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.
As new locals, will definitely be back!
Perfect every time. We love it. Dan and his team are knowledgeable when it comes to wine and food. Perfect service and even better food, if that's possible! It's a Melbourne must try...
A brilliant experience all round. We will be back.
Oh my goodness, what an absolute delight. My brother and i did the degustation and we were taken on a wonderous culinary adventure! Absolutely recommend the drinks pairing aswell as it was just a cherry on top with many lovely local beverages.
The details in presentation and flavour was unreal and everything just had such a unique personal touch. The bread was the fluffliest, most amazing bread I've ever eaten and the lentil parfait paired with a rich white was a match made in heaven. The range of flavours throughout were so different, yet so complimentative. Not to mention the staff - a perfect combinatiom of easy going and incredibly knowledgeable and passionate. Beautiful atmosphere especially with the open fire and cruisey tunes. What a night. We will be back, wish i could give more than 5 stars. Thank you thank you thank you.
everything was a highlight.... amazing staff... big thank you to Maxine ... it was a adventure in tastes and textures..... the presentation was amazing inventive and fun.... the combination of flavours they have delivered .....amazing...... we will return
We were delighted with Henry Sugar...a very relaxed but professional staff.
Outstanding food and a good wine list.
Amazing food, the best dessert I have ever eaten (mousse and ice cream tart), delicious cocktails with in house made sodas, relaxed atmosphere and wonderful table service. We had a table by the fireplace which was heavenly on a cold night. I have already recommended Henry Sugar to my friends and colleagues. Can’t wait to dine there again.
Inventive food; attantice staff; good value. Lots of interesting things with vegetables, beautifully done meats. Dessert a highlight.
A fantastic restaurant which serves, imaginative , fresh and delicious cuisine that is distinctively Australian. The chef’s menu with matching beverages is classy and great value. I highly recommend Henry Sugar!
Sensational food from a very creative chef. Great service.
The whole package is amazing. Great ambiance, delicious food and we loved the wine list. The service was outstanding! We all had a great night and were very impressed. We would highly recommend it!
One of the best dining experiences I've had. The team were friendly and helpful and the food was inventive, delicious and the perfect amount (we had the Henry Sugar menu). Be sure to have a house spritz, complete with ice cream 'olive'. Can't wait to return!
The staff were great and very attentive. Th food was beautiful - the killer dish really was the broccoli. On a previous occasion I had a wonderful serve of pumpkin so I think the chef here really knows how to make 'ordinary' vegetables shine. Other highlights were the tempura crisps and the polenta chips.
Beautiful ambience, food and service! Will definitely be back!
We enjoyed every aspect of our dining experience at Henry Sugar!
Fabulous meal with great service. We have eaten in two Michelin starred restaurants in Melbourne and Henry Sugar certainly holds it own against them. Also it serves the best bread we have eaten in our nine week vacation in Melbourne.
The whole experience was a delightful one. The food was lovely, the service and waitress was a joy. You can feel the care and attention put into the whole experience, well considered and deserving of 5 stars.
Wonderful as always. Inventive and delicious food and drinks in warm ambiance. Friendly and very knowledgeable service. The best!
Very funky setting. Great service and interesting food.
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.
Great service on top of spectacular food. Highly recommend!
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.
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.
Great degustation option and service!
We also had the wine match
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.
One of the best restaurants I've tried in years. The vegan degustation was out of this world and the service was impeccable.
Fantastic Spanish influenced dégustation. A really interesting wine list including by the glass. Very creative food both in taste and presentation.
Fairly restricted menu but interesting food . Reasonable value and something a little different
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!
Random find that will remain on our repeat visit list. Young owners kicking major goals. Run don’t walk to enjoy this outstanding restaurant.
Great find! Vegan offerings were excellent as was the service.
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.
Really lovely meal, I’d especially recommend the lentil parfait which is a fantastic vego dish. Great wine list and beverage selection also.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Incredibly tasty with great ambiance and service. Also very accommodating of food allergies.
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!
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.