Calling all seafood lovers! Sydney’s newest restaurant and bar, Longshore, is set to open in mid-April, and it’s already making waves. The 100-seat venue, located in the former Automata site at The Old Clare Hotel, is the brainchild of hospitality duo Jarrod Walsh and Dorothy Lee (aka Dot), who are thrilled to bring an approachable and sustainable dining experience to Chippendale.
Longshore’s opening menu has got you covered for an extensive culinary voyage with dishes like glazed green lip abalone crumpet, steam sand whiting with xo pipi butter, and grilled Westholme wagyu tri-tip with bone marrow sauce and smoked fat. To finish, playful desserts incorporating seasonal fruits and native ingredients will talk to the fresh and coastal vibes of the restaurant.
Dishes combine coastal ingredients with Asian techniques and flavours, changing regularly with what Chef Dot likes to call ‘freestyle cuisine’. Staples like ‘fish of the day’ and core proteins like wagyu and pork loin will remain constant, but garnishes will adjust seasonally based on what’s available from sustainably-sourced, local producers.
Diners can opt to indulge in a delicious journey with their five-course tasting menu or dive into a unique and experimental 10-course snack flight presented in two stages, hot and cold.
It’s not just the food that’s sustainable – Longshore’s beverage program also takes an eco-friendly approach. Think curated cocktails using the kitchen’s leftover ingredients, such as a strawberry old-fashioned with zero-waste house-infused strawberry whisky.
Minimal waste practices extend throughout the restaurant, from coasters to garbage bins made of recycled plastic. Plus, with natural materials and textures paired with coastal-inspired wall art, Longshore’s fit-out is the perfect complement to its seafood-focused menu.
Whether you’re after a quick snack and a glass of wine at the 12 outdoor seats, or a snack flight at the upstairs bar, Longshore has got you covered. And with a warm ground-floor dining room with prime views of the open kitchen, you’ll feel right at home.
Longshore is slated to open mid-April for lunch Friday to Sunday and dinner Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday. And with its approachable and sustainable dining experience, it’s sure to be a hit with seafood lovers and eco-warriors alike. Keep up with all the latest here.