Hartsyard

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Hartsyard is an award winning restaurant located in the heart of Newtown. Owned and operated by Australian born Jarrod Walsh and Hong Kong raised Dorothy Lee, whom have both worked in some of the best restaurants in Australia. Our philosophy is to showcase the best local produce Australia has to offer and tie that in with asian flavours and techniques. Our ever changing menu is inspired by the changing seasons so every experience will differ! We offer both an al a carte and set menu with the option for matched beverages.

Hartsyard is set on Enmore road embracing the neighbourhood vibe in a relaxed casual environment. We have limited outside seating in the warmer months. Hartsyard is only a two minute walk from Newtown station.

Special Offers

Hartsyard Tasting Menu - $75 per person

Our set menu, showcasing the best of our a la carte dishes.

Terms and Conditions: This option is available to reservations provided the whole table participates.

Valid For: 2 - 5 people

Starts: 1 August 2019

Ends: 31 December 2019

Availability: Sun 17:00-21:00
Wed-Thu 18:00-21:00
Fri-Sat 17:00-21:00

What 426 People Are Saying
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MR
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the tasting menu and found every dish to be well balanced and delicious. What they do with vegetables is particularly interesting. One of the best meals we’ve had in a while and will definitely be back!

JP
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We attended a Saturday lunch special and ordered off the ala carte menu. We took full advantage of the bottomless Rose’October special. I was blown away by the flavour of the food, portions, value for money and friendly staff. We had an awesome long lunch and I would highly recommend this gem to anyone.

NR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

The food could have been amazing but some things not great.
Miso eggplant awesome. Cuttlefish great. Kangaroo tartare nice. My friend loved it the most.
Oysters drowned in weirdness and oil, kingfish didn’t go with pineapple.
Fusion didn’t fuse as well as promised, especially due to booking holding limitations. While accommodating in the end, I think we should’ve given somewhere else a go that was more flexible. Wine was awesome.

DP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wow! We had the tasting menu between two of us. Food was outstanding, great atmosphere. It was a little noisy but that just added to the vibe. Highly recommended.

JB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and wonderful staff. We had a really great night.

TS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible food, friendly and fun service, incredible food, great night out, incredible food, nice atmosphere, incredible food. Did I mention the food??. Highly recommend.

GD
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food! Our waitress was great too. Wine awesome. Music too loud. Walls a little bare n white. But all in all amazing

A
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Sorry. Just fell short. Cut corners on the food (they actually cut a fish head in half) . Too noisy and it seemed like they were breaking in two new staff on a Saturday night

D
Sydney / NSW
6 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is delicious and inventive, the service knowledgeable and attentive, the atmosphere is fun without being too loud, and it's casual but takes itself seriously enough. We will be back. Never disappointed.

VB
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, food, menu. They easily accommodated my gluten free request. Wine menu is also my tho g with lots of natural and preservative free options. I’m a huge fan!

MK
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and amazing service- always consistent at Hartsyard!

LT
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food and service was superb. Quite pricey with small portions though. Food is made to be shared.

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Fantastic food and customer service easily wins us over! We’ll definitely be back again for the next menu! They paid attention to my note I left on the RSVP (regarding our anniversary) which is amazing!

P
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From arrival to leaving the service was genuinely attentive (not forced), the food was deliciously adventurous (we had the tasting menu) and the cocktails were keepers. A new favourite!

NS
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the pleasure of spending the day after our wedding at this lunch and we had a wonderful time.
The food and staff were amazing and accommodating. James from Four Pillars was informative and fun. The whole experience is something we would love to do again.

A
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Every dish was sensational - the chefs have a real talent for flavours and textures that just work together. The shared plate concept just means that you get to taste more delicious dishes.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Very average atmosphere. The renovation was very chilly + bright, with a cafeteria looking interior. The staff were fine. The food was tasty but over-priced, super small portions.
Sorry, won’t be going back.

AW
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Been to hartsyard over the years, the food is the best it has ever been. All dishes faultless, standouts include: duck breast with cumquat, poached calamari, celeriac with chocolate dessert.

Cant wait to come back!

MB
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

The food used to be much better.
We used to go for years but I think we might not anymore.

SL
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

We were rushed through our meal in an hour (including a bottle of wine!) Our plates were cleared the moment we put our fork down - in one case my husband's plate was taken before he had finished the meal. We had 5 courses land on the table one after the other - too rushed.

O
Sydney / NSW
8 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Amazing menu! The food all went together so well. Several stand out dishes.

R
Sydney / NSW
21 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Restaurant busy with nice enough seating (perhaps too bright for my liking). Service was good with nice staff.
Menu is very underwhelming. The three of us did not eat red meat so had the veg and fish/seafood dishes and the flavours and combinations were underwhelming, not creative and overall not special at all.
Wine list was good with a good range of prices to choose from.
Unfortunately when the competition for Sydney restaurants is so fierce, this restaurant does not stand out and I will not be visiting again.

AB
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

I had visited last year and the restaurant was fabulous. Food was great and service perfect. However I have since learnt that management has changed hands and this makes sense given the experience we had. While the service was great and the atmosphere was lively the food was really sub par - like charred broccoli and a sauce I could have made myself, and leeks which were sloppy and tasted......just like boiled leeks. mY husband and one of our other friends ended up having a stomach problems the next day. I wouldn't complain this vigorously if it was cheap and cheerful but it set us back at $120 pp. Won't go again.

TF
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place, great food. Staff very helpful and quick service

OT
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Quintessentially Newtown: eclectic, vibrant and fun. Food was delicious and the service excellent. Will be back👍

TK
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The flavours were unexpected and pleasantly surprised us. Each dish presented us with something new to experience. Both of us love to cook so it is always a delight to eat somewhere that explores food texture, flavours and combinations that we would not necessarily think could partner together. Thank you for a memorable evening. The music could be a little more muted.

r
Denver
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

stupid place - don't care about customers at all - don't go

Hartsyard
Responded on 27 July 2019

Hi Mr Rorrison, Glad you reviewed, -You were 30 MINS LATE (peak time sat night) -You complained there's NO FRIED CHICKEN(hasn't been on menu for 2 years). You easily could've researched online but you didn't. -You complained the WAGYU steak price $38. The owner spent 10 mins explaining it is a reasonable price for Sydney restaurants. Yet you repeatedly ignored her advise on other items to match your budget. -Oporto is next door. -You didn't order any food so how can this review be accurate.

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TB
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding service from friendly staff who went above and beyond expectations. Delicious, complex and varied food that was reasonably priced and portioned perfectly. Drinks list looked great as well though we are only really beer drinkers.

MM
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

This was our first time to Hartsyard and we found it very good. The waitress was very attentive and helpful. We had the zucchini salad then duck cumquat with togarashi plus calamari with sake butter, fried bread and sansho za'atar. The calamari was not what we expected, although quite unique, but we both said we probably wouldn't order that again. We weren't expecting traditional calamari but it didn't quite hit the mark for us and maybe it needs to be more thoroughly explained at time of ordering. The wine list was extensive and my WA Rose was very good. We would go back but there is a lot of competition on this strip, so it would be very wise for the restaurant to keep well in tune with what inner West diners are seeking.

DB
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

food was great. Service outstanding! Crew were on fire and we left feeling well spoiled. Cheers guys!

BH
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful food. We are loving the new Hartsyard. Thank you to all the team

D
Sydney / NSW
7 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was so delicious, the waiter was informed and knowledgeable, we were already talking about our next visit before we left, and were thinking about the favorite dishes the next. Highly recommend.

MS
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing food, wine and service. Really comfortable, inviting restaurant.

j
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

yes but the food was VERY rich. i would suggest some more simple dishes to balance things out

A
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

A shadow of its former self. Mushroom dish was rubbish

LK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant! Went with a group of friends, couple of vegetarians and a gluten free, accommodated us all! Wonderful service. Amazing food! Will be back for sure. Keep up the good work

E
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

My husband love the pork and it was the most delicious dish! I'm not surprised he wanted to come back for it. The other dishes I thought were a little too clever and lacking in substance and balance. Our waitress was lovely, great service all around. Perhaps my husbands cup of tea rather than mine.

YL
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic and friendly service with a great atmosphere. Delicious meals with 2 flavorsome dishes to remember. The fried cheese; of tapioca, gouda cheese and gruyere cheese fried together with a dallop of hot mustard brings. The delicious hanger steak topped with melt in your mouth ox tongue cooked to perfection and amazing in taste.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. Amazing service. Perfect night out.

JF
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Sadly used to love it. But last experience was not value for money. Great food but portion sizes too small for the dollars charged.