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“My favaourite in the area”
Review of Almond Bar

Almond Bar
Ranked #224 of 6,144 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Darlinghurst
Description: 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.
Reviewed May 29, 2013

With its elegant menu, this restaurant offer a nice range of Middle Eastern cuisine and not only Syrian as mentioned in restaurant as its an area of united culture. After main, don't forget to try the tea and coffee.
Unfortunately its not opened all the days or time so you need to check before going their.

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Thank m76gmm
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

This Aladdins cave of a space is small and intimate. Run by a family who are passionate about good food. You'll get all your basic favorites, but the magic is when you let them put together a menu for you and enjoy the ride.

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Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant has everything, its inviting, food is interesting and delicious, wine list is well thought out, cocktails unique, ambiance intimate, and service beyond reproach.

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Thank Elizabeth2859
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Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

For a restaurant we googled from interstate we were blown away. Very accommodating with diet and food preference requirements. A culinary adventure which was enjoyed by all and tantalized our taste buds. Loved the Water Bong! Detailed wooden carved wall added to the intimate dinning experience. Will be back given the opportunity. Recommend the chefs special banquet.

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Thank KimPalermo
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

The food selection was mouth-watering I was stuffed by the time I left the place happy as a bee…….great place for catch up’s with friends nice ambiance/cosy. My favourite was the lamb skewers and the cauliflower dish. I will definitely go there with friends again.

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Thank trawellguru
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