Henry Sugar

4.8
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145 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Australian
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: 29 April 2020

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

What 145 People Are Saying
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4.8
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4.8
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j
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food,service and Beverage match . Very highly recommend

BB
New England
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing and inventive food, for an excellent price point. Thoroughly enjoyed the chef tasting menu, and we were blown away by the lamb with strawberry chimchurri. Wait staff were attentive but casual. Have been before but will come back many times again.

A
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fantastic food and drinks! Really great ambiance. Overall, a great restaurant experience.

Henry Sugar
Responded on 26 November 2019

Hi Adam thanks for your feedback - great to see you had a good time and hopefully see you again soon!

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GB
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service1Ambience5

Food was sensational, great music and ambience, but sadly let down by waiting staff. Your evening doesn't start off well when you have to wait 30 minutes for someone to take a drinks order and you get told there aren't enough food menus. The service throughout the night was poor, which was a pity because the food was fantastic.

Henry Sugar
Responded on 26 November 2019

Hi Gen, Thanks for leaving a review and bringing this to our attention :) I'm really sorry we didn't get to you sooner. I believe we didn't seat you and didn't see you sit down in the corner. Hope to see you back and we will make sure this doesn't happen again. Cheers Mike

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ED
Melbourne / VIC
45 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Henry Sugar is a delightful find!! It was our first visit on Saturday and loved the neighborhood feel of the place; the savvy wait staff, and of course the delicious food! Coupled with a great wine list (with wines at all price points), it made for a great evening! We will be back!

Henry Sugar
Responded on 26 November 2019

Hey Emilio, Thanks for taking time to leave a review. It's great to hear you connected with what we are doing :) Hope to see you again! Cheers Mike

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J
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous restaurant/bar with great ambience, excellent wine list and stunning food. We were a party of 4 who all loved the experience and will definitely be returning.

Henry Sugar
Responded on 26 November 2019

Hi John, Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience online. It means a lot to us. See you next time Cheers Mike

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LN
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service, friendly waiter - we will definitely come again

Henry Sugar
Responded on 26 November 2019

Hi LouiseNK Thanks for sharing your review online. We will see you again!

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D
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant. Food, service .. will be back for sure.

Henry Sugar
Responded on 26 November 2019

Hey Drazen Thanks for the kind words, see you when you return! Mike

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JV
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, second time my wife and I have taken our friends there in a month. The staff are very friendly and helpful, able to meet all dietary requirement. No issues whatsoever!

Henry Sugar
Responded on 26 November 2019

Hi Jared Thank you for your support and we are happy we could accommodate. Hopefully see you again soon!

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OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic little place , chic Carlton dining experience, great food, great service and the owner handpicked the wines collection , overall we highly recommended - we will be back ! Thx

Henry Sugar
Responded on 26 November 2019

Thanks so much :) See you then

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C
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went to Henry Sugar with my partner on a date night. Restaurant inside was romantic and stylish. We sat at the bar and the Bar Tender (who we learned was also an owner) was super friendly, knowledgeable and made us delicious cocktails (Brunswick Spritz, 10/10 recommend). We noticed a bottle of Shiraz Gin on the shelf and mentioned we had never tried it so he made up 2 different cocktails with it for us to try - we enjoyed them. We also got a chance to chat a lot with the other owner who was constantly coming behind the bar to shuck oysters and things like that. He was also super pleasant and attentive. All the food we ordered was tasty, perfectly cooked and interesting. Overall we had a really lovely dining experience here and will definitely be back soon!

Henry Sugar
Responded on 26 November 2019

Hi Cherie, It was lovely meeting you both Thanks for your very kind review :) We look forward to having you in again soon! Cheers Mike

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SN
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Interesting and unusual mix of wines to go alongside the chefs menu. Loved the fact that we were able to sit and chat into the night and take our time with the menu without feeling like we needed to hurry up and move along. Friendly team and really accommodating.

Henry Sugar
Responded on 26 November 2019

Hi Sara Thanks you for leaving a review. Stoked you enjoyed our offering :)

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V
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went to Henry Sugar to celebrate my partner’s birthday. Food was amazing, service excellent with friendly and attentive staff. Great ambience and the restaurant was fairly full but not crowded or rushed feeling. Highly recommend!

Henry Sugar
Responded on 26 November 2019

Hi Vanessa thanks for your review :) Pleased you enjoyed everything Mike

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FT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely wine, yummy food and great service. Definitely going back soon!

Henry Sugar
Responded on 26 November 2019

Thanks Fernanda :)

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SN
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best vegan degustation meal ever. Fantastic food. Highly recommended.

Henry Sugar
Responded on 26 November 2019

Thanks Sash, We like to put a lot of love into our vegetables. Please you enjoyed it :)

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SG
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful restaurant with some great creative food. Really enjoyed dining here!

RW
London
6 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always exceptional . The staff are equally exceptional. As always it was a lovely evening.

Henry Sugar
Responded on 26 November 2019

Hi RaWa Thanks for writing a lovely review and for your ongoing support. Sorry it took us so long to respond. Hopefully see you soon :) Cheers Mike

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MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Nice Restuarant but the menu needs a revamp. Not enough protein in the deg menu. Lots of vegetable dishes and not a lot of flexibility or forward thinking of what the guests may need.

Henry Sugar
Responded on 21 September 2019

Hi Michael, Thanks for leaving a review and for your feedback. A key aspect to our concept and something we are known for is the effort we put into our vegetarian dishes and taking the flavor to a level typically associated with meat. Next time you come if you let us know you are keen on the protein we would be more than happy to swap out a few of the plant based dishes on the Henry Sugar menu for a meat alternative. Thanks again and we hope to see you soon. Chef and owner, Mike Baker

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LB
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Beautiful food, relaxed and funky ambience, friendly staff.

Henry Sugar
Responded on 21 September 2019

Hi Lubna B Thanks for your comments :)

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WL
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, drinks and service and a divine atmosphere!

Henry Sugar
Responded on 21 September 2019

Thanks for the rating Wendy! Mike

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OT
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly, unobtrusive and knowledgeable service along with fascinating and traditional food combinations. Great cocktails and terrific ambience. Fine dining with a casual flair.

Henry Sugar
Responded on 21 September 2019

Thank you

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JW
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came in for my birthday dinner and the staff were soooo good. Daniel put up with us being rowdy and made us beautiful cocktails! Such a fun night! We had the $75pp menu and all the food was delicious. Love love love, thanks y’all x

Henry Sugar
Responded on 21 September 2019

Hi Jasmine, Thanks so much for the review. I was a pleasure having you in!

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J
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food in a fabulous space with friendly knowledgeable staff.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Staff

LD
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I went to Henry Sugar for our wedding anniversary a few weeks ago and we loved our night. The set menu was delicious, and the way the veggie dishes were treated made my heart and taste buds sing. Our waiter was particularly knowledgeable about the wines and helped us choose an excellent bottle to match our meal. We will be coming back!

Henry Sugar
Responded on 21 September 2019

Hi Linden, Thanks for taking the time to review us. It means a lot to us and we are stoked you enjoyed everything. See you next time :) Cheers Mike

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W
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love everything they served us.. we tried the tasting menu with wine pairing and it was out of this world delicious. Will definitely come back and recommend this place to friends and families or even my enemies.

Henry Sugar
Responded on 21 September 2019

Hi Wenn thanks for the feedback and for spreading the word. It means a lot to us :)

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J
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous venue with amazing food and a very interesting wine list. The staff were really friendly and extremely knowledgeable - we will definitely be returning !

RW
London
6 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love Henry Sugar. Absolutely my favourite when most of my locals are really really good. Can’t fault it.

Henry Sugar
Responded on 21 September 2019

Thanks RaWa good to know. There is some good competition around :)

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K
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

This was my second time to Henry Sugar in a month! I was so impressed after my first encounter that I wanted to share it with my partner for our anniversary soon after. I opted for the set menu both times as I love leaving the decision making up to people who know best as well as being surprised by what arrives at our table. Dietary concerns were attended to effortlessly and both times food was delicious, diverse and perfectly portioned. Each visit the restaurant was busy and bustling but the level of service was quite different; the floor staff clearly know their stuff but some have the ability to remain personable and charming better than others even when the heat is on. If this element levelled out it would truly be a 5 star experience.

Henry Sugar
Responded on 21 September 2019

Hi Kobi thanks for the review and feedback. It's so important to us to help us improve an we will definitely take it on board. Thanks Mike

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WT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A local favourite - perfect service, interesting and delicious food n wine offer to explore.

DP
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal and fun vibe. We really enjoyed the evening.

MB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have visited Henry Sugar a few times now and have never been disappointed.
The attention to detail and imagination with the degustation menu is outstanding!!
The staff are both attentive & very knowledgeable.
My only axe to grind is the music volume.. way too loud and as the tables start fill the music gets louder making conversation hard without raising voices which then makes the room even louder.

AR
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food and atmosphere. Great feed me menu and cocktails

MO
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

JA
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely ambiance and service with very nice food and wine.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

M
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

FG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

J
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.