Opera Bar, Sydney (Photography: Nikki To)
The Stinking Bishops, Newtown
Nomad, Surry Hills
Opera Bar, Sydney
There’s nothing better than a glass of wine and an elegantly laden charcuterie board. From aromatic cured meats to marinated vegetables, crumbly cheeses and artisan breads, Sydney knows a thing or two about good charcuterie and these are the best meat and cheese smorgasbords the city has to offer.
The elegant wine-and-dine bar in Potts Point is serving up some tasty charcuterie boards along with an impressive 500-strong wine selection. While their premium soft and hard cheeses speak for themselves, it’s Monopole’s house-made cured meats that really shine. Cured duck breast, succulent brisket, Ranger’s Valley Tri Tip, Kurobuta pork belly – need we say more?
71a MacLeay Street, Potts Point
With 17 cured meat and cheese varieties on the menu, Opera Bar’s charcuterie selection is the perfect accompaniment to their impressive wine list and even more impressive view. To kick it up a few notches (when in Rome, or in this case, Sydney Opera House), add a serving or two of oysters, shellfish or a selection from their raw and cured menu.
Lower Concourse Level, Sydney Opera House
Nomad in Surry Hills has mastered the fine art of food pairing. The warehouse-style restaurant is a trendy mix of old and new; where charcuterie lovers can nibble on house-made cured meats, classic mortadella, beef heart salami and juniper berries. Add their house-made sourdough with black olive butter to your order for good measure.
16 Foster Street, Surry Hills
Alexandria’s favourite rustic shed is the ideal spot to wine and graze on delicate piles of cured meats, oozing cheeses, pickled vegetables, fruits and toasted bread and grissini. Add in the Potting Shed’s alfresco setting and whimsical décor, and you’ve got the perfect combo for a relaxing outing with friends.
2 Huntley Street, Alexandria
Cuisine, cocktails and live music are on the agenda at the loft-style warehouse in Manly. Charcuterie lovers need look no further than the Barman’s Platter to satisfy their turophile tendencies. Delicately sliced meats, cheeses, house-pickled vegetables and artisan breads will satiate your tastebuds and are the perfect accompaniment to one of their classic cocktail jugs.
7 Market Lane, Manly
The Stinking Bishops have cured meats and cheese down pat. They have a selection of over 30 hard and soft cheeses to choose from and the option of creating your own platter. Using both local and international deli products, they masterfully pull together the tastiest charcuterie boards. We know where we’ll be heading for our next charcuterie fix.
5/63-71 Enmore Road, Newtown
Freshly marinated vegetables, cured meats and heavenly cheeses are awaiting your selection at Baccomatto Osteria. This rustic Italian restaurant specialises in traditional Italian salumi, formaggi and marinati selections, A ‘Make-your-own’ charcuterie board is on the menu, pair it with a bottle of their finest red and you’re in for a good night.
212 Riley Street, Surry Hills
Alegrias’ signature Black Seafood Paella aside, this Spanish restaurant pulls together a very tasty charcuterie board. Their Mediterranean-style Tabla de Entremeses is an elegant selection of Serrano ham, Salamanca chorizo, Manchengo cheese, salami and marinated olives. With perfectly crusty breads thrown in for good measure, you might not feel like sharing.
9/332 Darling Street, Balmain