Inner West’s beloved Eastern Mediterranean restaurant Barzaari is opening a new branch in Chippendale.
The Marrickville joint will open the doors of its new branch at the former Kensington Street Social space in the Old Clare Hotel on October 30.
Barzaari Chippendale will be a 120-seater with “raw and exposed” interior.
Just like the original Addison Road place, the Chippendale eatery will bring a modern take on Cyprus, Syrian, Lebanese, and Egyptian cuisines with a menu of shared small and large plates. The bar will also have its own menu, covering snacks such as oysters, sliced bottarga and stinging nettle and white-pepper parcels.
“People can pop in for snacks or drinks and then move to the table for a larger meal,” Darryl Martin, executive chef and co-owner of Barzaari with Andrew Jordanou and hotelier Loh Lik Peng told Broadsheet.
Kensington Street Social will be closing on October 21, around six months after the departure of British chef Jason Atherton.