Henry Sugar

4.8
88 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.
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ME
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
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
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
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
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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SH
1 review
Dined on 30 October 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
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 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
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 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
3 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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

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SJ
7 reviews
Dined on 16 October 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
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 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
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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RW
1 review
Dined on 9 October 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
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 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
1 review
Dined on 5 October 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
1 review
Dined on 15 September 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 7 September 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 7 September 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 16 August 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 14 August 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 8 August 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 4 August 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 1 August 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
9 reviews
Dined on 28 July 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 27 July 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
1 review
Dined on 26 July 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 14 July 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 14 July 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 10 July 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 27 June 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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