A former Sydney car garage has had a new lease on life. Located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, Bridge St Garage is a unique offering. A burger bar fronts Bridge Street while a bistro dining experience has been created in the back section, with its own entrance through a hand cranked garage door from Bridge Lane.
The new ‘Garage Bar & Deli’ is another unique dining concept, infusing the New York deli scene with Argentinian flair. A separate deli menu pays homage to classic New York style sandwiches, braised and cured meats, briskets, bitey cheeses, mixed with Argentinian soul food and good ‘ol fashioned hospitality.
Breakfast Old Fashioned $20
Created with Eagle Rare Burbon, maple syrup and a dash of Angostura’s bitters. The best part about this is the garnish of crispy bacon. Giving that savoury salty balance to the sweet maple syrup.
We started of with these excellent little cuts. The lighter one being a cured pork neck that’s glazed with honey and black sesame giving it a lingering sweet and nutty flavour. The darker meat was a really tasty pork loin cured with paprika and pepper. The subtle kick of spice was certainly not lost in the Moorish flavour of the salty pork.
Pineapple Express $16
A beautiful and complex blend of Monkey Shoulder, Dolin Dry Vermouth, pineapple and sugar. Full of character.
From one board to another, we couldn’t believe our eyes when this tasty spread presented itself before us. This baby was filled with Bresaola, Sopressa, Honey Glazed Pork Loin, Manchego Aged 3 and 6 months, Provalone, Rabbit and Pork Pate, Bell Peppers filled with Mascarpone Cheese, Crisp Bread and Pickles. To say we didnt finish every sing crumb would be a lie. I’m pretty sure I licked my fingers clean too.
Scotch Thistle $17
Built with Glenfiddich, this cocktail gets your taste buds tingling with mint, crushed ice and a big helping of Angostura’s bitters.
Our third and final deli board of the night had Panchettam Jamon and Truffle Salami on it accompanied by some more of that delicious Manchego Cheese. My favourite was with out a doubt the truffle salami, which had that intoxicating truffle earthiness to it.
Fish, Chicken & Pork Tacos $17
After all those fantastic cured meats, we decided on some tacos to end the feast. The fresh grilled fish tacos were topped with a mango, onion, chilli and coriander salsa. The spice-coated fried chicken tacos were topped with grilled corn, shredded lettuce, red capsicum sauce and a sweet basil salsa verde and the slow-roasted marinated pork tacos were topped with lettuce, tomato, guacamole, and cheese with chimichurri and jalapeño sauce.
Since first opening it’s doors, Bridge St Garage has offered affordable soul food accompanied by unique craft beers, South American and Australian wines and cocktails to die for. At this rate, Bridge St Garage is set to become a favoured destination amongst Sydney-siders and visitors alike.
Bridge Street Garage Bar & Diner
17-19 Bridge Street,
CBD, Sydney, NSW
2 Hungry Guys dined as a guest