount to share.

Thank Sydneyjaq
Reviewed November 29, 2017 via mobile

We happened to go to this bar/cafe because our hotel was nearby and we are so glad we did. The food was incredible. It's a small place so I'd recommend booking (we were lucky to get in) but the food and drinks were so good....More

Thank Rizig
Reviewed November 28, 2017

This is my go to place if I want to take someone for a different type of dining experience. Everyone I have taken there has enjoyed the shared meals that offer a large variety of middle eastern food. I love, love, love the melt-in-the-mouth calamari....More

Thank juliekA1009BM
Reviewed September 8, 2017 via mobile

We had walked pack Almond Bar numerous times and it was always heaving so we had an inkling it would be good! We went here for a celebratory date night, and it didn't disappoint. We had a couple of drinks at the bar whilst we...More

2  Thank TravellingJstac
Reviewed August 10, 2017

We came for the once a month Syrian breakfast. It was one of the most unique and delicious meals i have ever had! The creativity and flavors were a wonderful culinary experience. Very nice restaurant with great service and friendly staff. Since it's once a...More

Thank Getoffthefrigencouch
Reviewed August 5, 2017

No let me say the ambiance was lovely, the chairs were very uncomfortable as they are just a little cube with no back rest. We went there with 5 people on a Saturday night we ordered the set that was $65 per person called the...More

2  Thank Jai C
Reviewed August 2, 2017

Booked for dinner (absolutely essential). This restaurant is not big, probable maximum is of about 40 people. However, the evening we were the the fact that it was at capacity, didn't result in an overly noisy atmosphere. The menu is quite extensive, from dips, vegetarian,...More

Thank Phillip8789
Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

Almond Bar is a wonderful experience. It is a culinary journey for the taste buds. The service is fantastic and you really feel welcome. A wonderful venue to enjoy with friends who appreciate great authentic Syrian food. Highly recommended.

Thank MikeGalvin75
Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

We had eaten here before and loved it, so had to go back for more. We made a reservation, thankfully, as they were busy. Yet again we loved the food, the waiters are attentive and know their stuff. We ordered 3 meat dishes and a...More

Thank Lynn H
Reviewed June 23, 2017

Ok, so this just happened. My friend and I went out for dinner here, and were really looking forward to the Syrian cuisine, the ambiance, seeing each other again and having a great night out. We were booked in for the 7 - 8.30 PM...More

3  Thank T_Koomen
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1950’s theme bars to hidden bars requiring secret
passwords. Oxford Street is the "Gay Capital" of
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 379 Liverpool St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Darlinghurst
  • Neighbourhood: Darlinghurst
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9380 5318
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Almond Bar is an award winning restaurant operating since 2007. It serves authentic, as well as modern Middle Eastern dishes, delicious cocktails and a diverse range of wines in a very friendly and comfortable environment.

It all started with a dream that owner Carol Salloum had of bringing her family's love of food & people together for all of Sydney to enjoy. She approached her great cook of a sister Sharon and the rest is history.

Carol & Sharon, as well as their two brothers George & Steven, grew up in a traditional Syrian household where hospitality was their life. It started the moment an unexpected guest entered their home. No matter what the circumstances or financial situation of their parents, they taught their children to be hospitable & always welcome those that came to their door. Hospitality is in their blood, not just a job.

The Salloum household regularly had a container filled with mixed nuts - amongst many other snacks - for the visitors that would drop in for a coffee or drink. Each of the four siblings would secretly open the container and eat the almonds until there were none left. All seemed to get away with it & no one ever owned up.

Everyone at Almond Bar has always tried to make all their customers feel at home & experience the passion that they have. The family is always involved and customers have become family too.

Sharon Salloum has produced an International Gourmand Award for Best Cook Book by Female as well as Best Middle Eastern Cook Book. Her passion for her food and culture are evident in her cooking, her classes & the tours she runs for Gourmet Safari.

Carol and Sharon, along with an amazing team are currently working to educate and train Syrian refugees; to find employment for them; and help them feel welcome in the country that they & their family call home.
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