In the multicultural, multi-cuisine Sydney, Yullis Bar in Surry Hills, is a vegetarian's sweet sanctuary. Each dish combines Mediterranean and Asian influences that works beautifully in tapas sized serves that you can comfortably share. Sit street-side or enjoy the warmly lit outdoor area.
The menu is economical, containing eight share plates, and seven mains. Share plates consist of international treasures like pan-fried haloumi, homemade dolmades, and salt and pepper tofu that absolutely melts in your mouth. Mains lie around the $15 to $17 dollar mark and offer hearty feeds like chilli rice noodles, vegetable sambal and panfried polenta with braised porcini mushrooms and fennel.
The wholly vegetarian cuisine balances flavour, texture and a clever touch to produce truly photogenic food. The eggplant involtini stuffed with buffalo mozzarella and spinach, topped with lemongrass tomato sauce and fresh basil is a work of art. For dessert be sure to try the stunningly smooth tapioca pudding, drenched in a mango sauce and served with coconut ice cream. It's heavenly.
The extensive beer list will satisfy any whim or taste. Yulli's specialises in beers from local NSW breweries and on tap you'll find boutique labels such as Wicked Elf Witbier and Red Oak Irish Red Ale. If you prefer beer by the bottle, you'll see names such as Pig's Fly Pale Ale, Outback Black Opal, Happy Goblin Ginger Beer or Mudgee Porter. The mixed chip plate of sweet potato, taro, beetroot and onion served with a rosemary salt makes for a vivid flavour starter.
Open for lunch and dinner, Yullis offers an intimate and cosy bar experience and a gorgeous palate affair. Be sure to make a booking as the place is quickly packed.
The efficient service, charming staff and understatedly cool décor that combines stools, chairs and lounges, ensures an enjoying evening all round. Yulli's bar can convert even the most carnivorous guests.