Hartsyard

4.5
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Hartsyard is an award winning restaurant located in the heart of Newtown. Owned and operated by Australian born Jarrod Walsh and Hong Kong raised Dorothy Lee, whom have both worked in some of the best restaurants in Australia. Our philosophy is to showcase the best local produce Australia has to offer and tie that in with asian flavours and techniques. Our ever changing menu is inspired by the changing seasons so every experience will differ! We offer both an al a carte and set menu with the option for matched beverages.

Hartsyard is set on Enmore road embracing the neighbourhood vibe in a relaxed casual environment. We have limited outside seating in the warmer months. Hartsyard is only a two minute walk from Newtown station.
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DA
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great service, amazing wine list. A favourite restaurant!

GM
London
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very interesting range of dishes in a casual atmosphere

AR
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food,good service with a smile. Unpretentious. Definitely recommend to anyone.

SS
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was divine! Each dish was cleverly well put together, could not fault any dishes. My favorite is the pork jowl!
Service was also great. Had a great experience and would come again.
Highly recommended!

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Folks were in town. They loved it (as did we) - the service was excellent and the food amazing. The fried bread with Uni an amazing touch.

JC
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Staff were fantastic. They even made us feel comfortable bringing our 4yr old. The food was amazing and they allowed us to swap in some interesting menu items to the set menu. Great place. Great people. Great food. Great Booze !

R
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

The food was good, but after $170 for 2 people (with a glass of wine each), I was still hungry.

The waitress was impatient, unhelpful, and seemingly uninterested in us.

It's been a few years since I've been here and I was quite disappointed.

DB
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from arrival to departure. Never felt rushed. All the food was fantastic with a high hit rate of winners. Solid drinks list that's very well priced meaning you don't have to break the budget to get a well matched drop. Great atmosphere for a small space. The quality and creativity of the food coming out of the kitchen is up there with the best in Sydney. Even desserts wowed our table which can be a tough push for a lot of restaurants. Went al la carte with 5pax and ate almost the entire menu. Our 1 vegetarian had more than enough options and was equally pleased. Will definitely be going back. Maybe just to see the lovely plates and bowls they use as well!

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been passing by this place for a while now! Knew it was a as good as it looks 🕺🏼
Was waiting to find someone worth taking to this place all worth its value
The mango dessert is a MUST
Might have to make it a regular thing 🤯

W
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service from all staff members, value for money and good food.

MM
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, friendly staff and ambience but the servings are small and more on the expensive side. This would be a place to go on special occasions and if you'd like to have food that is unique.

IH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic innovative food, excellent wine list and friendly, informed staff

CR
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beer was served in a very small cup.

Food was delicious. Service is okay.

We felt a little rushed At the end when we got given the bill at 8:30 and the dessert arrived at 8:26. We ate really quick through the course as we were hungry, but there was a bit of a lag between the dishes.

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my partner to Hartsyard for the first time for valentines and she loved it! Everything was spot on. Service was excellent, food was very presentable and delicious. Highly recommended and will definitely be back for more!

C
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service - the waitstaff were friendly, informative and efficient. Nothing was too much trouble and their attention to detail was amazing. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. Great venue for group of five or more who want to take their time over a meal and try lots of different things.

CF
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and even more awesome staff. Will definitely return

AW
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

After reading some negative reviews on TripAdvisor I was a little dubious, but we had a great meal! We did the tasting menu. We were pleasantly full by the end of it! The standouts were the octopus and the pork jowel. Highly recommend!

AT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous meal each element superb from the not so humble Brussel sprout to incredible kingfish and plum desert. Love the music playing to

JH
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

An enjoyable evening. Good ambiance and service. Interesting choice of shareplates. Some dishes without sauces and some fresh salad dishes would have added more variety. Wine list definitely too expensive.

OT
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Very busy, service drop. Overall ok

LD
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really annoyed at myself that we haven't been here sooner! Such an amazing experience. Will definitely be back and will be telling all of my friends about the amazing service, cool fitout and such fresh seafood, and well-cooked meats that we ate here. It was the perfect way to bring in the new year! Thanks Hartsyard!

JP
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing and the service the staff gave was next level. Will definitely be going back.

AY
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A spin on the hartsyard of old with a Japanese twist and a few tatts.

J
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, cocktails and service, will definitely be going back there again. The pork dish was amazing.

K
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish we had was amazing and the staff were all very helpful in explaining sizes and recommending dishes and wines. Fried cheese was defiantly a highlight.

TV
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. It's rare to find a place where all the staff seem so invested and knowledgeable about the food. Everything was gluten free and incredible, the restaurant is intimate and relaxed. Had a great night, again! Will be back

KD
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had most of our special family moments at Hartsyard over the last 5 years. Great place to take friends and enjoy the greatest meals and wines. Fabulous to see how dining has changed over that time which makes Hartsyard a place we will keep going back to. Keep going please, we live you.

SZ
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious, inventive menu with vegan options ! Super loud, though.

LF
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, and delicious food! Highly recommend Hartsyard to anyone!

MD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the set menu and were impressed with every course that came out. The food was well presented and each course was full of flavor. The waitress was exceptional in servicing the restaurant and made awesome cocktails. One of the best Negronis I’ve had. Highly recommended.

CT
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fast service...we had the testing menu with each dish better than the last finished with the milk and honey desert yum!

L
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Busy casual restaurant. Fun place for meeting up with friends. The food was amazing and beyond delicious, I loved every mouth full. I am still dreaming about it, I can not wait to go back. The timing of each dish / course was perfect. The wait staff were friendly and attentive. I will totally recommend Hartsyard to anyone who will listen.

MR
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the tasting menu and found every dish to be well balanced and delicious. What they do with vegetables is particularly interesting. One of the best meals we’ve had in a while and will definitely be back!

JP
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We attended a Saturday lunch special and ordered off the ala carte menu. We took full advantage of the bottomless Rose’October special. I was blown away by the flavour of the food, portions, value for money and friendly staff. We had an awesome long lunch and I would highly recommend this gem to anyone.

NR
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The food could have been amazing but some things not great.
Miso eggplant awesome. Cuttlefish great. Kangaroo tartare nice. My friend loved it the most.
Oysters drowned in weirdness and oil, kingfish didn’t go with pineapple.
Fusion didn’t fuse as well as promised, especially due to booking holding limitations. While accommodating in the end, I think we should’ve given somewhere else a go that was more flexible. Wine was awesome.

DP
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! We had the tasting menu between two of us. Food was outstanding, great atmosphere. It was a little noisy but that just added to the vibe. Highly recommended.

JB
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wonderful staff. We had a really great night.

TS
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, friendly and fun service, incredible food, great night out, incredible food, nice atmosphere, incredible food. Did I mention the food??. Highly recommend.

GD
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food! Our waitress was great too. Wine awesome. Music too loud. Walls a little bare n white. But all in all amazing

A
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Sorry. Just fell short. Cut corners on the food (they actually cut a fish head in half) . Too noisy and it seemed like they were breaking in two new staff on a Saturday night