Merivale’s Justin Hemmes wanted to bring Melbourne ‘laneway’ dining culture to the streets of Sydney with his glamorous ivy development, and Ash St. Cellar holds a prime spot in one of Sydney hottest dining precincts. Chefs Jake Ahrens and Raffaele Pluchino offer a great share menu with small and more substantial offerings along with an enviable wine list of local and well-priced imports.
Ash St. Cellar has a traditional French bar feel about it; casual diners call in for anything from a quick coffee or wine to a lingering dinner. The small tapas-style share plates are favourites, with dishes like beautifully tender Fremantle octopus served with romesco and green mango. Juicy lamb cutlets, served with tzatziki and a tabouli made with black rice, are served medium–rare with just enough fattiness to encourage you to abandon your cutlery and eat every last bit off the bone.
PSST! Ask about the 30 per cent discount on local parking when making your reservation.