From Glebe’s melting pot of cuisines bursts forth a new favourite, The Charleston restaurant and cocktail bar. The interior design and menu draw inspiration from America’s deep south, specifically North Carolina. The pastel pinks compliment the concrete and brass tones which present an overall feeling of relaxation. The Charleston can easily accommodate families and are happy to arrange chairs and tables according to your needs.
The open kitchen is helmed by Head Chef Ellena Kim of The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room. As you watch the flames flash, you’ll smell the fresh seafood and spice aromas filling the restaurant. The menu is filled with southern specialties ranging from brioche donuts with bourbon glaze to jumbo prawns, fish tacos and BBQ beef short ribs.
Whilst there’s a lack of vegan options on the menu, the staff are very accommodating and are happy to modify anything to make it plant powered. They also informed us that they are working towards bringing in more vegan and vegetarian options.
The food came out quickly and was incredibly tasty. The chargrilled jumbo prawns were a highlight – the authentic freshness combined with the herb garlic butter made for a tantalising flavour combination, while the Sydney rock oysters were freshly shucked and a real treat.
The Charleston’s cocktail menu features the Charleston Sling, Mai Tai and Carolina High Tea – as well as classics such as an Espresso Martini. There’s also a good selection of beer, wine and spirits. Staff were warm and friendly. Our waiter was generous and real – happy to strike up a conversation every time he popped in to check how we were doing.
The Charleston is located at 199 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe in Sydney. It’s open Tuesday to Sunday (closed Mondays). Lovers of great food and interior décor will appreciate the vibe and the authentic southern food at The Charleston, so pop on in.