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Published June 3rd 2013
Small Bar and Restaurant
The Owl House is a small restaurant and bar. Small restaurant and bar? By now all Sydneysiders are familiar with a small bar and the concepts of such, but a small restaurant? Well it is exactly exactly that. The Owl House, is a small restaurant and bar. The small bar is located on the bottom floor and on the upper level there is a small but fantastic restaurant.
The bar is a window front bar, the building is narrow with seating available at the bar as well as smaller tables for two on the ground floor. Upstairs are tables for larger groups and a very cute balcony overlooking Crown Street with approximately four seats. It certainly is a small restaurant sitting about 45 people.
The vibe from the start is very friendly. The staff were extremely friendly and welcoming. The restaurant is well staffed to attend to your needs personally, nothing was too much trouble for the employees.
We had an interesting conversation with the licensee Amir. He has lots of experience within the hospitality industry which was interesting to hear about and he had a great sense of humour, nothing was too much trouble for him.
[ADVERT]When we arrived for our booking time our table was not ready so we waited in the bar downstairs for our table to be ready. For the inconvenience this caused we were provided with a complimentary glass of champagne once seated. This was unnecessary but a really nice touch to start off a good evening.
If you were on your own or in a couple sitting at the bar for a meal would be suitable and you can strike up a conversation with other dinners, if that is your thing.
We had the set menu for $55 per person. The meals were served in a share plate format and there were plenty of food options, even if you were not keen on one particular dish it was not long before another was being served. The serving of meals was spaced out over a period of time which allowed time to relish a glass of wine or enjoy a conversation.
One of our diners was pregnant and they attended to all of her needs, without questioning. At the time of booking it was advised to The Owl House that one diner was pregnant and they attended to this, including providing her with her own dish when a meal was being served that she was unable to consume.
Dessert was an individual serving and was chocolate mousse topped with honeycomb and accompanied with a brownie. By the time dessert arrived I was completely full, however the real honeycomb and light chocolate mousse topped the meal off very nicely.
The bathrooms were quite interesting too – just something to add to the vibe of the place! Cartoons lined the walls of the bathroom, it was an interesting concept.
The wine list was extensive which includes wines from across the world. If you are not sure what wine to select, Amir would be more than happy to assist with matching your wine and food. A lot of the wines are available by the glass so it is a great opportunity to try out some different wines. As well as the extensive wine list there was also a variety of cocktails available and mocktails available.
Definitely a worthwhile night out and be sure to try one of their amazing cocktails!