Henry Sugar

4.7
80 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Modern European
Our menu is designed and created by Spanish Michelin-trained chef and owner Michael Baker, and complemented by co-owner Daniel Mason’s selection of innovative cocktails, natural wines and inhouse sodas.

We’re a local destination that offers outside dining when it’s warm and a roaring fire when it’s not. We constantly adjust our menus to reflect the best of the season and whatever takes our fancy. Book now or pop in as often as you like for a delightfully different dining experiences. We’re a destination for locals and for everyone who loves excellent food, great atmosphere and a warm welcome.
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AM
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always. Inventive and delicious food and drinks in warm ambiance. Friendly and very knowledgeable service. The best!

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SD
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Very funky setting. Great service and interesting food.

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ST
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely wonderful dishes, terrific value, great friendly service and overall a memorable dining experience.

My wife and I enjoyed the $65 a head menu that they select. The dishes arrived regularly and were all excellent with a number of absolute stand-outs. I'm not a great fan of vegetarian food but the vegetarian meals what was produced was unbelievable and easily the best I've ever had.

We came away greatly satisfied after enjoying a great array of food without feeling like we'd over eaten.

As a comparison, we went to Blumenthal's in October, and spent $600 and came away very disappointed with the food and even more disappointed with the value for money. For a third of the cost at $200, the food , the service and the value (everything) at Henry Sugar's was better and this is one of the best value and best dining experiences currently around.

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1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service on top of spectacular food. Highly recommend!

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J
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely bar/restaurant in a quiet part of Rathdowne Street, Carlton. The delicious menu was very well balanced and perfect for a wide range of tastes. Cocktails were offered and the wine list was very good. Henry Sugar is an excellent choice for people wanting exceptional service, a high standard of food, varied menu and wine list in an extremely agreeable setting.

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PO
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for a wonderful evening. From the minute we arrived the atmosphere drew us in. The service was exceptional and the food was something else. I've not had an experience like it, but will definitely come again many times over.

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TC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great degustation option and service!
We also had the wine match

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SH
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful dinner at this lovely Carlton North restaurant. Gorgeous interior with warm brick and copper. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Terrific wine list and superb food. We were a table of five and shared the smoked cobia, sweet potato, broccolini and Parmesan chips. All to die for. Hand baked bread with harissa butter was delicious and the best crime brûlée I have ever had. Thankyou.

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AO
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants I've tried in years. The vegan degustation was out of this world and the service was impeccable.

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JT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fantastic Spanish influenced dégustation. A really interesting wine list including by the glass. Very creative food both in taste and presentation.

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DC
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fairly restricted menu but interesting food . Reasonable value and something a little different

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SJ
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best chefs menu I have had in a long time. Playful, yummy and filling. Staff were super knowledgeable but not at all pretentious. You need to dine here!

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L
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Random find that will remain on our repeat visit list. Young owners kicking major goals. Run don’t walk to enjoy this outstanding restaurant.

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JH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great find! Vegan offerings were excellent as was the service.

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RW
London
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always ask them to feed me and have never had a dish I didn’t love. Fabulous food. Knowledgeable friendly staff. Always a great night.

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J
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely meal, I’d especially recommend the lentil parfait which is a fantastic vego dish. Great wine list and beverage selection also.

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LC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A group of 8 of us enjoyed the tasting menu. We enjoyed most of the 'creative cuisine' with mixed opinions on a couple of the dishes. The service was excellent - friendly, efficient. Nothing was too much trouble - a couple of dietary requirements and split bill. Would highly recommend.

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GT
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great find, with excellent food, marvellous flavours, and an excellent but simple wine list. Try the "leave it to the chef" menu choice and sit back and enjoy the deliciousness. As we were leaving the younger generation were coming in for a late night drink, so it would be a good choice for a later evening tipple too!

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MB
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. A great local find and well kept secret of incredible food, from the in house baked bread to the chocolate ‘olive’ that accompanied the spritz apperitif.

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CG
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for an anniversary dinner - wanted something different and special without being ridiculously expensive or overpriced and this was perfect. Service was excellent; friendly and attentive yet unobtrusive. Had a lovely time and enjoyed all the food! The only downside was that a particularly loud, excited group sat neat us towards the end and the venue isn't great for dealing with super loud people so that affected the noise level and ambiance a bit but the rest of the night was excellent.

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FM
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredibly tasty with great ambiance and service. Also very accommodating of food allergies.

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JS
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Great food, great wine, gorgeous ambiance...however let down by tardy service. Gorgeous bottle of wine, well recommended, was sparinging poured and glasses removed before wine finished. Had to point out we were still going. A basic error made due to poor communication between wait staff and head of floor. Otherwise...great!

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ER
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my northside go-to's. That lentil parfait is probably one of my favourite dishes of all time. Everything from the staff, the ambiance, and the food are always brilliant - would definitely recommend to anyone looking for anything from a cosy local to a great night out.

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LE
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Henry Sugar ticks all the boxes - incentive, delicious food, fabulous service and a great wine and cocktail list. I had the tasting menu with paired drinks and it was a wonderful dining experience! I couldn’t fault anything about it.

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JH
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Henry Sugar was amazing, great food , great service , very cosy and great ambience,

Will definitely be returning

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HM
Melbourne / VIC
9 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always have a beautiful meal. Excellent service! Great ambience and lovely wait staff.

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j
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had Henry sugar menu consists of 6 courses with multiple dishes per course. Everything was delicious and fantastic and we enjoyed all the food :)

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JA
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a brilliant find! Cosy ambience with a crackling fire set the scene and it just got better from there. Outstanding service - nothing was too much trouble. And an interesting and delicious menu. One of the highlights was a smoked mussel buckwheat crepe, which was amazing. Will be back!

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NS
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found this place by chance. What a find! Outstanding food and service at a reasonable price. This place is a new fave.

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IY
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic - can't recommend enough! Gorgeous space, really lovely service - went for a friend's birthday and they gave her a free drink, put a cute candle in her dessert and looked after her bunch of flowers during the meal.

Such good value for the quality of the food. Definitely try the lentil parfait and anything involving the olive oil ice cream!

Can't wait to go back.

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NK
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality experience from start to finish. Will definitely be back.

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RH
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fabulous. Delicious and plentiful vegetarian options.
The service was great - attentive at the right time and explained the dishes with confidence.
Didn’t love the wine by the glass options (a bit too many light Italian reds) but that’s not a big deal.
The only downer was that the table was a bit tight for a group, hard against the wall and not much room for all the delicious food.
Thanks for a memorable night.

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F
Melbourne / VIC
10 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We opted for the degustation option and it was a cavalcade of taste sensations, with friendly and knowledgeable staff. All parts of that menu were great - possibly the pork was best but there were no flat spots. We had a great night and will come again.

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GH
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a real gem. The food is unique, yet good for everyday dining. The cocktails and wine list are amazing, and the service is top notch. The ambience is fantastic. I wish I lived in Melbourne, so I could go here regularly for a drink and tapas, or an interesting and healthy delectable meal.

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lentil parfait is in my top ten food list of all time. The tofu is a close second. This place is a huge gift to those who care about food.

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FV
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The very best value for money menu I have ever experienced.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Delicious food and drinks.

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HM
Melbourne / VIC
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very tasty food and service was excellent. Intimate restaurant and not too noisy

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T
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four of us sat down on a busy Saturday night after a comedy show. Our second visit. We once again had the chef's selection and once again it was stunning. Very well presented and clean. Every course was better than the last and every item interesting and appetizing. The cocktails were well priced and simply put delicious. Well priced for the quality of food and service. Neighborhood Gem.

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PT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still my favourite restaurant in Melbourne. Great people out front and amazing food coming from the kitchen. Also, a great selection of wines. 5 Stars!

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