Devised by the gang that created the hugely popular Eat Art Truck, comes Middle Eastern bar and restaurant, Thievery. It opened its doors yesterday (Tuesday 5 May 2015).
The food is inspired by the street vendors of the Middle East and heroes the exotic flavours of the region. Former Rockpool and Chin Chin chef Jordan Muhamad leads the kitchen team with Julian Cincotta (Nomad, Rockpool and 2015 Josephine Pignolet Chef of the Year) consulting on the menu.
Staying true to its name, the team behind Thievery have transformed the place into an abandoned hideout, complete with unconventional handmade fittings, and pieces found, pilfered and borrowed to create a worn and torn vibe.
We’re told to abolish any preconceived ideas that Middle Eastern food is only late-night kebabs and belly dancers. The boys behind Thievery are ready to shake things up! Featuring the Malek Samke Hara Kebab of Snapper, Almonds and Chilli. Check out the Kingfish Nayyeh with Cracked Wheat and Aleppo Pepper or the Lebanese Fried Chicken with Ink Toum.
The Thievery gang dare you to try their complimentary Lupin Beans – a legume which can be extremely toxic if not cooked properly and the bar snack if you pop in for a drink.
Upstairs is where you delve into the drinks list that highlights flavours such as orange blossom, baklava, candied dates and spiced apricots through an array of cocktails.
They recommend the nutty and delicately floral Hotel Georgia or the Baby Got Baklava topped with Rose Floss. The strong flavours of the Middle East are on display and the exotic cocktail menu will not let you down.
Grab a bunch of your trusted crew and head down to collude over adventurous drinks and dangerous food.
91 Glebe Point Road, Glebe
Opening hours: Tuesday – Thursday 6- 11pm. Friday 6 – Midnight. Saturday 11-3pm & 6 – Midnight
02 8283 1329