The Porteño Crew Are Opening Two New Venues In Surry Hills This Spring

Bars, Cafes, Drink, Eat, Restaurants, Sydney / 21 September 2020

A new Italian trattoria and grab-and-go bakery are landing in Surry Hills this spring, courtesy of the Porteño team.

Opening a new venue is never an easy task, let alone during a pandemic. But the prospect didn’t phase hospo heavyweights Elvis Abrahanowicz, Ben Milgate and Joseph Valore (owners of Bodega x Wyno and Porteño). In fact, the trio is opening two new venues on Holt Street, smack bang in the middle of Surry Hills this spring.

Taking Sydneysiders from day to night, these two new venues are slated to open in October 2020 in what’s becoming the group’s burgeoning Holt Street dining precinct.

The first is Bastardo, an Italian trattoria with influences from Argentinian and Sicily. Set to open in early October, Bastardo is set to deliver a 45-seater dining room with ’60s inspired Italian interiors, complete with lino floors, dark woods, green terazzo tables and more. The pitch is considerably more casual and laid-back their the groups’ existing venues, with stuffed pasta and lots of veggies taking prime position on the menu.

As for drinks, Bastardo offers a wine-focused drinks list with everything from juicy natural wines to classic Italian drops (along with plenty of aperitifs and digestives).

Next up is Humble, a bakery serving both grab-and-go bites as well as dine-in dishes. Set to open in mid to late October, Humble will be open daily from 7am with fresh bread coming out of the oven all morning. From delicious breads to classic pastries they’ll also be a heafy salad and sandwich selection to satisfy lunch crowds.

Coffee lovers will be taken care of with brews courtesy of local roastery Mecca Coffee. Plus you’ll want to pull up a chair at this 30 seat spot, with light bright interiors and an open kitchen giving diners a glimpse at the magic in the kitchen. Oh, and they’re bringing in a big gelato machine to satisfy your sweet cravings too.

Save the dates: Bastardo is set to open in early October while Humble is poised to open in mid to late October 2020.