Get Ready To Be Dazzled: Bar Lettera’s Artistic Ambiance Is Coming Soon To North Sydney

Drink, Sydney / 9 April 2024
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Get Ready To Be Dazzled: Bar Lettera’s Artistic Ambiance Is Coming Soon To North Sydney

Drink, Sydney / 9 April 2024

Italian with an Aussie twist? Yes, please! 

North Sydney, listen up! Your lunch options are about to get a serious upgrade. Forget predictable hotel fare – Bar Lettera, the new resident at the Citadines Walker, is shaking things up with a fusion of modern Australian and Italian flavours.

Helming the kitchen is Ryan Perry, a culinary force who’s graced Sydney institutions like The Bridge Room and Momofuku Seiobo. Perry brings his passion and expertise to Bar Lettera, ready to tantalise taste buds and redefine North Sydney’s dining scene.

“There’s a real energy here,” says Perry. “Bar Lettera is upscale without being pretentious. We’re taking Italian classics and weaving in a modern Australian twist, using seasonal produce that bursts with flavour.”

Craving a familiar dish with a surprising edge? Look no further. Bar Lettera takes well-loved Italian fare and gives it a contemporary spin. Heirloom tomatoes replace the usual suspects in a Caprese salad, their taste elevated by a touch of kombu oil and Geraldton wax. Or perhaps you fancy a playful take on fritto misto? Here, deep-fried bay bug gets a crispy semolina crust and a house-made XO sauce for a taste explosion.

But Perry emphasises that Bar Lettera isn’t just about playful reinventions, quality and seasonal ingredients are the bedrock of the menu. Picture a perfectly seared grass-fed rib eye from CopperTree Farms, served alongside blistered tomatoes and a unique pale ale jus. Or Perry’s personal favourite, the Wollemi duck ragu rigatoni bathed in a Davidson plum gin sauce – a dish that promises to be both comforting and exciting.
The focus on quality extends beyond the plate. The wine list boasts a curated selection of local Australian heroes alongside some intriguing European discoveries. Craft cocktails pay homage to Australian spirits, offering reimagined classics with a local twist.

The bar’s interior transports patrons to a modern-day artist’s haven. Designed by Sophie Jordan of Jordan Design Studio, the space draws inspiration from Theodora Cowan, the first female Australian sculptor and a North Sydney resident. Think ceramic sculptures juxtaposed with marble accents, all warmed by Australian hardwood floors.

Bar Lettera is a celebration of flavour and a love letter to North Sydney. Chef Perry’s culinary artistry meets Sophie Jordan’s design vision, creating a space that’s both sophisticated and inviting. Mark your calendars as it’s about to become your new favourite North Sydney haunt when it opens later this month!