Henry Sugar

4.7
113 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Australian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Tasting Menu
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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.

Special Offers

Henry Sugar Menu - $75pp

Relax and leave the decision-making to us. We’ll take care of everyone with a casual degustation-style dinner, working closely with farmers and producers to deliver the best seasonal ingredients in an interesting and shareable format. Multiple dishes across seven courses.

Terms and Conditions: Please advise of any dietary requirements at time of booking

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 25 June 2019

Ends: 24 December 2019

Availability: Sun 17:00-21:00
Tue-Sat 17:00-21:00

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AR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food and atmosphere. Great feed me menu and cocktails

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

My absolute favourite of the year! Wonderful dishes, great selection of wines by the glasses, waiters are ever so polite, knowledgeable about the menu and friendly. Well rounded experience

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JA
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely ambiance and service with very nice food and wine.

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing Culinary experience. Creative with food as Dahl was with his fictional characters.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a delightful experience! From start to finish this place was an absolutely wonderful dining experience. From crafted cocktails, to knowledgeable staff and superb wine selections, and a chefs menu sure to stir and excite one’s palate, we had a extraordinary time. We have already been discussing when we will plan our return or wait for the next seasonal menu change. Taste, service and ambience. Henry Sugar offers an approachable step up to North Carlton’s nighttime dining scene. Brava!

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M
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I've been at this restaurant a few times. Food is always excellent with great and sometimes unusual flavours. The lentils pate' is one of the signature dishes and probably one of my favourites. People on the floor are friendly and knowledgeable

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FG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always amazing food and drinks, great customer service and friendly staff.
This is to me, one of the most underrated places in Melbourne. It’s just great!

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J
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The tasting menu was excellent value and delicious. We honestly couldn't fault it. The staff were attentive, helpful and knowledgeable. They were intent in making our night as wonderful as possible and they succeeded in spades. We forgot to mention that it was our 37th anniversary, so thanks for a lovely celebration.

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M
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a find, absolute Gem. Food and service outstanding, flexible, so reasonable, friendly, cosy, I would go back. Interesting food, seasonal and I just went the feed me menu. Thanks we will be back

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DF
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always guaranteed of a great meal at Henry Sugar with an always tasty wine list.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food with interesting options for vegetarians and meat eaters alike. Friendly service.

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HZ
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The ingredients were fresh and well combined to produce surprising flavor and texture. The service was nice and I did enjoy the dining environment. The homemade was Vegemite was absolutely amazing for me and I even bought an extra bottle for takeaway. A good restaurant worth visiting.

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LS
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great warm and intimate setting with food that’s fresh , comforting and delicious. The bread is amazing and the home made soda are highlights.
Service is attentive without being pretentious.
Highly recommend .

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C
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic as always! Have been visiting Henry Sugar since week one and only gets better and better. Took the family there for the first time for my dads birthday. Both my parents are more the pub grub sort and we’re a little apprehensive about trying something new and ‘fancy’ (in there terms), but they absolutely loved every single dish that came out. Thanks for another incredible evening team!

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LM
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always amazing evening with great food, wine/beer pairings, attentive and well informed staff! Always welcome a night out at your restaurant!

Henry Sugar
Responded on 27 May 2019

Hi Linda. It's nice to hear you enjoyed your time with us on Friday. Thanks so much for leaving your feedback too. Its really important to us. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers Mike

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C
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Really overpriced and not really enjoyable food. The bag of chips as an entree was a joke, however, was probably the best tasting for the whole night. I would not recommend this place to anyone!!

Henry Sugar
Responded on 27 May 2019

Hi Chrisf Thanks for leaving your feedback. We take all our reviews very seriously so it was upsetting to learn you had a bad experience with us on Friday. You are the first person to have such an experience that we know of since we opened two and a half years ago. The bag of chips is a tongue and cheek take on a fast food product but the tempura leaves are all made in house. I'm pleased you enjoyed those. Any elaboration you would kindly provide would be much appreciated by us.Thanks Mike

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AM
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As new locals, will definitely be back!
Great place!

Henry Sugar
Responded on 27 May 2019

Hi AthenaM Thanks for your feedback and welcome to the area. See you soon! Cheers Mike

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ZS
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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...

Henry Sugar
Responded on 27 May 2019

Hi Zoe, Thanks for the review, lovely to see you both again!

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MR
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A brilliant experience all round. We will be back.

Henry Sugar
Responded on 27 May 2019

Hi Michelle Thanks for you feedback we really appreciate it. Hope to see you back soon! Cheers Mike

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KC
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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SM
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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JC
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were delighted with Henry Sugar...a very relaxed but professional staff.
Outstanding food and a good wine list.

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N
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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JP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Inventive food; attantice staff; good value. Lots of interesting things with vegetables, beautifully done meats. Dessert a highlight.

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B
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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!

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ME
London
15 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sensational food from a very creative chef. Great service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

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AS
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

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HN
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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LS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful ambience, food and service! Will definitely be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed every aspect of our dining experience at Henry Sugar!

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MJ
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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E
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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AM
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 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 18 January 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Very funky setting. Great service and interesting food.

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ST
1 review
Dined on 15 January 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 6 December 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 5 December 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 23 November 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 23 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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

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