Since I Left You Has Relaunched!

SILY Courtyard

Since I Left You, aka SILY, celebrates its 6th birthday with a whole new menu.

‘Your friendly neighbourhood small bar’ is the only one-liner you need to describe SILYHoused between three heritage listed storehouses in the CBD, SILY is the ideal watering hole for after work drinks or a Saturday night cocktail. And yes it was named after that Avalanches song. SILY, or the bar formerly known as Since I Left You, recently celebrated its 6th birthday and was gifted a well-earned makeover. The entire menu has been relaunched and we can confirm it’s tasting mighty fine.

Since I Left You - Smoked Reuben ($16)

Since I Left You – Smoked Reuben ($16)

A canopy of fairy-lights deck out the courtyard, where there’s plenty of tables and umbrellas for those that prefer dining/drinking among the elements. The courtyard is alive with colour and features an 18 metre-high Fintan Magee mural, along with art from Scott Marsh, Presto and Jimmy Nice.

When you’re relaunching a menu you’re gonna want some fireworks to impress the people. SILY has an impressive selection of nibbles where they proudly serve ‘Waffalafels’ (crispy waffle-cooked falafels served with lemon tahini sauce $10), ‘Mac N Cheese’ cooked in a waffle iron ($14), and crunchy waffle-cooked hash browns served with smoked ocean trout and crème fraiche ($16). The lunch menu, which is served weekdays from 11am-2pm, sees the SILY chefs whip up a mouth-watering cheeseburger toastie ($16), their signature smoked reuben ($16), and a mean poke bowl ($15)

“I came across Poke whilst on holiday in LA last year,” says owner Nick White.

“Having never heard of it before, I was intrigued to find Poke shacks everywhere you looked. It’s really healthy, bloody delicious, and if the east is anything to go by Sydneysiders can’t get enough.”

Since I Left You - A Single Plum, Floating in Perfume, Served in a Mans Hat ($20).

Since I Left You – A Single Plum, Floating in Perfume, Served in a Mans Hat ($20).

If you consider yourself a cocktail connoisseur or are partial to a pun, the drinks menu will not disappoint. Signature cocktails like the ‘Negronly Way Is Up’ ($20), ‘Pisco Fever’ ($18), and the ‘Single Plum Perfume Served In A Man’s Hat’ ($20) are all welcome mixtures to try. They also house an impressive wine list, including a 2014 Campinovi Sangiovese from Tuscany which has made its way onto my ‘best god-damn wines in existence’ list.

Owner Nick White has ensured there will never be a dull moment in the house by hosting weekly Tuesday trivia, live-music in the courtyard on Thursday and SILY Sessions one Sunday each month. They also have a Soundcloud and Mixcloud which both echo the venues excellent taste in music; soul, funk and hip-hop. Keep an ear to the ground for the soon-to-be-launched ‘Hip-Hop Brunch’ where guests can enjoy bottomless cocktails, a tasty lunch, and hip-hop karaoke.

To sum up, there’s nothing SILY can’t do and make sure you get the waffalafels!

SILY
Monday to Friday 4:40pm – late, Saturday 6pm – late.
*Closed on Sundays
338 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000
E: info@sinceileftyou.com.au
P: 0403 643 587
http://sinceileftyou.com.au/

 

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