We are a bustling neighborhood restaurant in the heart of Carlton North amongst the leafy trees of Rathdowne village. We have lots of outdoor dining and sitting on the deck feels like a little trip to Europe. Our food is clever, very seasonal with a casual and honest style.
5 Course Seasonal Chef's MenuA$75.00 per person
Multiple dates availableBringing to life the unique and bold flavours of Australia, our chef's menu showcases seasonal produce we source from local growers and producers. All dietaries can be catered to, please specify in the booking notes.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
Fantastic venue. Food was delicious and the staff were super friendly! Would definitely keep coming back.
My date and I were most impressed by the experience. The chef's taster was outstanding.
Never had kangaroo in my life but really enjoyed it. Beautifully prepared and delicious.
Best of all was the exceptional table service from 'Magdalena' who really made us feel at home, was super attentive, knew her wines and suggested a great combination for our meal. The ambience was just right (probably because it was a Sunday) All together, a wonderful dining experience. We will be back!
new favorite local :)
I would really recommend the house spritz - it was great.
Service was fantastic and they catered to my dietary requests.
Such a gem in Carlton North! Great menu and wine selection with outstanding, easy-going service.
the perfect place for a drink and dinner with a group of friends or date.
Delicious very tasty food!
Nice atmosphere and good staff!
Excellent meal with many interesting dishes and a wide array of flavours. Sharing of the plates also made extremely easy by the staff and chefs. Suggest they might update the wine list as doesn't quite match the quality and range of the food.
Hi John thanks for posting this great feedback. We appreciate it. Cheers Mike
Great food, great vibe, friendly staff - would totally recommend!
I love this restaurant. The food is amazing, service warm and friendly and ambiance stunning. Try the home baked rye bread with 'vegemite' butter and the salt and vinegar veggie leaf chips. I can't fault this place and would highly recommend. Thanks for a fabulous experience x
Hi Kellie thanks for the kind words. It's so nice to know what we are doing is appreciated. Cheers Mike Chef and co-owner
Food really good - and I mean really !!! Service was perfunctory — I didn’t really feel comfortable at Henri Sugar as the staff were interested in entertaining the minus 30’s ... I really felt excluded and unwelcome for being older than 30. If you are older than 40 I think you’ll feel more welcome and included in other establishments which is a shame because the food is outstanding. But we don’t like to feel unwelcome
Hi Veronica, I'm Mike the chef and co-owner of Henry Sugar. I'm pleased you enjoyed the food. I am so very sorry and surprised to hear you felt unwelcome at our restaurant. In no way do we wish to focus on a younger clientele or any type of clientele over another for that matter. I sincerely hope you give us another chance as after speaking to staff I can only attribute this to a misunderstanding and a one-off occurrence. Thanks for the feed back and hope to see you again Warm regards Mike
Very nice food and knowledgeable staff. Lentil parfait is always our favourite dish. Menu is simple, which means everything is fresh.
Thanks for the feedback Mirko :)
Delicious and interesting food!
The tasting menu offers a variety of flavours and textures to sink your teeth into!
This is a true culinary gem! Excellent, clever and well executed food. We did the 7 course degustation and a range of beverages. The wine list is stellar with organic and earthy options. The ambience is great - quiet and comfortable enough for a cosy conversation yet elegant and polished. Definitely try Henry Sugar!
Hi Nutty, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We really appreciate and we are glad you enjoyed everything. Cheers Mike Chef and co-owner
Enjoyed the chefs menu so much. Every dish was amazing. Can't wait to go back. Great place for a special occasion.
Best meal in a long time, had the set menu which was delicious and excellent value. Great atmosphere and experience all round. Would definitely recommend and visit again.
Always a great night at HS ... food and service from the team always sublime.
Nice place and friendly staff. If you are vegetarian, the dish choices are a bit weird and unbalanced. Firstly the lentil parfait was phenomenal but the leek dish was soggy and not nice at all. Drinks were great bit the tide was definitely out for my red wine. It was well recommended but there ate too many other better choices for vegetarian food.
Excellent food,service and Beverage match . Very highly recommend
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.
Fantastic food and drinks! Really great ambiance. Overall, a great restaurant experience.
Hi Adam thanks for your feedback - great to see you had a good time and hopefully see you again soon!
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.
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
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!
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
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.
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
Great food, great service, friendly waiter - we will definitely come again
Hi LouiseNK Thanks for sharing your review online. We will see you again!
Brilliant. Food, service .. will be back for sure.
Hey Drazen Thanks for the kind words, see you when you return! Mike
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!
Hi Jared Thank you for your support and we are happy we could accommodate. Hopefully see you again soon!
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
Thanks so much :) See you then
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!
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
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.
Hi Sara Thanks you for leaving a review. Stoked you enjoyed our offering :)
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!
Hi Vanessa thanks for your review :) Pleased you enjoyed everything Mike
Lovely wine, yummy food and great service. Definitely going back soon!
Thanks Fernanda :)
Best vegan degustation meal ever. Fantastic food. Highly recommended.
Thanks Sash, We like to put a lot of love into our vegetables. Please you enjoyed it :)
Wonderful restaurant with some great creative food. Really enjoyed dining here!
The food is always exceptional . The staff are equally exceptional. As always it was a lovely evening.
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
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.
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
Beautiful food, relaxed and funky ambience, friendly staff.
Hi Lubna B Thanks for your comments :)
Fantastic food, drinks and service and a divine atmosphere!
Thanks for the rating Wendy! Mike
Friendly, unobtrusive and knowledgeable service along with fascinating and traditional food combinations. Great cocktails and terrific ambience. Fine dining with a casual flair.
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
Hi Jasmine, Thanks so much for the review. I was a pleasure having you in!
Amazing food in a fabulous space with friendly knowledgeable staff.
Henry Sugar is rated 4.7 stars by 161 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.