BBQs are in our blood. As Australians there is nothing we love more than sizzling a snag on the hot plate during summer. Our love of barbecued meat runs deep and shows no discrimination when it comes to origin. In Forest Gump Bubba mentioned 21 different ways to enjoy shrimp. We’ve listed five places you can enjoy barbecued meat in Sydney. But hey, who said this was a competition?
This Japanese barbecue offers a friendly experience with a generous offer. Grab a group of friends for the ‘premium buffet’ and you will have a small (and incredible hot) coal bbq put on your table. Use it to cook your own meat and seafood. Sounds terrible right, who wants to cook their own food when they dine out? Well the pay off is that you can order whatever you want for a full hour. If its on the menu you can order it and as many serves as you want. The only proviso is you can’t have lots of leftovers or they will charge you for the wastage. That means you can ask for 10 serves of Salmon Sashimi, 10 serves of Yukke and 10 serves of Wagyu beef Harami just for the entree.
Medina Serviced Apartments Martin Place
1 Hosking Place, Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 9231 2177
Papi Chulo’s has managed to take a backyard boozy Sunday staple and turn it into a fine dining experience, and they nailed it! Cocktails, fresh seasonal seafood and smokehouse meats combined with a charming decor make Papi Chulo’s a must visit American style barbecue and smokehouse. Located on Manly Wharf this recent edition to the Merivale Group is a favourite due to its ’boutique barbecue’ look and feel. Give the Papi Chulo’s BBQ Platter a whirl and let head chefs Christopher Hogarth and Patrick Friesen take you on a smoky, sauce filled adventure.
22-23 Manly Wharf
Manly NSW 2095
A Brazilian style barbecue restaurant perfect for people who get impatient in between bites. At Churrasco the staff continually patrol the restaurant floor with skewers of meat serving them to hungry patrons. The meats here are all cooked over coal and woodfire to delicious perfection. The long table’s give the restaurant a communal feel.
60 - 70 William Street
Woolloomooloo, NSW 2011
Black Betty BBQ at the Oxford Tavern and The Forresters
Casual American style bbq that is perfectly indulgent. Available at the Oxford Tavern on Saturday and Sunday from midday until they sell out (note: it doesn’t take long) Black Betty offers a Dino Rib that you absolutely have to sink your chompers into. The pulled pork and slaw burger is deliciously messy, there’s no way to eat this bad boy without getting covered in pork and cabbage but it’s worth it!
The Oxford Tavern
1 New Canterbury Rd
Petersham NSW 2049
Note: Only available Sunday’s
Cnr of Foveaux and Riley St, Surry Hills
There are a number of Korean barbecues that have opened in Sydney in the last 10 years. Sydney Madang is one of the best. Tucked away in Sydney’s CBD Madang can be hard to find, but rewards those willing to seek it out. Definitely try the pancake, grilled eel and any of the hot-pots.
371A Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000