Complete with a delicious new look and offering.
Get ready to spice up your life, Sydneysiders! Iconic Turkish Hospitality Group, Efendy, have just announced the grand reopening of their Barangaroo venue, Tombik. The restaurant will be transformed with a brand new twist as Baharat — a vibrant and exciting eatery that draws inspiration from Taksim street bars and aromatic spice markets of Istanbul.
At Baharat’s 50-seater restaurant, you’ll be transported to the bustling streets of Istanbul, where the air is thick with the scent of fragrant spices and the drinks flow freely. Located right in the heart of Barangaroo, the space will be home to a lively cocktail bar, where you can sip on deliciously crafted drinks and soak up the buzzing atmosphere. Better yet, group owner (and celebrated Turkish chef), Somer Sivrioglu, has personally flown in two of Turkey’s most renowned bartenders: bar manager Emre Bilgin (ex Geyik, a famous hole in the wall bar in Cihangir) and assistant bar manager Berk Abdullahoglu (ex Kaia, a dive bar in Bebek.).
Baharat means ‘spice’ in Turkish, and the drinks team have really taken this to heart, drawing inspiration from the vibrant colours and smells of the iconic Spice Bazaar. Find one-of-a-kind cocktails infused with traditional spices that will get you coming back for more, like a pickled shalgam Bloody Mary, sumac and black salt Margarita and a barrel-spiced Negroni that packs a punch of bold flavours. You can also sip on the best of Turkish beer and wine, including the iconic Efes Fatboy beer and Sevilen wine.
As for food, you’ll be pleased to hear that Group Executive Chef, Arman Uz, has curated a menu filled with snacks, heartier meals and delicious shared plates that are bursting with flavour. Indulge in traditional Turkish street food like crispy and flavourful pides and lahmacun topped with meats, veggies, herbs, and spices. Complimentary pickle plates will also be dished out, a customary inclusion in all Turkish dining. For those craving something more hearty, the lamb tandir is a must try, slow cooked until tender.
The restaurant pays homage to Sivrioglu’s home country of Turkey, adding more buzz to Barangaroo’s streets with regular live music and 70s Turkish psychedelic rock tunes. Baharat will also feature a spice shop where you can explore the depth of Turkish spices, ask questions and stock up on your favourites. Grab an outdoor seat and sip on a cocktail, whilst soaking in the stunning views of the harbourfront.
Baharat will open on Friday 28th April, and will be operating from 12pm till late Monday to Friday, and from 5pm till late on Saturdays. The venue will operate on a walk-in only basis. Find out more information here.