“Do you love it already?” I hear Megan say at the next table. Later she coos: “it’s a guilty pleasure,” about another dish. I’m here for the cocktails (all $17.50), starting with an Enmore Collins, where Tanqueray Gin is gently underpinned with house made ginger syrup, lemon juice and fresh mint. Terrific. But after overhearing Megan’s excitement, I reckon I should eat. She’s right: the duck rillettes with peaches, foie gras and duck fat toast, are heavenly. So against all advice (that it’s a very large portion) I order more food: fried chicken, buttermilk biscuit, low country sausage gravy. Spicy. Crisp. Succulent. Superb. And with that I have to order beer: the Hartsyard Red Ale (bottled for Hartsyard by Rocks Brewing Co.) Hartsyard ticks all the boxes (with friendly, fun and attentive service.) I’m going back for dessert.
33 Enmore Road, Newtown Australia
+61 2 8068 1473
Republished with permission from my weekly BAR FLY column for the Alternative Media Group newspapers:
City News, City Hub, Inner West Independent