Say cheers to daylight savings with sushi and spritz evenings in Paddington

Drink, Eat, Sydney / 14 October 2019

Jackies By Night brings cocktails, Asian-inspired eats and a new wine list to this local Paddington favourite.

Long evenings can only mean one thing: summer is just around the corner. With the weather warming up and the afternoon light stretching later into the night, we’re all looking for a spot to soak up those extra hours of sunshine. And this Eastern Suburbs spot is set to be the place to be this summer season.

Since opening its doors in the late 1990s, Jackies Paddington has been a stalwart in the Eastern Suburb’s dining scene. A destination for creatives, locals and fashion-lovers alike, Jackie’s courtyard has been welcoming crowds for the better part of two decades. And this spring, they’ve dediced to keep the doors open a little longer to embrace the glory that is daylight savings.

Jackies Cafe Paddington Night 2019
Credit: Kitti Gould

Launched on October 10th, Jackies By Night sees this iconic cafe open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening from 5:30 pm until 11 pm. Whether you’re looking for a bite to eat after late-night shopping or craving nibbles and drinks served alfresco, you’ll find it here at Jackies. With later trading hours comes a new menu, curated by Head Chef Josh Booker. Expect Asian-inspired main dishes and share plates, including Salmon Caviar Boats (4 pieces for $23.60), Teriyaki Glazed Quail with Korean radish salad ($26) and their take on the oh-so-delicious Japanese savoury pancake,¬†Okonomiyaki ($27).

The venue’s famous sushi bar will be still be serving up all your favourite creations, manned by Chefs Tatsu Ito and Masayuk Takegawa (both of whom have worked at Jackies for over a decade). Plus, for those craving a sweet treat, choose from their indulgent selection of three bespoke desserts, with dishes such as Dark Chocolate Mousse with Miso Caramel ($12).

As for drinks, Jackies By Night will be serving a selection of cocktails made to be enjoyed alfresco in their balmy courtyard. Sip on all the classics such as Mojitos and Aperol Spritz with bar-style snacks like Edamame ($8) or Pork Gyoza (5 pieces for $16.50) available. Wine lovers won’t be disappointed, with a selection of premium local wines available by the glass.

Jackies By Night will see the venue open from 5:30 pm to 11 pm every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening. For the first time in the venue’s history, limited bookings will also be available for evening sessions (walk-ins always welcome, too). For more information and to book your table, click here.

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