The coolest kid on the Enmore block, Hartsyard is a husband and wife run venture with an emphasis on all things fresh, homegrown and locally sourced, with more than a hint of American influence (think po boys, ribs and southern fried chicken). There’s a bar with innovative cocktails (like the Hartsyard Manhattan with bacon-infused Jack Daniel’s), there’s cool decor, there’s a non-pretentious, bustling atmosphere, and it’s the home of one of my favourite meals of 2012 to date! A standout dish was the crispy pigs tail with hot sauce – succulent, smoky, and so, so good. For a touch of downtown NYC flavour, some ridiculously good lamb ribs, and if this much talked about article on the fatification of Sydney’s restaurant scene just made you want to try all the restaurants mentioned, get yourself to Hartsyard… I can’t wait to return.
Hartsyard, 33 Enmore Road, Enmore, tel: 02 8068 1473